Write up by Anthony Alaniz. Media by Scion Racing.
With the Scion Tuner Challenge in full swing, teams are desperately trying to complete their builds before SEMA 2014, and it is time we check in to see how everyone is doing.
This year, three media publications, GTChannel, Speedhunters and Super Street are all battling it out to see who can build the best FR-S for the show, which starts November 4. The three teams received a 2014 Scion FR-S Release Series 1.0 from the automaker, $15,000 and 90 days to complete the project.
Obviously, each team is taking radically different approaches to their builds, which we can’t wait to see at the show. In a series of video clips, each team gave an update on what their cars are going to be.
Super Street is hoping to build—pun intended—on a previous FR-S they've already completed. The site hopes to have a car that is appealing and drivable, while still being something that is unique. Under the hood, the publication is hoping for something crazier than a supercharger aiding in power delivery, whatever that could be.
Speedhunters is planning to take its team of international journalists and blend a global flavor into their Scion sports car, mashing up a lot of different themes into one, hopefully well executed, package. They gave nothing as to what would be under the hood, but we expect it will be far from stock.
GTChannel has partnered with Mine's Motor Sports to help with their creation. They were more elusive as to what they were planning to do with their car, only hinting that they were removing items that are not necessary. We will have to wait a few more weeks to see what they have cooked up.
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