The Way of the Streets: Mark Cowans’ 2014 Scion FR-S

The Way of the Streets: Mark Cowans’ 2014 Scion FR-S

Photography by Mark Cowans.

Mark Cowans was deployed on military duty in the Middle East when he first saw the Scion FR-S debut online. The sporty lines coupled with the idea of a small rear-wheel drive sportscar - the first from Toyota in a few years - lured him in. After seeing how much of an instant hit the platform was among enthusiasts and aftermarket support, he knew he had to have one.

Cowans’ 2014 Scion FR-S was originally purchased as a daily driver, but after getting sucked into the show car scene, one modification led to another, and things quickly snowballed as the itch for more took over. It wasn’t long before his FR-S was outfitted with the Pandem V3 kit, as well as a built engine outfitted with an AVO Turboworld turbo kit.

Today, Cowans’ car has been transformed inside and out to represent his individual style, making the car truly one of a kind with tasteful and carefully selected modifications bolstering the car’s appearance and performance in equal parts.

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Owner: Mark Cowans
Location: Santee, CA
Vehicle: 2014 Scion FR-S
Engine: Subaru FA20 2.0L H4

Horsepower: 450 whp


Facebook: /mark.cowans.7
Instagram: @solus86


  • AVO Turboworld turbo kit w/ upgraded turbo, radiator, catch can, intake, intercooler)
  • Custom built engine by Outfront Motorsports
  • CP 10.5:1 pistons
  • Carrillo connecting rods
  • Kings bearings
  • Supertech (valves, springs)
  • Delicious Tuning E85 Flex Fuel kit
  • DW (700cc injectors, 300c fuel pump)
  • Radium fuel rails
  • Turbosmart BOV
  • EcuTek tuning software


  • AVO Turboworld (unequal length turbo manifold, 3-inch front pipe, over-pipe)
  • Tomei 80R 3-inch cat-back exhaust system


  • ACT 6-puck sprung race clutch
  • Driveshaft Shop 600-hp axles


  • Rotiform LVS wheels - 18x10.5 -17 (f), 18x12.5 -27 ®
  • Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tires - 255/35/18 (f), 285/35/18 ®
  • R1 Concepts (calipers, drilled/slotted rotors, Street pads)


  • Air Lift Performance (air struts, 3P air suspension management)
  • Cusco (front LCAs, rear LCAs, rear toe arms, rear trailing arms, strut tower brace)
  • AEM front strut brace


  • Rocket Bunny Pandem V3.5 widebody kit 
  • Verde Ithaca paint
  • Custom livery by SocalSignCraft
  • BattleAero chassis-mounted swan wing
  • Seibon (TS hood, OEM-style trunk)
  • UbeyMade custom rear diffuser
  • Spec-D custom retrofitted headlights
  • 2017 Toyota 86 tail lights
  • Custom LED reverse light


  • Status Racing (GTX seats w/ custom green diamond stitching, 5-point harnesses)
  • Autopower half-cage
  • Shrader rear seat delete
  • Sweidit custom interior Alcantara (dashboard, door cards, console)
  • Custom Lime Green overhead
  • Weathertech floor liners
  • WeAreLikewise shift knob
  • OLM carbon fiber dash and center console accents
  • Vertex 1996 steering wheel
  • NRG (hub, quick-release)


  • Custom painted Verde Ithaca 8-inch subwoofer
Carbon fiber component speakers


  • Status Racing
  • Voodoo Ride 
  • LTMW
  • Advanced Clutch
  • Delicious Tuning
  • Seibon Carbon
  • BattleAero


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