Varis, one of Japans most elite tuning manufacturers has recently produced 3 unique styling packages for the Scion FR-S and Toyota 86, two of them are ground effects packages that bolt on to the existing body and one wide body version with aggressive and sweeping lines. All three packages were on display at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon and we bring you an in depth review and exclusive photo gallery of the latest products from Varis.
Varis Arising I Body Kit for Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ
The Varis “Arising” 1 body styling package is a subtle add on lip kit that is designed to help accentuate the stock body lines and create a performance package that is both functional for street use, show use and the occasional track race. The complete Arising I line consists of a front bumper spoiler, right and left side skirts and right, left rear add ons. Optional accessories for the Varis Arising package include a front fender garnish, front grill and carbon GT wing. The complete kit and fender garnish are available in either a paintable FRP or carbon fiber with a gloss clear coat.
The rear of the Varis Arising 1 body kit is minimalistic and unlike many of the high end tuning packages, this kit does not have a rear diffuser or full rear apron. Instead, what is being more and more common for the FR-S packages, is the use of two rear add ons for the right and left side that round out the rear and give it a little more depth. This kit utilizes the stock rear diffuser and can accomodate a stock or aftermarket exhaust. The GT-Wing is more for street use and not designed for heavy down force on the track.
This side view of the Varis Arising 1 body kit shows the low profile look that kindly accentuates the lines without dropping the vehicle too low. This is a great feature for casual tuning enthusiasts that are concerned with a kit that is too low.
In this photo you can see the Varis Arising 1 front bumper spoiler, finished in a 1×1 carbon fiber weave. The lip spans the full width of the bumper from fender to fender. On each side the lip acts as a bumper canard as well and helps to direct air flow up above the wheel wells while also pushing the front down under higher speeds.
The Varis Arising side skirts in gloss carbon fiber show the curvaceous lines that seem to echo the old Veilside swooping lines of the RX7 D1GT but in smaller form. This styling is pretty unique for Scion FR-S and Toyota 86 tuners who see a lot of ‘boxy’ style side skirts.
Here, the rear add ons are shown in carbon fiber. The shelf type lip protrudes outward but not excessively, and compliments the lips from the side skirts and front spoiler.
The optional front grill for the Varis Arising kit is available in carbon fiber and FRP. This adds a nice styling touch to the front of the vehicle and adds some depth to the front bumper, not to mention ties in well with the carbon fiber front lip.
An up close look at the Varis Arising fender garnish kit, shown in carbon fiber with a gloss clear coat. The fender garnish is also available in painted FRP.
The Varis Arising Carbon GT Wing shown with metal brackets. According to the Varis website, the Arising GT Carbon Fiber wing is only for street use, we assume this is because it is not designed for high speed down force. This wing is available with metal brackets or an all carbon fiber version. For Scion FR-S tuners looking for a functional down force wing, we recommend the APR Performance GT-250 Carbon Fiber Wing which has been used on several drift and race FR-S including Ken Gushi’s Greddy FR-S.
Varis makes two different hoods (bonnet) for the Scion FR-S, Toyota 86. The first is the ‘Lightweight Bonnet’ which is acutally just an OEM (normal) style hood, as well as s ‘cooling’ bonnet with functional vents. The Varis hoods are made in three different materials, carbon fiber, dry carbon fiber and kevlar for the OEM and Kevlar, FRP and carbon fiber for the vented bonnet.
Here is the underside of the Vented carbon fiber bonnet from Varis. The underside utilizes an FRP support structure as well as a mesh grill to help keep debris out of the engine bay.
The OEM style carbon fiber hood by Varis shows a more structural support than on the vented version, ideal for higher speeds.
This photo shows the underside of the trunk where the GT carbon fiber wing mounts, carbon fiber underside mounts are used to support the backing of the trunk and increase rigitity.
The Varis Arising carbon fiber body kit enhances this white Toyota 86, Scion FR-S with style and gives a great contrast. This photo shows the base kit in carbon fiber but omitting the carbon fiber front grill and fender garnish. The hood is the cooling bonnet in carbon fiber and finished with Aerocatch flushmount hood pins to secure under high speeds.
This photo shows the Varis Arising II body kit for the Scion FR-S, this kit features a full front replacement bumper instead of a front spoiler. This front will also fit on Subaru BRZ models. The Arising II is a toned down version of the Varis Widebody Kit for Scion FR-S and Toyota 86. The rear of the Arising II ustilizes a more track friendly rear diffuser and rear lip that is aerodynamically functional.
The masterpeice of the Varis lineup for Toyota 86 and Scion FR-S is the wide body kit which takes the body design to new levels and builds upon the Arising II kit. In the front the bumepr adds both a front lip and carbon fiber splitter supported with two prop rods. The side skirts and widebody flares increase the stance of the vehicle substantially. The trailing edge of the front fenders and rear quarter panels reveal several slatted vents and curvaceous contours.
Here is a view of the Scion FR-S, Toyota 86 at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon showing off the carbon fiber trim that has made this vehicle one of the centerpeice vehicles in a show that featured over 91 variants.
Sitting along side the Varis widebody kit is the Arising II Toyota 86. Varis has done a great job with creating 3 very unique body styling packages for various levels of tuning enthusiasts. Varis is sold exclusively in Japan but will be exporting the Scion FR-S line to the united states through Bulletproof Automotive.