It takes a special kind of tuning talent to turn a rather mundane Scion iQ into a piece of racing art for the 2011 SEMA Auto Show. Fortunately, Scion found the right person in Michael Chang.

In turning the iQ into a wicked little racer, Chang enlisted the help of Evasive Motorsports in breaking some attitude to the iQ. A plethora of EM custom materials were used on the exterior, including fender flares, a vented, a Voltex GT wing and trunk mount, a carbon front lip, front splitter, side splitter, and rear diffuser. On top of that, the car was also fitted with Voltex carbon canards, a Wraptivo Matte White vehicle wrap with custom Red Pin striping, and a set of 17" Advan Racing RT wheels wrapped on Toyo R888 Racing R-Compound tires with a Wilwood 6-piston front and rear brake kit. Inside, the iQ-RS was dressed up EVO seats with 6-point, 3" racing harness, racing side mounts, a steering wheel, pedals, and a Weld-On quick release, all of which were sourced from Sparco. Then there are the custom parts, which Chang himself put into the car. There’s a carbon fiber door panel, a rear trunk panel, a 6-point roll cage, a carbon dash trim, a rally-style shifter, a carbon fiber center console, a warning indicator and toggle switch, and an 11" touch-screen display.

With all these modifications in tow, Chang and EM also modified the engine by putting an a carbon air induction box, a heat-shield with a gold thermal reflector, a custom transmission cooler with a carbon cover, and custom Koyo full-size radiator, among other things.

Updated 11/09/2011: Check the picture gallery to see new images of the Scion iQ-RS by Michael Chang from the SEMA Show.


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  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

The wheels are stunning and tempting in red. The bumper looks cozy. The platform is obviously low that makes me wonder if it has the abilities to perform in a race.

  (502) posted on 01.11.2012

I think its very cute for a racing car. The color combination is nice, i just wonder what engine they will use that will fit this one.

  (459) posted on 11.2.2011

I just wonder if why Scion is producing a race car like this. Well, I must say that it is absolutely a good-looking car but I just only hope that they will use an impressive engine for this one.

  (317) posted on 11.1.2011

Scion iQ-RS is quite impressive on its platform and to its other detailing. I’m just curious if what will be the interior of this one, will look like and even what kind engine they will use on it?

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