Insane, impossible, incredible- these are the words most commonly associated with WORLD Racing and virtually everything they do. Back in 2009, the time attack world was shocked when Chris Rado and the WORLD Racing team first unveiled their re-worked Scion tC with its now infamous massive front-mounted wing. Many thought these guys were insane. Rado and the WORLD Racing Scion tC, affectionately dubbed the FWING (front-wing), then took to the track and ran lap times that were thought impossible for a front wheel drive car. By now, Rado and his FWING Scion tC owned nearly every front-wheel drive track record across the country and had completely obliterated the previous records, a feat that is truly incredible. So what do you do when you own the front wheel drive track record at every track you’ve been to? What do you do when you’ve built a car that re-defines the ideas of what is possible from a front wheel drive platform? Well, if you’re insane like Chris Rado and WORLD Racing, you build another one!
We are proud to introduce the 2011 Team Need for Speed/ WORLD Racing Scion tC FWING 2.0, a masterfully engineered, pavement-shredding, front-wheel drive beast with a massive front wing, of course! The FWING 2.0 boasts a 2,500 lb. curb weight and produces up to 1,100 horsepower out of its 4 cylinder 2AR-FE engine. Let’s put that into perspective for a second. That’s 100 more horsepower than a Bugatti Veyron and nearly half the weight. That’s nearly three times more horsepower per cylinder than a Formula 1 car makes; insane, impossible, incredible.
How do they do it, you ask? Let’s take a deeper look into this 2011 Scion tC, starting with the heart of the beast. Sitting in an engine bay covered in gold Mishimoto Heat Defence Protective Tape, the FWING 2.0 retains the 2.5L inline 4-cylinder 2AR-FE engine that comes in every 2011 Scion tC from the factory. Gary Kubo, the man behind the engine package, achieves his impressive performance through a WORLD Racing competition-built motor and custom Descendent Racing turbo kit. Air enters the Turbonetics 74mm turbo where it’s compressed and forced through a Spearco intercooler. From there, the cooled air goes through a Descendant Racing intake manifold before entering the custom machined engine block. Race fuel makes its way from a fuel cell through a Waterman fuel pump into a Descendent Racing fuel rail before being sprayed into the cylinders by Deatschwerks 2,500cc fuel injectors. JE Pistons compress the air/fuel mixture before it’s ignited by the MSD ignition and NGK spark plugs. Brian Crower camshafts push the Brian Crower exhaust valves open to allow spent exhaust gasses to exit the cylinders. Those gasses then make their way through a complete Descendant Racing custom exhaust system wrapped in Mishimoto Thermal Exhaust Wrap that includes a custom turbo manifold, downpipe, and exhaust that spits 5 foot tall fireballs from the hood, where the exhaust exits. The intricate dance the precision race engine performs is all controlled by a MoTec engine management system and kept cool by a Mishimoto dual-pass radiator.