The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show holds a very special place in our hearts, largely because it’s a different take on what an auto show traditionally is. Instead of debuting production cars or unveiling concept cars, SEMA is the place where automakers show off customized versions of their respective production models. This year, Scion was one of the first to unveil its SEMA plans when it released the first details on its SEMA-bound models, including the Slayer-inspired "Mobile Amp" tC sports coupe.

The Slayer Mobile Amp tC is far from a sheep wearing wolf’s clothing. It’s an all-out assault to your senses, a living (albeit on four wheels) embodiment of Slayer’s aggressive and style of music. The exterior and interior of the tC sports coupe received equal amounts of details attributed to Slayer as it was built by Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ. This program isn’t for the weak of heart, as the company did not settle for anything less than to make Tom Araya and the rest of the band proud to have their names attached to it.

Updated 10/30/2014: Scion unveiled the official details on the x Slayer Mobile Amp tC set to be unveiled next week at SEMA. Details after the jump.

Click past the jump to read more about the Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC.

  • 2014 Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    180
  • Torque @ RPM:
    173
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    30000 (Est.)
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Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC in detail

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2014 Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC Interior
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You can tell that is no regular Scion tC only by looking at its menacing body kit, including a front bumper that sits as close to the ground as possible. Custom headlamps and taillights have been fitted as well, but the coupe’s main exterior highlight is its custom paint job. The dark-themed exterior is adorned by airbrushed skulls on its sides and lower front apron, with the "Slayer" logo painted on the suicide doors. The engine food features the band’s iconic eagle crest. The exterior is rounded off by Billet Slayer sword blate wheels with spike-style center caps. Needless to say, this tC has thrash metal written all over it.

The interior is one massive audio system that includes a custom Pioneer system, large speakers, a bespoke mixer, and a 32-inch monitor for media playback. Modification don’t stop here though. The tC also sports a skull-shaped fear shifter and a machined sword as a handbrake lever. The seats are embroidered with the Marshall logo, with one more Slayer crest on the headrests.

Scion tC

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The Scion FR-S is what people will remember, but let’s not forget that it’s not the only sports coupe in Scion’s current lineup. The other model is the tC and if you take out the novelty of the FR-S sharing its architecture with the Toyota GT86 and the Subaru BRZ, the tC actually makes for a more compelling sports car.

For one, it’s a lot cheaper than the FR-S with prices starting at just $19,210 for manual transmission models and $20,360 for automatic transmission models. It also has a design of its own and not shared with any other car.

Even if the FR-S does have a slight edge in power, the tC actually isn’t far behind, thanks to a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that produces 180 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. that’s good enough to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a little over seven seconds to go with a top speed of around 130 mph.

Don’t sleep on the Scion tC just because it doesn’t have the recognition of the FR-S. You can actually make a good case for the tC being the better purchase relative to what you’re looking for in an affordable sports car.

Press Release

Metal, music and some serious skateboarding moves inspired two new Scion cars for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show. Scion will debut the “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC” for heavy metal band Slayer and the “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” for pro skateboarder Riley Hawk at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4-7, 2014.

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Frequently cited for its deep influence on other metal bands, Slayer has a look, sound and approach all its own. The band’s aggressive style carries into the tC sports coupe’s exterior look and band-inspired details. Inside, the vehicle has been transformed into a multimedia machine with amps, towers of speakers, a custom mixer and a 32-inch monitor for media playback. Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ is leading the build process.

“Slayer’s fans are going to be excited when we reveal what a metal-inspired Scion tC looks like,” Slayer guitarist Kerry King said. “Working with Scion has given us another way to reach new audiences and inspire them to keep going down their own paths.”

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Beyond his skateboarding career, Hawk is a rock ‘n’ roll aficionado with an appreciation for 70s style. His xB ride combines those three passions through its high-end sound system, space for skateboards and classic orange and yellow striped paint job. Details like bubble windows, interior wood grain paneling, an 8-track player and requisite shag carpet make it a rolling, retro hangout spot. The build is being led by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions.

“Every element of this Scion xB represents some part of my life,” Riley said. “I’m looking forward to showing it at SEMA and having people check it out!”

Both project vehicles will join a diverse collection of modified Scions at SEMA, including three FR-S sport coupes designed by media partners as part of the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge. While the SEMA Show is not open to the public, there will be opportunities to see the Slayer tC and Skate Tour xB at Scion events later in the year.

“SEMA is the ultimate opportunity to look at Scion vehicles through a new lens,” said Doug Murtha, vice president of Scion. “We’re looking forward to showing fans what Riley Hawk and the members of Slayer envisioned for the tC and xB and encourage fans to imagine for themselves.”

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Press Release - October 30, 2014

Killer-Sounding Slayer tC
Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ translated the look and sound of thrash metal band Slayer into the Scion tC. The “Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC” will fascinate fans with a custom paint job with airbrushed logos and skulls, suicide doors and Billet Slayer sword blade wheels with spike-style center caps. The interior turns up the volume even higher with a custom Pioneer audio system with towers of speakers, a custom mixer and a 32-inch monitor for media playback.

Fans will get to see this metal-inspired sports coupe in action when Slayer band members demonstrate its audio capabilities at the SEMA Show by plugging in two guitars to jam without any external equipment.

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