Three months ago the team at Super Street Online were invited to take part in the annual Scion Tuner Challenge at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For those unfamiliar with this event, the Tuner Challenge pits tuners and media outlets head-to-head in a battle to build the best possible Scion – the winner being determined by votes from the public and also judges at the show. With competition from GT Channel and Speedhunters.com, the Super Street team would need to do something pretty spectacular to stay ahead in 2014…
Scion chose the FR-S model for this year’s competition (otherwise known as the Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ) thanks to its huge popularity worldwide and massive tuning potential. With Scion also releasing a limited-edition FR-S model this year, Super Street decided to take inspiration from this model and theme the build around creating a special-edition tuned version using help from the likes of LTMW, Rocket Bunny, Seibon and of course KW suspensions!Super Street wanted the car to be useable on the street and also ready for the track – something only the KW Clubsport can achieve thanks to independently adjustable compression and rebound forces matched with high-performance racing springs. Every KW Clubsport kit is designed and tuned on the world’s toughest racetrack – the Nurburgring – to ensure the maximum performance is achieved, perfectly suited for the Super Street FR-S build.
One of the most-impressive elements of the Super Street FR-S is the engine. Having previously built an FR-S back in 2012 with a HKS supercharger, Super Street wanted to go against the grain of forced induction and instead look at fine-tuning the N/A 2.0-litre motor instead. Cue individual throttle bodies polished to perfection and a cleaned and tucked engine bay/loom courtesy of RyWire – a modification with shows just how small the 4-cylinder boxer engine really is when stripped to the basics.
Then end result is a truly jaw-dropping FR-S which has the performance easily to match the exterior. Super Street Online did an incredible job putting the entire project together in just three months, and we look forward to seeing it up close at this year’s SEMA Show. We’ll bring you a full gallery later this week, but until then make sure you hit up the following link and cast your vote: http://www.scion.com/scionracing/tunerchallenge/