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Cosworth reveals engine upgrade package for Toyobaru triplets, can boost power up to 380hp

For all the time that Subaru and Toyota refused to offer a forced-induced version of the GT 86/BRZ/Scion FR-S, renowned engine firm Cosworth picked up the slack by revealing a special Power Package. The package is offered in a variety of “stages,” with Stage 1 beginning with a mildly optimized ECU, a stainless sport exhaust […]

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Scion enhances the FR-S for 2015, suspension upgrades and visual tweaks

Scion got on the wire to inform us that the 2015 FR-S has been slightly updated for the new model year, including some enhancements to the suspension. Set to go on sale later this summer, the 2015 Scion FR-S receives a retuned suspension to improve handling and stability–specifics include a more rigid front setup and […]

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Video: Cosworth teases new performance packages for Subaru BR-Z/Toyota GT 86

Many fans and automotive journalists alike continue to wonder to this day: why aren’t Toyota and Subaru producing more powerful variants to the current GT 86 and BR-Z? While this question continues to go unanswered and rumors of other variants to the GT 86 surfacing, renowned engine tuning firm, Cosworth, just recently teased a new […]

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Report: Scion FR-S Convertible on the way, according to MotorTrend

MotorTrend reports that they’ve received the scoop on a convertible Scion FR-S, following back and forth rumors surrounding multiple variants to the Toyobaru GT-86 family. These rumors include the aforementioned convertible version, a sedan, a high-performance model, and even a hybridized model. And yet, none have taken shape on the production front. Though MT supposedly […]

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Scion introduces the xB Release Series 10.0 for New York

Scion is preparing to introduce a new packaged variant to the Scion xB lineup for the 2014 New York Auto Show later this year. Labeled as the Scion xB Release Series 10.0, only 1,500 units will be produced and it comes with a unique Electric Quartz colored exterior. To try and increase the “cool” appeal […]

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BREAKING – Report: Toyota recalls 6.39 million cars

It would seem that GM is no longer alone in the corner of shame. Okay, perhaps that is a bit harsh, as we mentioned yesterday, it’s not really about shame, so much as it is about ensuring that potential customers are not dissuaded by a reputation of hidden problems and that lawsuits and fines are […]

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Report: Toyota GT 86 sales not as high as expected, jeopardizes performance model

A report from AutoExpressUK states that the Toyota GT 86 has fallen short on sales expectations in major markets. As a result, this has put the possibility of a highly-demanded performance model in jeopardy. This comes after Toyota recently revealed the 2014 Verso with a BMW-sourced 1.6L diesel engine, after the company announced to be receiving […]

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Report: Toyota FT-1 concept does not indicate any upgrades to the GT-86/FR-S

Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, has been channeling a lot of positive energy into the company, supporting cars like the Ft-1, and pushing designers to take chances and to give the bestselling cars on the planet more personality and soul. When it comes to the existing two-door rear-drive car, also known as the Subaru BRZ, […]

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Report: Scion plans on remaining stagnant for next three years for model replacements

Edmunds reports that Toyota’s plans of any significant model replacements for Scion aren’t due for at least another three years, with for a possible 2017 model year. The most recent Scion to undergo a considerable update was the tC, while the FR-S also accounts for Scion’s attention. “We are basically selling the same vehicles that […]

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Report: Toyota suspends progress for the GT86 convertible again

Toyota was recently under the magnifying glass after enthusiasts and automobile journalists alike became excited to the rumor that Toyota could be producing a convertible version of its highly successful GT86 sports coupe. Though, details have been inconsistent as the Japanese automobile giant has been uneasy about giving the greenlight for production. And to add […]

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