Staying Grounded: Rafael Leal’s 2013 Scion FR-S

Staying Grounded: Rafael Leal’s 2013 Scion FR-S

Photography by Rafael Leal.


Rafael Leal originally purchased his 2013 Scion FR-S as a daily-driver back in 2013. It was only a few weeks later when he met William Chang of Concept 3 Performance, who helped Leal transition from his old domestic drag racing ways to the import scene. After attending some events together and spitballing ideas back and forth, Leal decided to heavily modify his car for the show circuit.

Over the past six years he has taken home multiple awards with various iterations of his build, and has been displayed at SEMA three years in a row. The current rendition of the car was brought together with some help from Giovanny Ayala and the Ayala family, who worked tirelessly with World Autobody to get the car ready for what might have been its final SEMA appearance.

Now modified in every possible area, and transformed from all angles, Leal is happy to share the stage with all of the people who stayed by his side during the build process over the years. We’re excited to see what’s next!

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ESSENTIALS

Owner: Rafael Leal
Location: Henderson, NV
Vehicle: 2013 Scion FR-S
Engine: Subaru FA20 2.0L H4
Horsepower: 220 (est.)
Team: Elite Tuner

SOCIAL

Facebook: /notofueightsix
Instagram: @no_tofu86

ENGINE

  • Injen Evolution prototype intake
  • Crawford BPB
  • Motoeast Flex Fuel kit 
  • Cusco catch can 
  • Grams Performance throttle body
  • JDM factory AC delete
  • Mishimoto (high capacity radiator, high output fans, fan shroud, oil cooler, trans cooler, silicone rad hoses, polished aluminum overflow tank)

  • OFT Stage 2
 custom tune by Shiv

EXHAUST

  • Motiv (front pipe, over pipe)
  • Borla V2 UEL headers
  • Magnaflow/borla exhaust

DRIVETRAIN

  • Driveshaft Shop aluminum driveshaft

  • Torson 4:11 rear differential

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • F1R 102 wheels
  • Accelera 651 Sport tires - 265/35/18 (f/r)
  • R1 Concepts BBK (356mm rotors, 6-piston front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers)

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Airforce Air Suspension performance bags w/ top hats
  • Air Lift Performance V2 management system
  • Eibach sway bars (f/r)

  • Megan adjustable rear endlinks
  • Scion Racing adjustable front endlinks
  • Air Zenith compressor
  • 5-gallon air tank
  • Cusco (front tower brace, power braces)

EXTERIOR

  • Varis Type A widebody kit 
  • Aero Motion wing 
  • Seibon (carbon hood, carbon trunk)
  • APR GT mirrors
  • Beat Sonic blade antenna 
  • Haugen Racing printed roof 
  • Zakustech carbon fiber rear window louvers
  • Ronin Auto (retrofit headlights, tail lights)

INTERIOR

  • Off Grid Engineering trophy truck style half cage
  • Sparco (Chrono seats, 4-point harnesses)
  • Street Faction (door cards, heel plate)
  • Infocus (shift knob, shift boot)
  • Midnight Sand Metallic vinyl wrapped interior trim
  • ATI (gauges, gauge pod)
  • Cusco (pedals, drift knob)
  • Carbon fiber (vent trim, instrument cluster shroud cover)
  • Custom (door sills, center plaque)

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Kenwood head-unit
  • Kicker speakers

SPONSORS

  • Mishimoto

  • R1 Concepts

PHOTO GALLERY

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