Scion tC

Scion tC

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.

The fun loving youth oriented Japanese automaker Scion likes to release limited edition versions of their compact vehicles, like the Scion tC Release Series 6.0 that will be unveiled at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. The special edition Scion tC features a vivid Speedway Blue paint scheme complete with a unique matte black vinyl graphic running the length of the car that features the RS 6.0 logo pasted to the rear quarter panel with the same blue motif continuing on the compact’s interior, dressing up the seat inserts and color matched accent stitching on the leather wrapped steering wheel.

Standard equipment for all 1100 Release Series 6.0 tC’s includes a 4.3 inch touch screen Navigation display, iPod/USB connectivity, 200 Watt sound system with HD Radio and individualized identification plaques mounted at the top of the center stack to let owners know that they are behind the wheel of something special. Prices for the tC Release Series 6.0 will start at $18,620 for a manual version and climb all the way up to $19,420 for an automatic equipped limited edition Speedway Blue Scion tC.

Press release after the jump.

On paper, this doesn’t sound like a fair fight; a Nissan GT-R taking on a pair of Scion TC drift cars. While we’re the first ones to admit that the GT-R is capable of many things, drifting surely isn’t one of them, and especially if you pit it against a pair of Scion TCs that’s sole purpose in life is to drift.

Without going into speculation mode on whether or not the GT-R can hold its own against these Scion TC drift cars, Motor Trend decided unleash all three cars around the El Toro airfield. In a flat-out run that had both long straights and drifting corners, all three cars showed their strong suits and as the narrator says, “it’s not about the time, it’s about the experience of being behind the wheel in one of these cars.”

Check out the video to see how the Nissan GT-R did against the two Scion TC drift cars.

Source: Motor Trend

Epic Cartel came at SEMA Show with a customized Scion tC. The tC has been 3" with B-Pillars and center glass roof section has been removed and reinforced completely.

Scion tC by Epic Cartel

The customization kit includes: TRD Supercharger kit, TRD LDS Unit
Cartel Side Exit Exhaust, OME Sport Header and 22x8 Cartel Designed Billet 3-piece forged vellano rims. On the exterior it adds custom metal fabrication interior & exterior panels and a pearl white base paint with two-tone graphics & ghosted logos throughout.

Press release after the jump.

The youth oriented Japanese automaker; Scion have just announced that for 2010 the tC will come with a few changes, but not to worry, the remains at an affordable $17,000.

For the 2010 decade tC’s will be offered in a new blue metallic paint. Ensuring maximum automotive style 17’s are standard along with the panoramic moon roof. Audio duty is handled by a 160-Watt Pioneer stereo that even includes a place to plug in your iPod. A standard feature on most of today’s car buying youth.

The Scion tC is powered by a stout 2.4 Liter double overhead cam Toyota built engine with VVT-i that delivers a sporty 161 HP and returns a pocket book friendly 29 MPG on the highway and 21 MPG in the city.

Press release after the jump.

Scion released details on its customized cars to the SEMA Show. The line-up will include three customized tC: a Neu-Vintage Scion tC by Eddie Hahm, Scion tC by Mark Arcenal, Scion tC by John Pangilinan.

The Neu-Vintage Scion tC by Eddie Hahm is taking cues from the salt flat race cars of early Bonneville, World War II aircraft inspiration that was so prevalent in post war hot rods and high dollar pre-war, coach-built automobiles of the 1930’s, this build blends vintage with modern mechanics onto a Scion tC.

Scion will bring three customized tC to SEMA

The Scion tC by Mark Arcenal features TRD supercharger, custom autumn copper paint, fatlace custom two-piece cast aluminum four-piston calipers, Sparco 2 Circuit Pro Seats w/ rails and sliders, 310X260 - steering wheel, quick release, black six point belts, fire extinguisher and mount, battery switch, pit board and numbers, 3 LED SAT, Navigator foot rest, grip pedals, Luxor shift boot, RACING shift knob.

Scion will bring three customized tC to SEMA

The John Pangilinan tC comes with JLine – custom11RL3 three piece wheels – charcoal-T with semi gloss black lips, GReddy turbo timer, Profec B-Spec II, pressure gauge and boost gauge, Rockford Fosgate T1500 Punch mono amp, T400 Punch 4channel amp, (4) P3D212 Punch 12” shallow subs, T162S Power component system, cables, fuse holder, distribution block, battery terminal, and circuit breaker.

Scion today announced the 2009 tC sports coupe, the best-selling vehicle in the Scion lineup. The car remains unchanged, and the tC Spec Package is discontinued.

Scion tC Sports Coupe

The company is offering a Sporty Package distinguished by an upper mesh grille, lattice lower grille and projector-type low beam headlights with black trim in front, and tail lights similar in style to the headlights with round combination lamps.

A 2.4-liter double overhead-cam four cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence powers this CARB-certified Ultra Low Emission Vehicle to produce a punchy 161 hp. The tC features a five-speed manual transmission or an available electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.

Scion tC Sports Coupe

The tC model is available in a choice of seven colors: Flint Mica, Super White, Black Sand Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Wave Line Pearl and Nautical Blue Metallic. Exterior colors are complemented by a high-quality dark charcoal fabric interior.

Press release after jump.

Scion announced today pricing for the 2009 model year xB urban utility vehicle and tC sports coupe. The xB will arrive at dealerships later this month while the tC will arrive in May.

2009 Scion xB and tC pricing announced

After a major model change in 2008, the xB carries over with only a change in exterior color. Stingray Metallic replaces Nautical Blue Metallic. The base MSRP for the iconic xB is $15,750 when equipped with a five-speed manual transmission and $16,700 for the four-speed automatic with sequential shifting. Prices for both configurations represent an increase of $100 or 0.6 percent.

The sporty 2009 tC also carries over with one change, updated seat fabric. Prices for both the automatic and manual transmission remain the same as the 2008 models. The tC equipped with a five-speed manual transmission has a base MSRP of $17,000, while the four-speed automatic transmission model carries an MSRP of $17,800.


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