This FR-S Was Hooned Too Hard

Even brand new cars can be used up like a disposable diaper if you're not careful. That is to say, you can shit on it and destroy it in fairly short order. » 8/09/12 6:00pm 8/09/12 6:00pm

Three Cheers For The Great AE86

In America's backwards calendar days, it is 8/6/12, a perfect day to honor the trusty steed of the budget racer, rally driver, and drifter for the past few decades. In three videos, let us celebrate its drifty goodness. » 8/06/12 1:00pm 8/06/12 1:00pm

2013 Scion FR-S: Will It Baby?

Having kids affects, or probably should affect, pretty much every part of your life. Everything from how patient you are to the grade of heroin you use or the car you choose to own and drive. Common wisdom likes to hammer the idea that the only baby-worthy cars are SUVs, Minivans, wagons, and similar vehicles. I don't… » 7/24/12 10:30am 7/24/12 10:30am

The Drift King Does Gymkhana In A GT 86

Keiichi Tsuchiya has been the Drift King since Jeremy Clarkson had a Jheri curl. The people at Toyota UK put him in a GT 86 and had him do some old-school Gymkhana against a couple of autojournos. » 7/20/12 1:00pm 7/20/12 1:00pm

From Barcelona To Budapest In A Toyota GT 86

Nino Karotta’s videos have appeared on Jalopnik since 2009. He shaved his head and bore arms to test a Mercedes–Benz S600 AMG, learned to drive a Formula One car and, lately, teamed up with video whiz kid György Szeljak to create the Hungarian Wolverine series, where he drove a BMW M5, his old Renault Avantime and a… » 7/04/12 5:30pm 7/04/12 5:30pm

The Wait For The First Scion FR-S Crash Is Over

While most people are still waiting for their Scion FR-S it appears from these pictures someone has already managed to crash one. It's official—the wait for the inevitable first FR-S crash is over. » 6/16/12 1:00pm 6/16/12 1:00pm

Toyota Warns Scion Dealers Of Ill-Fitting FR-S Body Panels

Not long after its spring debut, the Scion FR-S is already facing quality issues. Last month, Scion issed two "tech tips" for the Scion FR-S: one for tail lamps with moisture in them and the other for potentially ill-fitting body panels. » 6/08/12 12:00pm 6/08/12 12:00pm

Night Drifting The Toyota GT 86 In Indonesia

This is 20-year-old drifter Demas Agil skidding the new Celica Scion FR-S GT 86 around a few cones. It proves nothing, other than why we adore this car. » 6/06/12 1:00pm 6/06/12 1:00pm

Subaru BRZ Vs. Toyota GT 86 Vs. Mazda Miata: Track Battle

Enthusiasts now have three (err... two, because one of them is pretty much the exact same as the other) inexpensive RWD handling-focused cars to race. Rather than enjoy this sudden bounty, many have taken to forums to explain why their particular choice is superior (don't even think of uttering the word "Scion" on a… » 4/30/12 12:00pm 4/30/12 12:00pm

Scion FR-S: First Drive

If Scion sold cars like drug dealers sold drugs, they'd be giving away little bits of the FR-S in baggies to everyone they see. They'd have local news channels running panic stories on the "Scion FR-S problem." Keith Richards would be trying to snort one off Anita Pallenberg's naked behind. Yes, it's just that easy to… » 4/25/12 12:00am 4/25/12 12:00am

My Dinner With Some Scion Product Development People

I was out in Vegas this week, driving a certain rear-wheel drive Scion I'll be talking about in much more detail next week. While there, I had a chance to sit with some product development guys from Scion and Toyota. As I always do in these situations, I took advantage of the chance to tell them about all my amazing… » 4/20/12 12:00pm 4/20/12 12:00pm

V8 Powered Toyota GT-86 Goes Drifting

The Toyota GT-86 or Scion FRS as it will be known over here, is the lightweight driver's car that proves Toyota can build a car that avoids the beige. Amidst concerns from some regarding the car's 200 horsepower output it appears someone has already devised a perfect way to put concerns about power in the car to rest. » 3/31/12 9:00am 3/31/12 9:00am

The Scion FR-S Will Cost $24,200

Scion apparently announced to its dealers the pricing for the Scion FR-S, according to a leaked document on ft86club.com. The MSRP for the 6-speed manual is $24,200 before delivery and handling and the auto will go for $25,300. Both should see a bump of around $1,000 with those other charges. » 3/21/12 5:45pm 3/21/12 5:45pm

First 86 Scion FR-S Buyers Get The Royal Treatment

The first 86 Scion FR-S buyers are getting all sorts of special perks, as we were first to report. We just didn't know what the perks were until now. If you're not one of the first 86 buyers you may not want to keep reading. » 3/02/12 3:00pm 3/02/12 3:00pm

Will a Toyota GT 86 Drift?

It's the second most pressing question posed to any new, two-wheel-drive model in the car-o-sphere, after, "Does it suck" and "Will it hit a deer?": Will it drift? Naturally, UK journo Chris Harris was among the first to answer that question. » 2/08/12 5:15pm 2/08/12 5:15pm

Scion FR-S Barely Misses A Deer On Commercial Shoot

While shooting the first commercial for the dearly anticipated Scion FR-S, driver Ken Gushi of Formula Drift barely missed making some gruesome on-camera roadkill. Gushi saw a deer leap from the lush Northern California forest with barely enough time to slow down. » 2/08/12 4:00pm 2/08/12 4:00pm

Watch Toyota's CEO Hoon The GT 86

This is Akio Toyoda, CEO and President of Toyota, one of the three largest automakers in the world, dirt-tracking a Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S. The only thing better? Toyoda then takes it snow-drifting. Epic. » 2/07/12 3:30pm 2/07/12 3:30pm

Scion Won't Tell First 86 Buyers How Much The FR-S Costs

Scion hoped to capitalize on the buzz over its new Scion FR-S sports car by offering the first cars to 86 randomly selected individuals who applied at a Scion website. Great idea… except the winners still know nothing about the car they're buying. » 1/13/12 4:30pm 1/13/12 4:30pm

Can You Fit In A Subaru BRZ?

Are you a six-foot-plus human being? Do journalists comparing the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S to a Mazda Miata send you into a claustrophobic panic? We sent Editor-at-Large/Large-Editor replica Joel Johnson to find out. » 1/10/12 4:00pm 1/10/12 4:00pm