Hear the Scion FR-S for the first time

There's no doubt the Scion FR-S looks great. But how does it sound? Sort of like a small chainsaw being started in a closet.

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Power is the great sticking point with the FR-S/FT-86. If that Subaru-built 2.0-liter boxer four only puts out something in the neighborhood of 148 horsepower in the 2012 Impreza, what's it going to do in the Scion?

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We're hoping for at least 200 hp, balanced out by super low weight, and restricted by an easily-tossed, eco-friendly exhaust. What do you think? Is it music to make love to your old lady by? Or music for an old lady?

(Hat tip to Tim!)

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ScorpioGTX1
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Why don't they use the 2ZZ-GE? It's already got 190 hp, and has been tested and true over the years in about 15 different models. It also revs to 8,500 rpm, so it's a great engine for a sporty car. Also, give the option to throw a supercharger on it, like Lotus does.