Vote in the Scion Tuner Challenge

A Break in normal Spotter Guide service……

I was fortunate to be approached to work with car builder Keith Charvonia on the build of a special Scion FR-S for the 2104 Scion Tuner Challenge which is shown at SEMA. The Maximum Attack Scion FR-S by Speedhunters, has now been released to the public and a Fan Vote is now underway.

We created a special track day racer inspired by the early days of my client, IMSA, and the introduction of Japanese manufactures to American racing including the legendary TRD Celica by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers. You can read more about the design process HERE.

A Build post or two will also be published on Speedhunters in the near future. Full tech specs below.

But for now, its time to vote. Head over to the Scion Tuner Challenge page and choose the build you like the best, hopefully it might be the Speedhunters entry in the iconic TRD livery. You dont need to register or set anything up, it will take 5 seconds.  Voting ends Tuesday, 11:59pm


Thanks to all the partners on the build. Appreciate everyone’s help, spreading the news across social media etc. Massive thanks.

(Lead Image: Larry Chen/Scion)

Technical Specs

Vehicle Make: Scion

Vehicle Model: FR-S Release Series 1.0

Model Year: 2015

Team: Speedhunters

Builder: Keith Charvonia

Designer: Andy Blackmore

Series: Scion Tuner Challenge 2014

Engine: 2.0L 4U-GSE/FA20 Boxer engine; Airaid intake; Raceseng a/c delete, lightweight pulleys, oil cap and oil filter cover; ChaseBays tucked engine harness, clutch line, fuel lines, battery cables and coolant overflow tank; Delicious Tuning ECU tune and Flex Fuel kit; CSF radiator and filler neck; Charvonia Design shaved engine bay; Cosworth Stage 2.0 supercharger kit; JDL UEL header, overpipe, front pipe and 3″ single exit exhaust; Odyssey PC680 lightweight battery and mount; Down Star bolt kit; HPS silicone radiator hoses

Suspension/Chassis: Raceseng Cascam Plates; RS*R Black-i coilovers; SPC Performance rear lower control arms; SuperPro front/rear sway bars, sway bar stiffening plates; SPC rear toe arms; Charvonia Design rear seat cross-brace and lightweight front crash beam

Brakes: Wilwood forged Narrow Superlite big brake kit (6 piston front/4 piston rear with 12.88″ rotors); Carbon fiber brake ducts; ChaseBays brake booster delete and brake line relocation

Wheels/Tires: Custom 17×9 and 17×11 Rotiform BLQ wheels with brushed step lip and matte gold centers; ARP wheel studs; Nitto NT01 235/40R17 and 315/35R17 tires


Interior: JPM Coachworks custom leather trim; Charvonia Design shaved seatbelt mounts/airbag text, brushed aluminum trim, custom door panels and half dash; Takata 4-point RACE 4 asm harnesses; Stack Pro Control boost, oil pressure and oil temp gauges; EIS Fibercoating interior flocking; Cusco 4-point roll cage with harness bar; TRD/Speedhunters custom Cobra RS Classic lowback bucket seats with headrest; custom Speedhunters-engraved Raceseng shift knob; Raceseng e-brake handle; Grip Royal steering wheel with laser-engraved Speedhunters logo; NRG steering hub/quick release; vintage Indycar and custom-fabbed pedals/footrest


Exterior: KM4SH overfenders with shaved screw pockets; Charvonia Design fender vents, rear diffuser, side window glass delete, shaved door handles/mirrors; custom front splitter; TRD Release Series 1.0 headlights; Grimmspeed hood struts; R-M paint, BASF R-M BC194 High Hiding White Paint with body work done by Colin Stevens at Elite Auto Creations; Autotuned red tinted Lexon taillights; Speedhunters/Takata tow straps; AeroJacket trunk; Styling and Livery by Andy Blackmore Design; 3M 1080 vinyl graphics by Vinyl Loft; vintage Indycar dry break fuel filler with HPS silicone plumbing; Hot Rod Central hood louvers

Thanks to Dan Gurney’s All American Racers, Gary Donahoe (AAR), Toyota Garage, IMSA; Eastwood, Joanne Leigh, Marshall Pruett, Kendall Charvonia, Travis Ohlhausen, Colin Stevens, Patrick Plehn, Zach Eyman, Andrew Clock, Dan Clock, Keith Ross and Matt Myers

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