Friday, June 01, 2012

Scion FR-S

This post brought to you by the Scion FR-S
The All new Scion FR-S
Brought to you by the all new Scion FR-S

It looks sharp, doesn't it? A 200 horsepower, rear-wheel drive sporty car with a racing pedigree. And for less than $30,000, that's not bad at all.

It looks light, trim, fit. Its curb weight is only 164 pounds heavier than an entry level Civic coupe. So with that 2.0 liter 200 horsepower engine, this thing will move. Thankfully it has rear-wheel drive to help you move. One problem with front-wheel drive cars is as the power level approaches 200 horsepower, you get something called torque-steer. That's when the front wheels have too much power going through them to remain stable. The car essentially steers itself in random directions when you put your foot down.

Rear-wheel drive is simply better. And more fun to drive.

So this car looks good, is reasonably priced, is relatively light, has a strong engine, and the power goes to the right place. It's an affordable sports car that's also practical.

I like it.