2013 Scion FR-S starts at $24,930 image

Scion has recently announced the official starting price for the all-new FR-S manual sports car in the United States, which has been set at 24, 930 USD.

After being caught drifting and testing over-seas a couple of times, the all-new Scion FR-S has finally arrived in the United States, where the entry-level version, equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, has a starting price of 24,930 USD. Scion says that for the six-speed automatic version, with paddle shifters, the price can go up to 26,030 USD, but all prices include a $730 destination fee. The 2013 Scion FR-S is more expensive than the 2013 Ford Mustang manual V6 ($22,995) but it’s cheaper than the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T ($25,125).

As a small reminder for those of you who have other things to do than constantly read the automotive news, the Scion FR-S is the “American” name for the Toyota GT 86 which was official presented to the public at the Tokyo Motor Show and at the Lost Angeles Auto Show. The sports car is powered by a front mounted high-revving 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, “borrowed” from Subaru, with the Toyota’s D-4S direct injection technology”, which is developing a total output of 197 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque at 6,600 rpm. Power is being sent to the rear wheels through the six-speed manual transmission in standard or through the six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters available as an option.