According to Greddy Representatives it is confirmed that Greddy is looking to sell a Turbo Kit for the Scion FR-S in the near future. They are most likely doing research and development on it and that is probably what we have been seeing in the SPOTTED TURBO FR-S thread.
A user on scionlife was speaking to a Greddy representative through the internet asking about turbo kits and this is the response and conversation:
Dear GreddyStaff: i just want to start off saying i love you. secondly i would like to know what steps have been taken to bring your afore mentioned turbo kit to reality. has R&D begun? or is this just something that greddy plans on doing? are there restrictions holding you guys back like say scion corprate until the car is released? i look forward to your reply.Originally Posted by GReddy_Staff
Syldrin, thanks for the support!
We do plan on developing a turbo kit in the near future. To answer your question "has R&D begun?", maybe . Before we prototype or develop anything, thorough research needs to be conducted. Upon analyzing the data and market, the project will advance into the next step. It's a step by step process that can't be rushed to ensure quality is applied. This principle applies to our entire product line and not just turbo kits
We all know that Greddy made a local appearance at a car meet with their black modified Scion FR-S that had aftermarket rims and a titanium tip exhaust.
There is a video in the link above showing off the car and there is also a EXHAUST NOTE clip of the car revving.
The specs on the Greddy Modified FR-S are as follows according to Greddy:
- GReddy Spectrum Elite Exhaust
- GReddy Type-S Coilovers
- GReddy Big Brake 4 piston front, 2 piston rear
- Volk Racing G12 wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12 evo
- Custom Upholstery
Greddy only had 3 days to work on the FR-S so it is a pretty decent car considering that.
Greddy has been known for a long time to make decent bolt on turbo kits. I am personally excited and anticipating what Greddy is going to do with the Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT and how much power a turbo kit will make. The video clip of a the SPIED TURBO FR-S being tested is in here.
Greddy does have a history of making turbo kits already for Scion. Most of their kits aim for a conservative 250-300hp. I would like to know how much PSI is required to make that extra power considering the compression rate of the Scion FR-S being high.
Here is some information on the Greddy Scion TC Turbo @ 340-hp and 325 ft-lbs of torque
Scion has just released a selection of official pictures of its 2010 SEMA Show cars and while there’s the usual selection of over-the-top creations, were also pleased to see a few cars we’d actually like to drive.
Topping the list is the GReddy modified 2011 Scion tC, sporting a turbocharger that the company even refers to as a “prototype,” hinting that it will come to market in the near future. That means owners will be able to strap on 340-hp and 325 ft-lbs of torque with one “simple” modification. Of course, there’s a lot more done under the hood than just that. Other mods include coilovers, a Five-Axis aero kit, TRD brakes, Volk Racing G2 wheels and even a nice set of Sparco seats.
Up next has to be the tC Tuner Challenger car by John Pangilinan, which also comes with a turbo under the hood. The biggest feature of this car, however, has to be the Jon Sibal custom carbon fiber widebody kit and the tC even gets a Seibon carbon fiber trunk and hood. Of course, there’s the obligatory Rays wheels, measuring 10.5-inches wide, with a Brembo big brake upgrade.
Crawford Performance also built a custom tC designed for Time Attack racing. There’s no mention of exactly what engine modifications have been made, but we’re certain Crawford won’t disappoint. Along with a racing livery, it gets custom 18-inch Advan wheels, Tein Coilovers and a TRD big brake kit.
Other highlights include a stretch xB by Cartel, a rally-themed xD by 0-60 Magazine and Sparco and a very original xB by The Salty Dogs.
Each year Scion hosts a Tuner Challenger at SEMA, where shops compete for recognition and prize money by building an ultra-wild SEMA show car. This year’s competition involves the 2011 tC and includes entries by James Lin, John Pangilinan and Shawn Baker. The winner will be picked at SEMA and we’ll be sure to report back on who that is.