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FR-S Videos

The first video of the Scion FR-S is from the Scion First Drive Event in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium.  It is my first time behind the wheel of an FR-S.

The event staff talking about the Scion FRS and it's features and why the car was built the way it is.

After attending that event, I knew without a doubt that my next car was going to be a 2013 Scion FR-S.  I had my inventory manager swap our unsold Firestorm 6 speed manual for one in Hot Lava.  The following video shows the car carrier pulling into the dealership lot with my car on it.

Not the first mod that I did to the car, but the most substantial other than a Visconti ECUTek tune, was the addition of the SRT (Swift Racing Technologies) headerback exhaust.  I love absolutely love the sound of this exhaust.  It is on the loud side, but it doesn't bother me.  It's a shame that SRT fell off the face of the planet in regards to support for this platform.

The manufacturer recommends a 1,000 mile break-in period where they want you to keep the engine under 4,000 RPMs.  It's not an easy thing to do in this car because the car really comes alive around 4500RPM.  I managed to do it with only 1-2 occurances where I needed to accelerate quickly and went above the 4k "limit".  The car has a rev limiter that you can set to warn you with a light and/or a beep so that helps during this period.  Anyway, here is a video of me playing in an empty parking lot the night I broke the 1,000 mile mark. :o)

At the product launch event that Scion held for dealership employees, I was able to drive a Civic Si and an FRS back-to-back on the infield section of Pocono Raceway.  The Civic is a great car, but I think the newer ones are no where near as nice (or as good) as the older versions.  Here's a video from the passenger seat on the course.

I will add more videos when I get some.  I plan on autocrossing this year and I will be purchasing a GoPro to capture all the action.  Bookmark my blog and/or subscribe to my YouTube channel for the latest videos from me!

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