Super Street, Speedhunters and GT Channel went head-to-head customizing the
Scion FR-S as part of the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge.
Each of the three media outlets received $15,000 to modify a Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 sports car according to their inspiration.
The Speedhunters' entry for the Scion Tuner Challenge 2014 is a track day level racer that finds its inspiration of the early IMSA race days and the rise of Japanese racers in the United States. It received a custom front splitter and rear diffuser as well as tinted Lexon taillights and an AeroJacket trunk. Inside are bucket seats, quick-release steering wheel hub, four-point rollcage and four-point harness. The 2.0-liter boxer engine has received a Cosworth supercharger kit, JDL UEL header and a three-inch single exit exhaust.
No stranger to building a Scion FR-S, Super Street equipped the Release Series 1.0 with a wider body, 18-inch BBS wheels, KW clubsport coilover suspension, six-piston front and four-piston rear Wilwood brakes, Whiteline front/rear sway bar and an Eibach rear camber kit. Inside, the car features Recaro Sportster CS seats, six-point rollcage and an uprated sound system. The majority of the $15,000 most likely went into the engine bay which benefited from a Borla header, new fuel injectors, catback exhaust with quad tips, custom ITB bracket, Wilwood master cylinder kit, MoTeC ECU, Perrin pulley kit and Spec clutch, among others.
Simplicity never goes out of style, and in GT Channel's case, their Scion FR-S build for the Scion Tuner Challenge 2014 is just that. GT Channel teamed up with Japanese tuning legend Mine's to produce a car that can be driven on a daily basis. They fitted TRD headlights, side fenders and side skirts, Avest rear wing and mirrors, carbon hood, rear diffuser and trunk cover. In the cabin, a TRD steering wheel, Recaro seats, Takata harnesses and a TRD shift knob can be found. Other notable upgrades include KW Suspension Clubsport coilovers, HKS GT supercharger kit and Ganador exhaust.
A panel of judges will evaluate the entries and announce the $10,000 grand prize winner at the SEMA Show which will take place between November 4 and 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Source: Scion 1, Scion 2, Scion 3 via WCF