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2013 Scion FR-S - First Blood

DC Sports strikes first with their Scion FR-S

Apr 8, 2013
Photographer: Nate Hassler
Sstp 1303 13+2013 scion FRS+FIVE AD aero kit Photo 1/13   |   DC Sports Scion FR-S Passenger Side

By now, there are scores of modified Scion FR-S project cars all over the Internet and probably in your own neighborhood. Every other shop has one, plus we all know someone who's picked up this affordable sporty rear-wheel drive coupe within the last year, us included. But before the scene was bit with the FR-S bug, DC Sports snatched up the first one and started developing bolt-on goodies before the rest.

Sstp 1303 09+2013 scion FRS+NRG leather steering wheel Photo 2/13   |   Interior of the DC Sports Scion FR-S

You're looking at FR-S #1. The owner of the car is a good friend of DC Sports boss William Law. Albert Tam was one of the first 86 people to put a deposit down with Scion to purchase one of the first cars. From a random drawing, he was given first dibs receiving car #1 with the tags and a plaque to prove it. And being a good friend of DC, he was in good hands to receive the best parts for the build.

DC is known as a supplier of good 'ol fashion bolt-on greatness. Their catalog covers everything, whether you drive a 240SX or a Civic. But now, they're jumping head first in the FR-S/BRZ market and they used this particular coupe for all their development. Already equipped on this car and ready for sale are the cat-delete and exhaust, plus a pretty sweet strut tower bar. There are also headers, intake and more suspension pieces in the works so stay tuned.

Before debuting the car at the SEMA show, DC made sure the rest of the build was up to par. Eibach developed their coilovers on this chassis, then the FR-S was given every bolt-on part available by DC's partners which included StopTech big brakes, lightweight wheels from Mackin Industries, a lovely Five-Axis body kit and Recaro seats.

Sstp 1303 06+2013 scion FRS+DME oil cap Photo 3/13   |   DC Sports Scion FR-S DME Oil Cap

This FR-S is far from done but for being the first car ever sold in America, it gets props from us. It's even been pushed on the track a few times so we can't wait till the DC Sports' FR-S strikes again with the next phase of the build.

Tuning Menu

2013 Scion FR-S

Owner Albert Tam

Hometown West Covina, CA

Occupation nurse

Engine 2.0 liter FA20 Boxer motor with DC Sports stainless over-pipe, competition cat-delete pipe and dual canister exhaust; Circuit Sports ignition booster; KoyoRad Hyper V 36mm aluminum radiator; Odyssey dry cell battery

Sstp 1303 12+2013 scion FRS+FA20 boxer motor Photo 7/13   |   DC Sports Scion FR-S engine bay

Drivetrain Six-speed manual with SPEC stage 2+ aluminum flywheel; Billet Pro Shop short shift kit

Footwork & Chassis Eibach Multi-Pro R1 46mm coilovers, 25mm front and 19mm anti-roll bar kit; DC Sports CS-1 front tower brace; DME adjustable rear lower control arms and toe arms

Wheels & Tires 18x8.5" +33 front, 18x9.5" +40 rear RAYS Gram Lights 57 Xtreme wheels; 225/40R18 front, 255/45R18 rear Hankook V12 EVO K110 tires

Brakes StopTech front big brake kit; APM Racing stainless lines; MGP rear caliper covers

Sstp 1303 03+2013 scion FRS+circuit sport ignition booster Photo 8/13   |   DC Sports Scion FR-S Circuit Sport

Exterior FIVE:AD aero kit; APR Performance front and side carbon splitters; Seibon carbon hood; Carsmo Design duckbill rear wing; Beat Sonic shark fin antenna; S&A Design graphics

Interior Recaro Pole Position SPG bucket seats with super-low rail brackets; NRG leather steering wheel, short hub and Gen 2.8 red quick-release adapter; STRI Motorsports gauges


Sstp 1303 02+2013 scion FRS+FIVE AD aero kit Photo 9/13   |   DC Sports Scion FR-S Rear
Sstp 1303 14+2013 scion FRS+seibon carbon fiber hood Photo 13/13   |   Carbon fiber hood on the DC Sports Scion FR-S
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