Cars are all about making them special to you, and for Connor, a turbocharged wide-body FR-S fits the bill.
Engine and Drive-train: Treadstone Performance Turbo Kit - Borg Warner EFR 6758 turbo, Tuned by JR Tuned. 354rwhp / 271ftlb tq on E85 @ 11psi, Prime Motoring Flex Fuel Kit, Deatschwerks 65mm 265lph Fuel Pump, Deatschwerks 900cc Injectors, Swift Racing Technologies full turbo-back dual-exit exhaust with 3" piping, Mishimoto Performance Radiator, Mishimoto Oil Cooler Kit, Mishimoto Racing Thermostat, Mishimoto Catch Can, Rexspeed Carbon Hood Dampers.
Wheels/Tires/Suspension: CCW D240 3pc // Gloss finished Gunmetal Barrels and Lip, Satin finish Gunmetal Faces, ARP Neochrome Hardware, 18x9.5 -20 F // 18x11.5 -4 R on Bridgestone RE760 Sport tires, 245/35 - 295/35, Stop Tech Slotted Brake Rotors, Goodridge Steel Braided Brake Lines, Powder Coated Red Brake Calipers, STANCE Super Sport Coilovers with SWIFT Springs, STANCE Lower Control Arms, TRD front and rear Sway Bar Set, TRD Door Stabilizer Set, Driveway Labs Type 2a Rear Diffuser.
Exterior: Rocket Bunny v2 Front + Rear Fenders, Sideskirts, Front Bumper, Front Splitter, Rocket Bunny v3 Rear Ducktail Spoiler, Rocket Bunny DRL LED Light Kit, DAI Yoshihara Canards, Custom Lip Sideskirt, 6000k HIDs Headlights and Fog Lights, Beat Sonic Shark Fin Antenna, Beat Sonic Roof Spoiler, Spyder LED Headlights w/ Halo ring, Black housing, Valenti Rear Tail Lights (smoked), Valenti 4th Brake Light - Black & White, TRD Japan Rear Side Spoilers, TRD Japan Stabilizing Cover, TRD Japan Side Aero Fins, TRD Japan Window Visors, 35% Window Tints.
Interior: OEM Audio System 400+, 2014 BeSpoke w/ Aha Premium Touch Radio Unit, Factory Center Console Arm Rest, Footwell Lighting Kit: Red LED, P3 Multiple Function Vent Gauge, TRD Japan Shift Knob, Vintage TRD Seatbelt Covers.
Tell us a little about yourself: I'm currently a part time server, just graduated from college with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology. I enjoy traveling, fitness, and photography, as well as going to out of state car shows, casual video games, and biking.
How did you get into cars? My father worked in the auto industry his entire life, so it was natural that I grew up around cars and was exposed to them.
What is your dream car? My dream car would have to be a Koenigsegg Agera R, or a RWB Porsche 996 TT. One being a Megacar due to its unmatched performance, and the RWB Porsche because it is the perfect balance between performance, luxury, and aggressive looks.
What are your future plans for the car, and what do you like to do with it? Future plans for my car include air suspension, race seats and harnesses, a big brake kit, and misc aero and engine dress up parts.
What's your favorite thing about your car?My favorite part about the car is the widebody kit. In the Chicagoland area, it’s not every day that you see a widebody car driving on the road, so I think it is a unique part about the car. Secondly, the turbo kit. It added just enough power that the car needed, it was just a bit slow from factory, in my opinion.
What is something that you don't like about your car? I wish the motor and transmission were stronger from factory. I feel that I could run more power than I am now if they were both stronger.
What is your car like to drive? After putting a turbocharger in a car that first put down 167 rwhp, it is an absolute blast. The boost comes in early, and the car really picks up speed quickly. The tires break loose very easily, so it brings a smile to your face every time! Not to mention the looks you get every time you take the car out.
What was your inspiration or objective with this build? The goal with the build was to make the car look aggressive, but clean at the same time. Everything had to flow well together with the car as far as modifications and color scheme. Everything looks like it belongs in the right spot, without over doing it with too many stickers or unneeded parts.
Why did you choose an FR-S? When the FR-S/BRZ/GT-86 platform first came out, it seemed like the ultimate drivers car. Being a near perfectly balanced weight distributed car, the engine mounted low for a low center of gravity, and looks, the car fit what I was looking for.
What was your first car? My first car was a 2007 Toyota Yaris Sedan.
What makes your car special to you? The car is now over 4 years old, and has changed so much. What makes the car special to me, is all of the people and memories I’ve made over the time of ownership. Some of the best people I know was introduced through owning this car.
What is something about you (or your car) that no one else would know about? It’s worth about the price of a brand new one, (still) :)
Any shout-outs to anyone who helped you along the way? My Dad was a big help and inspiration in creating the car how it is today. Cars run in the family! Also, Togue Factory, P&L Motorsports, Sound Performance, Elmhurst Toyota, JR TUNED, Mike @ St. Charles Collision (body work), Adam’s Polishes, and VADED MOB.