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TECH ARTICLES, VEHICLE FEATURES, EVENT COVERAGE & MORE

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Scion Tuner Challenge is in full swing and each team is plugging away at their builds for SEMA 2014.

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What would you do with a free Scion FR-S, and $15,000 and three months to modify it? And no, an LS3 engine swap is not a sufficient answer.

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Boom! The rumor mill is at it again, this time with rumors swirling around that the updated Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ will ditch rear-wheel drive exclusivity for a potentially hotter—and more expensive⎯version. T

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Anyone who has built a project car has come to learn that the process can be somewhat organic. For JJ Chen and his project Fast Autoworks Scion FR-S, the seeds were planted in 2009 when he decided to pursue his passion for things automotive.

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Last week, we dove into the strengths and weaknesses of the performance components on the Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S platform. What we found out, in short, was that the platform is well balanced in its stock form, and designed and executed to work in mechanical harmony. Even with it as well balanced as it is, we're finding that the engineers have left much on the table–on purpose. Our goal here is to unwrap the platform to its most basic level, assessing and documenting what we find along the way. Then build upon the strengths of the platform so we can achieve our goals and deliver the information we uncover back to the enthusiasts. Until we start swapping out parts and cursing bruised knuckles, we're going to take a less technical look at the platform's electronics, aesthetics and trim.