Toyota S FR Racing Concept Front Three Quarter2
The sporty Toyota S-FR concept that debuted at the Tokyo auto show in October will get even racier next month at Japan’s Tokyo Auto Salon. With new carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) bodywork, the Toyota S-FR Racing concept shows how the rear-wheel-drive coupe could be transformed for use on the track. Compared to the standard concept, the Toyota S-FR Racing wears a new CFRP front splitter, new front canards on its bumper, larger side skirts, an enormous rear wing, and a large rear diffuser. Along with a lowered suspension, vented hood, center-exit exhausts, and exposed red tow hooks, the transformation turns the S-FR into a more serious performance machine that wouldn’t look out of place on your local race circuit. While there are no official performance specifications for this sporty variant, reports suggest the standard Toyota S-FR concept would pack a 128-hp, 1.5-liter inline-four engine and a six-speed manual transmission, with a claimed curb weight of 2,160 lb allowing for sporty performance despite the modest output. At 161.4 inches long and 68.3 wide, the Toyota S-FR concept is significantly smaller than the Toyota 86/Scion FR-S sports coupe, and falls close to the footprint of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Toyota has yet to confirm whether the S-FR concept will go in production, so for now there’s now word on whether an even sportier variant like this racing model would ever reach showrooms. Take a closer look at the Toyota S-FR Racing concept, as well as the standard version, in the gallery below.