Jeremy Lookofsky (CARTEL KING) Joe Iacono ( Creative Design )
Pauly Rivera, Rob Miller, Josh Villepigue, Donnie Matter & Abraham Rodriquez
Custom Show Car to Serve as Grand Marshal Vehicle for 38th AnnualConcept debuts the 2012 Toyota Long Beach Gran Prix. (4/13-15) The dynamically styled FRS Concept shows that Scion brand is inimitably showcasing the roadster season ahead. RACE INSPIRED Design in Mind. The Cartel Customs Team lead by Jeremy Lookofsky (Cartel King) styled this rear wheel drive sports roadster concept with an aggressive line defined by a Toyota racing brand heritage. Working close with designer Joe Iacono of Iacono Design, Jeremy and the Drag Cartel Team shows a seamless perspective integrating race and sport fabrication. The short wheelbase factors like Power, Weight, Grip, agility, comfort, stability and response.
Power comes from the Flat 2.0 Liter Boxer Engine ( 200hp @ 7,000 rpm) 6 speed transmission. The Cartel Speedster Scion FR-S concept package highlights the kickoff to the 2012 Indy race season. The Cartel Brand has been heavily involved with racing for the last 15 years.
TOYOTA News Room Press Release (April 12, 2012): Toyota Racing Introduces Scion FR-S Speedster
“The Scion FR-S Speedster is a true sports car that embodies the spirit of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and our commitment to motorsports,” said Toyota National Motorsports Manager Les Unger. “We think enthusiasts are really going to enjoy seeing this vehicle during the race weekend festivities.” The custom show vehicle--the result of a collaboration between Toyota and its youth brand Scion--is modeled after the 2013 Scion FR-S, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style, flexible utility and surprising fuel economy. The FR-S was most inspired by the AE86 generation of the Corolla, better known as the “Hachi-Roku,” meaning “8-6” in Japanese. It was designed around the core goal of achieving “pure balance,” as demonstrated by its compact size, flat shape and strategic use of the world’s only flat boxer engine in a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive configuration.