The FR-S was jointly developed by Toyota and Subaru, whom also spawned the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ sister models. It was only available in North America, but has been integrated into Toyota's model lineup in 2017 after the discontinuation of the Scion brand.
This long-awaited collaboration between Toyota and Subaru is no disappointment. The FR-S is very comfortable on back roads or even at the track thanks to its well-matched Subie flat-four and rear-wheel drive. The 2.0 liter puts out 200 horsepower matched with a six-speed transmission in a package that weighs around 2,800 pounds. The FR-S will do 0-60 in just over six seconds and is no slouch in cornering responsiveness. While the FR-S has stability control, it is more fun with STM turned off for those that can handle a car that has the juice and setup to push the rear-end out if asked to do so. The FR-S is a long awaited bit of automotive passion from the Toyota team who seemed to abandon the sports car market by ending production of the Supra, Celica and MR2. In short: the FR-S signals the return of a proper sports car from Toyota and that return is a welcome one.
The FR-S shares its front-engine, rear-wheel drive platform with its sister models, the BRZ and GT86. It weighs 2737 lb (1241 kg) and has a front weight distribution of 53%. The Subaru developed flat-four engine produces 200 hp (149 kW)and 151 ft·lb (205 N·m) of torque.