In this week’s edition of What’s Featured at Scion, we’re taking you inside the Toyota Museum to take a look at three of the most iconic cars produced by the team at Five Axis – the Scion FR-S Concept Car, Scion iQ Concept Car, and Five Axis Edition Scion tC.
The Scion FR-S Concept Car was easily one of the most talked about cars at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in New York, where it made its debuted. To get the car ready for its premier, we worked with Five Axis to incorporate some of the styling elements that we know would make it onto the production car (the open shape of the grill, raised front fenders, and tapered side windows), and combined it with Some of Five Axis’ signature flare.
The end result was a concept car that no only signaled what was to come for the Scion FR-S that would arrive the following year, but also gave us all a look at some of the DNA that was running through the car’s veins. Sharper side mirrors, headlights, and body lines sent a clear message that the FR-S would be a precision machine, built for drivers, and one that would go on to make huge waves in the compact sports car market.
When building the Scion iQ Concept Car, Five Axis created a vehicle that was much closer to what the production version would look like, though still with more than enough new styling elements to make it something all its own. What immediately stands out is the car’s coat of fluorescent yellow paint, though the custom wide body kit and wheels also give the car an aggressive stance.
Looking closer at the Scion iQ Concept, you also begin to see more subtle details that help give the car its distinctive look, such as the LED lights integrated into the front bumper, as well as the shaved door handles that preserve the car’s lines. And, though it’s not pictured here, the car’s 1.3 liter motor breathes through a unique center mounted exhaust – a trait that’s also found on the Scion tC RS 8.0, which was inspired by Five Axis.
Next to the Scion FR-S Concept Car at the museum sits the Five Axis Edition Scion tC, built for the 2004 SEMA Show. The tC was coated with Lime Pearl paint, and given a one off body kit seamlessly molded into the car’s fenders by Five Axis. The front and rear bumpers were inspired by F1 cars, with a GReddy turbocharger under the hood to help it match its aggressive styling. Inside, the tC received a complete audio/visual makeover, with the help of a revamped speaker setup and monitor hidden in the hatch – both courtesy of Pioneer.
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