Here are some unpublished pictures of the FRS that have recently surfaced from the depths of my Lightroom library. I was just coming back from a mini vacation from Mendocino and I had the bright idea of making commercials for Fatlace using the cars as props. The concept I had was to create guerilla style video “propaganda” with multiple installments lasting between 20 to 35 seconds. My partner Mehrdad and I got way in over our heads and the end result was decent but far from the initial concept. There’s no one else to blame but myself for lack of pre-production planning.
Anyways, I was thankful that Mark allowed me to use the car for the day to do my project. Since the car was slammed, I really didn’t think it was going to handle very well. As soon I took the freeway entrance (which had a nice bend) I immediately found out that it handled as if it were on rails. It was light, nimble, and it had the perfect balance of power where it felt like you were pushing the car without going outside of your limits. Shout out to KW and Cortex racing for doing a fantastic job on the suspension setup. Driving that FRS made me not want to get back in my car.
Mehr and I spent our Sunday afternoon out and about filming and shooting the car. Other than the drone of the exhaust, I enjoyed every moment I was behind the wheel. For those of you who are reading this and is in the market for a new “fun” car, I highly suggest that you check out the Scion FRS. Exterior looks great, the interior was well thought out and not cheap feeling, the car handles well, decent amount of power, comfy, good on gas, and most importantly, it’s very affordable. For me, what’s really important that I had not previously mentioned is the great amount of aftermarket support the car has. You can find a plethora of parts out there for whatever it is you need to modify/ upgrade. My only one complaint about the car is the 5×100 bolt pattern. TOYOTA, WHY?!
Anyways, I hope you guys and gals enjoy the pictures. CHEERS!