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RS-R’s V-8 Powered Scion “Boss FR-S” | Vossen VFS-2

August 23, 2016 / by Mike Forsythe

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RS-R ships their Scion FR-S to the East Coast where the team gets to personally inspect their Ford V-8 powered monster….

To say we have a close relationship with RS-R would be an understatement. From working on top project cars together like the “Instabuilt RC F” to both companies manufacturing their top of the line products in-house we share many similarities even though we are worlds apart!  RS-R debuted their wild Scion FR-S powered by a Ford Coyote V-8 previously on the West Coast and after some planning decided to bring it to the East Coast!

RS-R is otherwise known as the “master of height” as they produce some of the top suspension components in the world. We have used their spring and coilover suspensions in multiple projects and have always raved about the high quality of the parts as well as their ease of use and of course ability to slam our Vossen equipped cars. For those that are more interested in racing, they have won multiple sporting championships across the globe in racing and Formula Drift. 

After working together at Nitto Enthusiast Day in Dallas, we decided to also work together at Formula D Orlando where their 19″ VFS-2 equipped was parked with the RS-R and Vossen booths. Attendees were stunned to see that big V-8 shaped into this small Scion and of course hearing that deep V-8 sound. From there Ben Chong, director of new business development, had the FR-S brought down to Miami to the Vossen Forged Factory!

After arriving we put the 450hp plus FR-S on our lift to not only to conduct a closer inspection of their build but to also measure the vehicle since they will be upgrading from our Flow Formed Technology VFS-2 wheels to one of our new 19″ Vossen Forged Wheels!  Sticky Nitto NT05 tires keep this super quick FRS planted to the pavement!

Huge big brakes from AP Racing courtesy of our friends at Stillen give this much more powerful FR-S the stopping power it needed. We measured the FR-S so we can ensure not just perfect fitment but maximum concavity for their new set of Vossen Forged Wheels.

Its also great to see it with a manual transmission, a direct swap from the Ford Boss 302! The transmission obviously is perfectly matched to the Ford engine but its in a Scion! The JDM Steering wheel adds a distinct touch with nice carbon fiber accents. I have to agree, it is the “ultimate street car”!

Its always awesome to be able to show people our Vossen Forged Factory and here Ben and I looked at some new forged wheels being made as well as discussing colors and finishes for their #bossfrs.

We have visited RS-R’s factory and production facility in Osaka, Japan and learned quite a bit there, like all their coilovers are hand assembled. In our TUV verified factory, all our wheels are hand finished with all center caps also hand assembled.

This picture reminds me, hey Ben, I need that shirt!

We reviewed multiple styles including our new Vossen LC-Series and soon to be released CG-Series. Afterwards we also reviewed VossenxWork wheel options which we had on display.

Partnering for excellence creates not just exciting projects but exciting moments and relationships and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the incredible team at RS-R! Click here for more hi-rez photos!

Complete RS-R Scion FR-S Modification List

Ford Racing 5.0L Aluminator XS V8 engine swap by Papadakis Racing;

Ford Boss 302 transmission;
custom exhaust system (header to muffler tips);
Koyo aluminum radiator;

MoTeC M150 engine management system tuned by Nathan Tasukon (Forward Motion Technologies, www.tunedbyN8.com);

custom Driveshaft Shop axles and aluminum driveshaft

RS-R custom-valved coilovers and rear lower control arms

19×8.5”/19×10.5” Vossen VFS/2 wheels;

NITTO NT05 245/35R19 (front), 275/30R19 (rear) tires;

5×114 hub conversionAP Racing brake system

OEM Audio Plus 400+ speaker;

JDM steering wheel;

Ford Boss 302 shift knob

 

 


About the Author

Mike Forsythe

Vossen Marketing & Branding Director who loves talking about car culture with a specific background in Lexus ownership. Past vehicles have been featured on T.V, Magazines and SEMA with multiple car show wins for various awards.

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