Toyota made two announcements today regarding the US-badged neo-hachiroku. Firstly, ToMoCo expects sales to be so piping hot that they built a website just to give the enthusiasts a chance to be one of the initial (no pun intended) 86 Scion FR-S owners. Hmm, 86… that sounds familiar. Since this is a heritage car, maybe Toyota should do like Ferrari with the Enzo and offer it to Toyotaku who already own an AE86 or 2000GT or Sports 800. The registration begins January 12 at 9am PST and will last for 8 hours, 6 minutes.
The rest can watch from the sidelines, like spectators ensconced in a cloud of toxic tire smoke generated by Toyota’s second announcement. You knew it was coming: the Greddy Scion FR-S drifter. Driver Ken Gushi probably couldn’t wait to get out of his former ride, a ridiculous RWD-converted Scion tC. It’s said to output 600 horsepower. Sadly, you cannot buy this.