North America won’t get a “tuner special” Scion FR-S like the Japanese Toyota 86 will. Such a policy apparently contradicts Scion’s policy of offering one trim level, and the American FR-S will apparently come pretty well equipped. But that doesn’t mean we won’t see it later.
Tetsuya Tada, the car’s chief engineer, told Automotive News that such a vehicle could arrive at a later date. That version, known as the “RC”, gets unpainted black bumpers front and read, 16″ steel wheels, no air conditioning and no stereo system. The RC sells for about $26,000 in Japan, while an equivalent to our FR-S would run $36,000. Car prices being what they are in Japan, we can expect an FR-S to retail closer to the RC’s price point.