Good news, sports car fans: Subaru and Toyota have teamed up to bring an affordable, six-speed, rear-wheel drive coupe to life. The 2013 Scion FR-S boasts 200 horsepower, better fuel economy than its competition, and Recaro-style seats. Early reports unanimously indicate the FR-S handles like a dream and is likely to be a booming success once it hits the American market in spring 2012.
Unlike many of its counterparts, the FR-S will be light (under 3,000 pounds), with 17-inch tires and an amazingly low center of gravity (lower than the Porsche Cayman!).
With a trunk large enough to fit two golf bags (with the rear seats folded down), a Pioneer sound system, Torsen-Limited slip differential, and a price tag under $26,000 the FR-S is a sports car for the budget-minded enthusiast.
sources: automobilemag.com, insideline.com, motortrend.com