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With the Toyota 86 being arguably the hottest car to debut in 2012, it's inevitable that it will be part of this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

Sold as the Scion FR-S in the US, as explained by the Chief last May, the 86 is the car that will be worked on by three custom car builders as part of the eighth annual "Scion Tuner Challenge."

The challenge involves designing and building "the best FR-S" from stock in three months with a $15,000 budget (roughly P619,000). A $10,000 grand prize (over P413,000) will go to the winner, who will be chosen by an independent car-show judging company, Global Judging.

"This year's SEMA Show has extra energy from the recent launch of the 2013 FR-S sports car," said Scion auto shows and events manager Steve Hatanaka. "The buzz and enthusiasm from FR-S owners have been tremendous as they look for ways to take their cars to the next level with custom and performance accessories. This year's Scion Tuner Challenge contestants did an amazing job showcasing how the FR-S can be personalized."

Check out the three cars in the gallery below.

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