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Scion FR-S may be getting supercharger kit from TRD

Posted Nov 5th 2012 10:01AM


The Scion FR-S was just named the Hottest Sport Compact at the 2012 SEMA Show, and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is apparently looking to make this car a little hotter. According to Car and Driver, TRD is close to coming up with a supercharger to fit to the car's 2.0-litre flat-four engine in order to squeeze out a little more performance. Currently, the FR-S produces 200 horsepower, but there's no guessing how much a supercharger could improve this figure.

With Subaru seemingly hard at work on a new turbo engine for the BRZ and even possibly a BRZ STI model, it is only logical for a force-fed FR-S to be in the works as well. Surprisingly, though, the report says that supercharger would be unique to the FR-S, but since the Scion and Subaru BRZ are mechanically identical, it isn't clear how this would be accomplished. TRD already offers plenty of upgrades for the FR-S such as exhaust, brake and suspension kits, and it offers a handful of superchargers for other models including the 5.7-litre V8 used in the Toyota Tundra and the 4.0-litre V6 used in the Tacoma.

TRD made the announcement after the Scion World Challenge Race Car was unveiled at SEMA. In order for it to be competitive in the GTS class, Scion will be running a supercharger. In order to remain class legal, it has to be a factory upgrade.

News Source: Car and Driver

Image Credit: Copyright 2012 Michael Harley / AOL

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