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Scion was pretty busy preparing this year’s SEMA Show. The five customized tC stand as proof of this statement. And the next one featured on our pages comes from Crawford Performance. The tuner made changes for both the exterior and the interior, but they also did some impressive work under the hood.

The exterior package includes an ATI carbon fiber hood, Vinyl Graphics by Spin Imaging, window tint, and a Scion spoiler. There are also Tein Super Racing Coilovers and a TRD big brake kit. The exterior package is finished by 18" Advan RG-D RAcing Wheels with custom paint wrapped in Toyo Tires Proxes R1R Tires 265/35ZR18. Oh, and there’s also the racing livery that is swallowing the car whole. For the interior the tuner is only offering a new Alpine Stereo system.

Under the hood, Crawford added Motul fluids, NGK Spark Plugs, K&N High Flow Air Cleaner, and power by Crawford Performance. No specific numbers were given as to the enhancement of power, but we imagine everything will get a little clearer in the next few days as the SEMA show’s doors open and the cars come flowing out.


One of the many Scion tC coupes to be making an appearance at the 2010 SEMA show is one tuned by James Lin. It seems this tuner took out a book on what tuners could do to a car and then proceeded to do anything and everything imaginable, leaving us with this highly modified and super rad ride.

Starting with the exterior of the vehicle, the tuner added a carbon fiber hood and trunk, custom door handles, and a carbon fiber rear wing. More carbon fiber came in thr shape of an AIT racing carbon fiber front and rear bumper splitter. Splitter rods and front bumper carbon fiber canards by APR were also thrown in for good measure. Then Lin went ahead and shaved off the windshield wipers and door handles because, well, he could. The interior saw a new Sparco Steering Wheel, a Fast R Shift Knob, and the lovely sounds coming out of the new Sony 7-inch Double XNV-770BT audio system.

Under the hood of the Scion there is a new turbo charger, a front mount intercooler, custom chrome manifold and down pipe, carbon fiber dampers, and a DC Sport Air Filter. No specific numbers were given as to the performance of this bad boy, so we’re hoping more specs will be reviewed when the car rolls onto the show floor.


The increasing number of automakers that have dipped their fingers in the augmented reality experience bucket have clearly found a new way to catch the attention of their prospective customers.

In promoting the 2011 Scion tC , Scion has thought of a way to get people behind the wheel of a tC through their new interactive game called ‘Take on the Machine’.

The game consists of driving a virtual tC with a virtual steering wheel with the objective being to avoid all of the obstacles throughout the city to achieve the fastest possible time. It’s a little tricky in the beginning, especially because of how the steering wheel works, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes a heck of a lot of fun to do, especially if you can play it for shots with your friends.

If you’re not into the whole hi-tech virtual steering wheel mode, there’s an option to play the game using your computer’s keyboard. Not as fun as the former, but definitely less complicated.

Hop on over to the Scion website and see if you have what it takes to “take on the machine”.

Source: Scion

If you believed you had to drive a Bugatti Veyron to enjoy an engine power of more than 1000 HP, you were wrong! A Scion tC with a few updates can take you for that same kind of ride, minus some luxury. It may have taken a lot of updates, but this Scion tC comes with a total output of 1100 HP.

The car was developed and custom built by Chris Rado and his racing team. It just made its debut last weekend at Road Atlanta and will be competing in the Time Attack series. This series won’t be anything new for the Scion considering Rado also suped up a tC for last year’s Time Attack series . The 1,100 tC will also be featured in the next Need for Speed.

This Scion tC was inspired by racing cars from the 60s and early 70s which saw the fastest race cars on the planet governed by next-to-no rules. This car has been a few years in the making. Rado really wanted a machine to take on the world’s fastest time attack cars, so an all new AWD Scion project would be needed.

Expect to see this beast in lots of 2011 competitions.

Source: speedhunters

The second generation Scion tC made its world debut today at the 2010 New York Auto Show . It comes with an aggressive new look, new engine, and new technologies.

The 2011 tC is built on a new platform and features a specially tuned MacPherson strut front-suspension and a double-wishbone rear-suspension. Under the hood there is a new 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 180 hp (19hp and 11lbs.-ft. or torque more than the previous model) coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission with improved shift-feel or a six-speed automatic with two additional gears and sequential shift.

The exterior design gets protruding fender flares, a sleek front grille, and projector headlamps, while the modified cabin’s shape is inspired by the Scion FUSE concept unveiled back in 2006. Passengers can now relax comfortably in the elongated cabin with reclining rear seat that split 60/40.

The new Scion tC also arrives with key safety features such as standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), traction control (TRAC), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), active front-headrests, and eight airbags.

UPDATE 08/06/2010: Scion has announced prices for the 2011 Scion tC sports coupe. You can purchase the tC with a manual transmission for only $18,275 or with an automatic transmission for $19,275. Both also carry a $720 destination and handling charge.

Press release after the jump.

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Gamers, start exercising those thumbs. Do whatever stretches, twists, turns, and other preparations necessary to ready yourself for the most rewarding game one can play. The Unlock The tC Road Trip Game is an 8-week interactive online and real world competition that will allow players to battle it out for a chance to win a 2011 Scion tC . The pre-registration began yesterday and will continue until June 1, 2010 when the game goes live. Any player who pre-registers will also receive a bonus instant-win play where a player can win 1 of over 140 prizes being offered.

Four finalists will win a trip for two to the VIP party in Los Angeles where they will compete to win a sweet 2011 Scion tC.


Hit the jump for the full story including where to go to register!


Scion unveiled the redesigned tC sports coupe at the New York Auto Show and ever since then there have been rumors about a convertible version for 2012. If these rumors turn out to be true then this will be Scion Scion ’s first ever convertible. It will carry a price tag of less than $20K and will compete with models like the Ford Mustang , Mini Cooper Cabrio , and Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder .

Like the coupe version, the tC Convertible will be powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 180 hp coupled to either a six-speed manual transmission with improved shift-feel or a six-speed automatic with two additional gears and sequential shift.

We think saying it will "compete" with the models listed above is a little much especially when a classic muscle car featuring 305hp gets thrown in the mix. The Eclipse and the Mini Cooper Mini Cooper Cabrio are a little more the convertible’s tC’s speed with the Eclipse running 162hp and the Mini Cooper traveling at a measly 118hp without counting the turbo version which powers 175hp. It’s a nice try though. Maybe with a few adjustments here and there, it will improve in the next few years.

Source: Inside Line

The second generation Scion tC received its first customization program from Five Axis and is currently on display at the 2010 New York Auto Show . The Five Axis tC features a four-inch wide-body conversion, a unique House of Color custom formulated exterior paint by the name of Bloodshot, a Tein adjustable coil-over suspension, a TRD custom Big Brake kit, and 20-inch Yokahama Advan Sport tires mounted onto five AD R5:F wheels.

The interior gets a custom leather-trimmed seats with Ultrasuede EcoDesign inserts, Chilewich floor mats, and upholstery by Little John’s Interior Concepts.

This is not the first time Five Axis has had their crazy, creative hands on a Scion . They have actually worked on every Scion model from the tC to the xA so this custom job comes as no surprise to us.

Press release after the jump.

Remember that teaser video we had of Tanner Foust performing a drift along the famed strip of Mulholland Drive?

Well, here’s the whole video for you to enjoy.

The whole video was masterfully shot and the edits and cuts to the car’s interior as well as the slow-motion shots of Foust’s Rockstar Scion tC drift car is just plain mind-blowing. Foust manoeuvres his drift car with so much ease you’d actually think he was sipping on some Rockstar inside the car. But in all seriousness, there’s nothing like seeing someone do drift after drift after drift in a pretty intimidating road like Mulholland Drive, especially at that stretch Los Angelinos have come to call ‘The Snake’.

There needs to be some serious driving and drifting skills involved if anybody can even attempt to replicate what Tanner Foust did, which, if you still haven’t seen yet, you should watch right about now.

Source: Scion Racing

Tanner Foust is no stranger to posting drift videos at the Internet. Actually, he does them just about all the time. So it didn’t come as a surprise to any of us that Mr. Foust himself is starting a new drift series sometime in March.

Driving his trusty rear-drive V8-powered Scion tC, Foust’s first teaser video of his new Street Drift Series sees him making a smoking drift – and in slow mo, no less – across out computer screens with the words ‘Street Drift: Mulholland’ bonking up the entire screen shortly thereafter.

We’ve seen a lot of Tanner Foust’s drift videos over the years but we still can’t help but get all geeked up for his new drift series. Maybe – and we’re keeping our fingers crossed – we can see more of those slow-mo drifts in the future with lots and lots of smoke.


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