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

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

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