Scion FRS - Redbull soapbox racer

This is Scion FR-S - a custom downhill racer built for Red Bull’s Soapbox Derby, and unlike the cardboard-ramshackle boxes , it actually sports a modicum of high-tech components. Concept car builder Five:Axis built a custom, CAD-designed aluminum space frame around a full TEIN suspension and Wilwood disc brakes, then draped the goofy, cute Toyota-aping bodywork on top.

Scion FR-S concept behind the scenes video

Scion FR-S concept by Five Axis

Here is some behind the scenes footage of the Scion FR-S Concept built by Five Axis. The vehicle was revealed at the 2011 New York International Auto Show to extremely positive reviews. Here are some specs on the vehicle:

Paint:
- Multi-Stage Custom Blended BASF Mearlite SSQ Base with Custom Blended Red Candy Top Coat

Wheels:
- FIVE:AD Forged Monoblock Center Lock Concept Wheels
- Front - 20x8.5
- Rear - 20x10.5

Tires:
- Yokohama Advan Neova BluEarth Spec Tires with Custom Cut Tread Design
Front - 245/30ZR20
Rear - 295/25ZR20

Brakes:

Toyota FT-86 II Concept presentation

FT-86 II concept from Toyota introduces a new generation of sports car. This front engine, rear-wheel drive concept gives the clearest indication yet of the FT-86 final design.

FT-86 II perfectly recaptures the exhilarating spirit of the Toyota Corolla Levin AE 86 – the must-have rallying and circuit driving choice in the 1980s. It is driver-oriented, designed to give form to the intrinsic joy of driving.

Subaru Boxer Sports Car Architecture @ Geneva Auto Show 2011

Subaru has given us a first glimpse at its version of the FT-86. Sharing a chassis with Toyota’s FT-86, the car uses a rear-drive system that has been adapted from the AWD Legacy platform (same as Toyota FT-86).
On display at the Geneva Auto Show a day ahead of it’s official debut, people are disappointed that the architecture is not filled out with some stunning sheetmetal, but this revelation is far more important and certain to appease Suby fans around the globe. 

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