After a lot of blood, sweat, & bloody knuckles, not to mention way too many late nights, our GarageFRS project car has finally been revealed at the 2012 SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Our RWD Scion sports coupe is now resting comfortably in the Source Interlink Media booth, soaking in the adoration of countless show-goers stopped in their tracks, no doubt mouths agape.
The car – having undergone a second stage of modification since we wrote about it last – made its SEMA debut the morning of October 30 when the show opened. Cosmetically the change is a radical one.
A Rocket Bunny wide-body aero kit with rear wing from Japan was the single most important modification on the FR-S. It not only looks incredible but it allows for larger wheels and aero advantages on the track, which we hope to test out in the near future. Our color is also a special one from BASF and as you can see stands out amongst the crowd.
Contrasting the green, The white faced BBS E88 wheels with Toyo RS1 slicks are the perfect match for our FR-S. The running gear is secured via ARP extended lug studs, and the FR-S now stops with a complete AP Racing upgrade from Stillen’s Brake Pros, both installs documented here.
The interior has taken a few more steps forward, now equipped with a Safety 21 roll bar, MOMO steering wheel and Splash steeringwheel hub that we sourced from More Japan to go with our previously installed Recaro and JDM TRD bits. Under the hood we have prepared for a significant “boost” in power – effectively Phase 3 of this build – with a Koyo radiator (which we posted about here) and Cusco catch can.
We’re ecstatic with how Project Garage FR-S came out but know this journey can’t be over until we explore ways to milk power and performance out of our sports car. Be sure to check in to GarageFRS.com as we continue to unspool the rest of our Tech section stories going behind the scenes to show you the ins and outs of building a car of this caliber.