What’s Featured at Scion: Noel Barnum’s Scion FR-S

If you follow what’s going on in the automotive community at all, chances are you’ve heard Noel Barnum’s name before. As a photographer for Canibeat.com and a regular at local meets in Southern California, he’s as deeply integrated into the Scion community as anyone could possibly be. Noel was part of Young Tea’s 2013 Scion Tuner Challenge winning team, and notably, his personal Scion FR-S has been seen at Slammed Society events throughout the year. Given that, it only seemed appropriate that we showcased his car as part of our What’s Featured at Scion series.

Noel’s FR-S came out of the factory dressed in a coat of Firestorm red paint, but since then, it’s been completely wrapped with Avery Sunflower Yellow vinyl, done by Aerowerkz. The car has been outfitted with the increasingly popular Rocket Bunny V1 wide body kit from our friends at GReddy, though the front lip and sideskirts from the setup have been exchanged for parts from Vertex.

The HID head lamps with LED daytime running lights from the Japanese Toyota 86 and limited edition Scion 10 Series FR-S have been swapped onto Noel’s FR-S, and complement brake ducts with integrated LEDs from Agency Power. Lexon smoked LED tail lamps complete the exterior lighting mods, while its aggressive stance is the result of an Airrex digital air suspension. Staggered 18 inch Work VS-KF wheels also work to fill out the flared fenders from the Rocket Bunny kit.

Inside the car, you’ll find a full 5-point roll cage from Cusco, while the stock front seats have been removed to make room for a set of Illest x Bride ZIEG III Type R seats. OEM Audio+ subs and speakers channel sound through the cabin, while a Vertex steering wheel and Lathe Werks copolymer shift knob add a personalized touch to the interior.

And finally, under the hood, the stock 4U-GSE engine under the hood has had its output boosted with a Vortech V-3 Supercharger, tuned by the guys at Evasive Motorsports. Borla headers channels fumes through an ARK DT-S exhaust, and the setup is completed with an EcuTek ProECU flash.

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