Scion FR-S Named Official Race Vehicle for 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Newly Modified FR-S Race Vehicle Makes its Debut at Chicago Auto Show
CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013
CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Toyota Motorsports and Scion announced
today that the Scion FR-S sports coupe will be the official vehicle of the
2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. This first Pro/Celebrity race-ready vehicle is
making its debut here at the Chicago Auto Show.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race will take place April 20 and mark the 37^th
anniversary of the charity event held annually as part of the Toyota Grand
Prix of Long Beach weekend. It also marks the first time in 27 years that a
rear-wheel drive sports car will serve as the designated race car.
"The transformation of the FR-S into a race vehicle is a dream come true for
many die-hard FR-S fans, and we wanted to share the journey with consumers at
the Chicago Auto Show," said Doug Murtha, Scion vice president. "Scion
vehicles have been driven in the Pro/Celebrity race vehicle since 2005, and we
can't wait to see the rear-wheel drive FR-S race around the historic street
The race-ready, identically-prepared FR-S cars will produce 210 horsepower,
equipped with performance enhancements that include a range of Toyota Racing
Development (TRD) products such as: stainless-steel exhaust, coil-over shocks
and springs, big brake kit featuring Hawk Performance brake pads, performance
air intake and 18 inch wheels. Other custom equipment includes a Centerforce
single disc racing clutch, front MacPherson struts and a rear double wishbone
A build video shows the transformation of the FR-S into a race vehicle and
highlights the painstaking process and level of detail that goes into each of
the 25 race vehicles created for the event.
"The newly designed Scion FR-S sports coupes are being prepared to debut in
time for the 37^th anniversary of one of America's most entertaining
motorsports events," said Les Unger, Toyota national motorsports manager. "Our
participants should find it easy to celebrate this year's race theme – Revved
Up to Race – sitting behind the wheel of a race-ready Scion FR-S. The drivers
will compete for a chance to earn yearlong bragging rights and acknowledge
charitable donations made on their behalf. "
Launched in the summer of 2012 to rave reviews, the Scion FR-S has earned a
cult following and significant accolades including being named Best of 2013 by
Cars.com, earning a spot on Car and Driver's 10 Best List for 2013 and winning
the first-ever Car of the Year Award from AutoGuide.com.
The Toyota Pro/Celebrity race has evolved into one of the longest-running
corporate-sponsored events of its kind, pitting celebrities from music, sports
and film against professional race drivers. The event benefits "Racing for
Kids," a nonprofit, national fundraising program that supports children's
hospitals throughout the United States.
Since 1977, Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race participants have included many
Hollywood elites such as Keanu Reeves, Ashley Judd, Adrien Brody, Cameron
Diaz, George Lucas, Queen Latifah and Jay Leno. Outside the red carpet,
participants include former astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, NFL star John
Elway, NBA All-Star Karl Malone, X Games Champion Tony Hawk, Olympic gymnast
Mary Lou Retton and twelve-time Olympic medalist Dara Torres.
Toyota has donated more than $2 million to the Racing for Kids organization
since 1991 on behalf of the Pro/Celebrity race and its participants. In
addition to Toyota's annual contributions, a $15,000 donation will be made in
conjunction with the 16^th annual "People Pole Award." Sponsored by People
magazine, the award honors the pole-position winner of the Toyota
Pro/Celebrity Race qualifying session on April 19.
To learn more about the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, or view the build video
showing the transformation of the FR-S into a race vehicle, go to
www.toyotaracing.com, visit our Facebook page (Toyota Racing), follow us on
Twitter @ToyotaRacing or join the conversation with the participants at #TPCR.
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new
generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion's mission is to provide
distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative,
consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five
groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban
subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports
coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports
car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its
business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising
and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality
through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit
Toyota Racing Scion Public Relations
Les Unger Craig Taguchi
Toyota National Motorsports Manager Scion Public Relations
Toyota Racing: www.toyotaracing.com Scion Website: www.scion.com
2013 Toyota Pro / Celebrity Scion FR-S Specifications
Type 4-cylinder, boxer type, 16-valve DOHC with
Variable Valve Timing Control
Displacement 2.0L (121.9 Cu. In.)
Power 210 hp @ 7000 rpm
Induction Fuel Injection D-4S (Direct and Port
Injection System) TRD Performance Air Intake
Bore X Stroke 86.0 mm X 86.0mm
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Fuel F&L racing fuel100 octane unleaded
Exhaust TRD stainless-steel exhaust
Motor Oil Redline 0W20 synthetic
Transmission 6-speed manual with Redline MTL synthetic
Differential Limited-slip differential
Clutch Centerforce single-disc racing clutch
Body Scion FR-S
Graphics Vinyl graphics by Hukill Paint and Graphics
Type 4-wheel independent
Front MacPherson strut with TRD custom coil-over
shocks and springs
Rear Double-wishbone with TRD custom coil-over
shocks and springs
WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheels TRD 18 X 7.5 in.
Tires Bridgestone Potenza RE11,
Brakes 4-wheel disc with ABS and TRD big brake kit.
Hawk Performance brake pads
Safety Full roll cage, Onboard fire system, Window
net, 5-point seatbelts
Race Weight 2775 lb.
Wheelbase 101.2 in.
Overall Length 166.7 in.
Overall Width 69.9 in.
Overall Height 48.7 in.
Ground Clearance 3.0 in.
Track Width Front — 59.8 in., Rear — 60.6 in.
Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal.
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