Scion FR-S going to Pikes Peak image

Scion has recently announced its plans to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this weekend.

According to the car manufacturer, the Scion FR-S will be used in the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, including the xD and the tC. Scion says that the xD rally car will be driven by Andrew Comrie-Picard and the tC will be driven by Takeshi Aizawa, in the Time Attack class. The modified Scion FR-S will be driven by Robert Walker, who will enter the Unlimited Class against drivers like Sebastien Loeb and Rhys Millen.

“Scion Racing is thrilled to bring three talented drivers and teams to our second visit at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the world’s most spectacular races. This event pushes drivers and vehicles to their extreme limits, and we are looking forward to showcasing the capabilities of three different Scion models on the mountain course”, said Scion marketing and special events manager, Steve Hatanaka.

The Scion FR-S racing car in question will be powered by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is good for 365 HP (272 kW) and 517 Nm of torque (382 lb-ft). The 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration will be done in approximately 3.7 seconds. The xD will get a 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine under its hood, producing 265 HP (197 kW) and 358 Nm (265 lb-ft), enabling the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.3 seconds.