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Scion FR-S to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

 Scion FR-S to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Scion FR-S for Pikes Peak Hill Climb 27.6.2013

Car will be driven by Robert Walker

Scion Racing has announced plans to compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30th.

The company will field three different models including the xD, tC and FR-S. The xD rally car will be driven by Andrew Comrie-Picard, while the GReddy tC will be piloted by Takeshi Aizawa. Both will be competing in the Time Attack class.

Rookie Robert Walker will be behind the wheel of a specially modified FR-S which was built by Evasive Motorsports. He will be competing against Rhys Millen and Sébastien Loeb in the Unlimited class.

The company didn't have much to say about the cars, but the GReddy tC has a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 365 bhp (272 kW) and 382 lb-ft (517 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.76 seconds.

Likewise, the xD rally car has a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 265 bhp (197 kW) and 265 lb-ft (358 Nm) of torque. This enables the car to run from 0-60 mph in approximately 4.3 seconds.

Source: Scion

Scion Racing Returns to Tackle Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Three Drivers Take on the 12.42 Mile Course; First Time Visit for the FR-S

TORRANCE, Calif. (June 27, 2013) -- Scion Racing will make its second appearance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 30, with the FR-S debuting for its first race up the 14,110 foot summit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Now in its 91st year, the iconic and highly competitive event takes drivers up a 12.42-mile course with 156 turns to the top of Pikes Peak.

Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard will be in the Scion Racing Rally xD, and Takeshi Aizawa will be piloting the GReddy tC, both making their second trips up the mountain. Driver Robert Walker is a rookie to Pikes Peak and will be behind the wheel of a FR-S built by Evasive Motorsports. All three Scion vehicles have been modified for added safety and increased performance. Comrie-Picard and Aizawa will be competing in the Time Attack class, while Walker will be racing in the Unlimited class.

“Scion Racing is thrilled to bring three talented drivers and teams to our second visit at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the world’s most spectacular races,” said Steve Hatanaka, Scion marketing and special events manager. “This event pushes drivers and vehicles to their extreme limits, and we are looking forward to showcasing the capabilities of three different Scion models on the mountain course.”

For more information about the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, visit www.ppihc.com. Scion Racing also includes teams competing in drag, drift and road racing series. For information, videos and interviews with drivers, visit www.scionracing.com.

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