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Chris Basselgia 035 FReSh FR-S - SEMA 2012 Preview

Chris faced the challenge of being creative in his design while maintaining functionality.

Oct 26, 2012
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Tuner Challenge Minty FReSh FR-S
Vehicle: 2013 Scion FR-S
Built by: Chris Basselgia

Chris Basselgia’s vision is one of functionality and class. Being a brand new vehicle to the Scion line up of cars, the FR-S presented Chris with the unique opportunity to paint a picture unlike anyone has seen before. Major and subtle changes were implemented not to create a new vehicle, but to enhance the beauty and performance that was already created by Scion. Unique color combinations that not only flow together but create a pleasant and fresh emotion on top of the clean lines that are not only aggressive but also sexy and elegant were the focus of the exterior. The same mindset follows into the interior where the driver and passengers will enjoy luxury while being thrilled by the power plant under the hood. In this build, Chris faced the challenge of being creative in his design while maintaining functionality and being sure to cover all of the bases necessary for a show stopping vehicle. In the end, Chris hopes to show that all of this can be achieved with style and class and without the unnecessary bolt on clutter often seen in builds of this nature.

Exterior
•BASF R-M Onyx HD Fresh Mint waterborne paint
•BASF R-M Onyx HD Matte Root Beer waterborne paint
•Custom “lipster” lip kit – Juevos Designed/Rmiller Produced
•Rmiller Autobody molded duck bill spoiler
•Rmiller Autobody rear diffuser w/ center exit exhaust
•IAG Performance diffuser exhaust trim
•Wiper delete and smoothed rain tray
•Shaved antenna
•Mild smoothed engine bay
•Shaved center grille
•Rmiller Autobody side brake vents with lateral slates
•APR race mirrors
•Smoked headlights
•Red tinted brake lights
•Yellow front turn signals and marker lights
•Vinyl partner graphics by Advert Graphix

Interior
•Custom leather re-trim by BK Rodz
•Distressed leather and black ostrich leather by Roden Leather
•Shaved rear deck
•Arm pads added to rear panel
•Custom rear panel speaker grille
•IAG titanium shift knob
•Floor mats trimmed with distressed leather
•Stewart Warner boost, EGT, and Volt gauges
•Nardi classic 360mm wood grain wheel with chrome spokes
•NR-G quick release steering wheel hub

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Engine
•IAG Performance billet CNC intake manifold
•Eaton M62 roots supercharger
•IAG Performance water to air intercooler inside billet manifold
•Bosch Cobra water pump for intercooler
•Frozen boost heat exchanger
•Frozen boost 12” 900CFM electric fans (2)
•IAG Performance T304 stainless steel exhaust system, 3.5” dual oval exit
•IAG Performance polished water tank
•IAG Performance polished coolant overflow tank
•IAG Performance polished intake system and MAF housing
•Green filter

Suspension
•Airlift FR-S double bellow air struts
•Airlift Auto Pilot V2 digital control system w/ 4 corner control
•5-Gallon air tank
•Vivar compressor

Wheels/Tires
•Rotiform Super Concave 3-Piece SNA wheels 19x9.5” – Front
•Rotiform Super Concave 3-Piece SNA wheels 19x10” – Rear
•Matte Root Beer finish with polished lip
•Falken FK453 tires - 225/35ZR/19

Brakes
•Neo Motorsports 6-Piston calipers w/ neo chrome finish – Front
•Neo Motorsports 4-Piston calipers w/ neo chrome finish – Rear
•Neo Motorsports 14” C-Slot race rotors – Front
•Neo Motorsports 13” C-Slot race rotors – Rear
•Neo Motorsports braided stainless brake lines

Electronics
•Sony XAV-601BT double DIN touch screen
•JL Audio HD750/1 amplifier
•JL Audio HD600/4 amplifier
•JL Audio 10-W7 sub woofers (2)
•JL Audio 6-W3 mid bass woofers (4)
•JL Audio power/audio/speaker wiring and fuse blocks
•Optima Yellow Top battery

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