The fifth and last customized Scion tC to be displayed at the SEMA Show comes from Shawn Baker. The inspiration behind this tC is that form follows function. Shawn Baker believes that it’s not really about how much you add to a customized car - could he be talking to James Lin? - it’s about how well you execute the aspect that you choose to customize.

Loving a clean look, Baker decided to turn the paint over to R Miller Autobody who added a beautiful matte black to the exterior. They followed that up with matte black features such as the A-pillars, mirrors, wiper deleted rain tray, smoothed engine bay, and rear duckbill spoiler. A racing solution RS2 Lip Kit - retro-fit and modified for tC2 fitment - was also added to the sleek vehicle. Then there’s the obligatory set of 19" 3-piece forged race SJC wheels.

For the interior, Shawn Baker went with a custom leather interior with baseball glove style rawhide stitching. The rear seat was stripped of its headrests while additional padding was added to the armrests. Up front, the tuner installed a NArdi Classic 360 mm steering wheel and a new Pioneer audio system. Under the hood there is a new turbo system, a new aluminum intercooler, and a racing SS turbo manifold.

You know the old saying where you "save the best for last?" That’s about where we stand with this Scion tC. It may have been the last customized Scion on the list of customized tCs, but its clean look and low key additions were just what we wanted to see.

  • 2010 Scion Tuner Challenge tC by Shawn Baker
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  (453) posted on 09.27.2011

I appreciate the exterior and interior designs but not much with its painted black that cover the overall car. It will be better if their is a twist or not just plain black.

  (477) posted on 11.22.2010

Yeah, the Evo RS is a cool car for sure... but it also costs just shy of TWICE as much as this Scion tC Spec Package!

  (745) posted on 11.21.2010

One thing to describe it..It’s lame..i think that a facelift would make this car more appealing..smiley

  (406) posted on 11.9.2010

Subaru makes the "Tuner Ready" version of the WRX.

  (858) posted on 11.3.2010

The Challenger-type stripes are rather nice, but the basic styling is uninspired, especially for a so-called sporty car. Hopefully a
redesign will cure that. For the power and price, you can get a fun and useful car. It’s called the Subaru Impreza 2.5i.

  (1211) posted on 11.2.2010

the interior of the car is quite impressive but i guess the car should have a facelift..smiley

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