Super Street Network

 |   |  Toyota Pro/Celeb Car Test Drive - Track Star

Toyota Pro/Celeb Car Test Drive - Track Star

Sep 6, 2013

If you’ve ever taken an FR-S on the track or even through your local twisties, you can agree with me that it’s a fun ass car. I can’t say it enough to people, the FR-S isn’t a straight-line killer but a force to be reckoned with on a tight, twisty course. And there’s no mystery why it was picked to be in this year’s Toyota Pro/Celebrity race.

Scion brought us out to test the cars at the Streets of Willow before celebs like Michelle Rodriguez and Adam Corolla might put one of these things into a wall. But we had nothing short of a great impression after throwing around these race-ready FR-S’. The cars are tuned, not as much engine-wise but the chassis received plenty of improvements to get us around the track faster.

Track star scion FRS garage FRS Photo 2/9   |   Toyota Pro/Celeb Car Test Drive - Track Star

Three things stood out to me most: First, the Bridgestone tires made a huge difference compared to the standard FR-S all-seaons, allowing for more grip and control, which in turn gave me much more confidence going into corners at higher speeds. Second, the new brake setup (four-piston calipers with larger rotors up front, plus track pads all around) let me pound on the brakes lap-after-lap without feeling or worrying about the brakes overheating. Lastly, I gotta credit a big part of the tighter and more responsive driving feel to the suspension thanks to coilovers and extra bracing.

While the FR-S had about 10-15 more horsepower, it wasn’t where I made up time around the course. Spending a day at the track in these Toyota Pro/Celeb cars goes to show that the FR-S is all about handling and balance. -Sam Du

Track star scion FRS simpson racing harness Photo 6/9   |   Toyota Pro/Celeb Car Test Drive - Track Star

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

There aren't that many great British car designers, but Ian Callum is definitely one of them.
Colin RyanAug 28, 2015
We bring you random happenings in imports, tuners, drifting and street racing on this week in review.
Aug 28, 2015
Japanese-spec 2016 Honda CR-Z hybrid gets upgrades in performance, appearance, and convenience
Bob HernandezAug 28, 2015
40 years of BMW 3, Russian tuners Top Car, 700-hp 135i for $40K, Ferrari at Laguna Seca, and more in the September 2015 issue of European Car
Bob HernandezAug 28, 2015
Rear-drive coupe becomes slightly more affordable.
Jason UdyAug 27, 2015

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search

SuperStreet Instagram

Does it drive as good as it looks? Yes it does! #superstreet #drivingisbelieving #bmwi8 #azusacanyon

TO TOP