The Toyota/Scion S-FR has been revealed, but Toyota is tight-lipped on the tiny sports car’s specifications. sfrforums.com claims to have obtained official specs on the S-FR and it looks like the car will slot perfectly below the FR-S as Toyota or Scion’s smallest sports car. With 130 horsepower and just over 2,000 lbs, the S-FR will be one of the most exciting cars to drive when it hits the road.
The S-FR will be powered by a 130-horsepower, 109 ft-lb torque turbocharged 1.5-liter engine with VVT-iE variable valve timing. The 2NR-FKE engine in the S-FR is a tuned version of the Japanese Corolla’s power plant with direct injection added.
Beware of crosswinds, the S-FR will weigh a feathery 2,160 lbs. That’s 90-lbs more than the original 1990 Mazda Miata. According to the calculator at 060calculator.com, that should be good for a 0-60 time of around 6.9 seconds.
The S-FR will use a MacPherson strut front suspension and double wishbone rear suspension. This is the same setup the Scion FR-S uses.
The S-FR got a 20.0 KM/L rating in the Japanese test cycle (which would be 47 MPG). For comparison, the FR-S got a 12.3 KM/L rating (36 MPG) and its EPA ratings are 25 city, 34 highway, 28 combined. If you assume the same rate of conversion (*2.27), the S-FR would get 45 MPG in the United States.
Purists rejoice! The S-FR will only be available with a 6-speed Aisin manual transmission. Of course when the car finally hits production or makes it to America, it may have an automatic transmission option.