Scion has teamed up with Toyo Tires to bring four customized vehicles to the SEMA show that runs from November 3rd to November 6th. There will be four vehicles presented from Scion, one of which is presented by Scion-lifestyle partner Skybound Entertainment.

Skybound Entertainment has made an evil twin of the standard 2016 Scion iA, and it is based on Robert Kirkman’s latest comic book, Outcast. The car, which goes by the name “Outcast” was designed to move and operate on its own, while displaying sequenced light and audio effects. The roof of the car can gyrate, smoke and even change colors while emitting spooky sounds that give the impression that the car is demonically possessed.

The car was built by 5 Axis – a concept vehicle design and fabrication studio, and its modification was managed by Project Leader Geoff Curtis. So, know that you know the basics of the car, click past the jump to get all the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the Scion iA By Skybound Entertainment.

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The exterior of Skybound’s custom iA is painted with a custom-blended Outcast Orange Candy Paint, with a green stripe that runs from around the front fascia, up and over the hood and onto the door. The same green pinstripe also runs from the rear quarter panels at the deck lid and carries over onto the rear doors where it comes to a point below the center of the rear-door windows. The finish is accented with a “demonic spirit” graphic along the lower half of the car that Skybound claims is directly inspired from the comic book. The roof is painted black and has the same “demonic spirit” graphic layout. When compared to a standard iA, you’ll also notice the car has a custom aero kit that gives a bit of subtle flair to the front and rear fascias, as well as the side skirts.

The finish is accented with a “demonic spirit” graphic along the lower half of the car

Side and rear glass on Outcast has received White Out colored tint that also seems to match the green pinstripe under certain lighting conditions. The car rides on FIVE:AD S6:F Aluminum Alloy, 18 by 7.5-inch wheels that are fitted with Toyo Proxes R1R 225/40R18 tires. The iA has been equipped with an animated LED front bumper bar and color changing LED headlights. The rear doors and gas filler door have received actuators that allow them to open automatically. All four wheels have been equipped with auto-steering actuators that move the wheels when the car is possessed, while the actuators for the front and rear suspension raise and lower the ride height automatically.


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The interior of Skybound’s iA is a demon all its own. The car has a custom, 11 speaker, 3000-watt audio system – including what looks to be a 7-inch, touchscreen head unit. The windows have blood splatter projected graphics. When the car is “possessed,” the seats automatically recline, the steering wheel automatically actuates up and down, the glove box opens and closes by itself and smoke vents from the ventilation system with an illumination that symbolizes fire.

The seats and door panels have received custom, red inserts that have the same “demonic spirit” graphics printed on them. A custom, backlit logo plate that says “Outcast” has been mounted above the pioneer deck. To add to the demonic look, the black headliner has also received the “demonic spirit” design that was inspired by the Outcast comic book.


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Like the Eddie Huang Scion iA, Skybound Entertainment’s iA hasn’t received any upgrades to the drivetrain, so expect it to have the same 106 horsepower, four-cylinder that is in the standard iA. Based on pictures of the interior, Skybound’s iA is equipped with an automatic transmission. Of course, none of this really matters, as a car like this isn’t intended to be driven very often. This car is intended to be displayed at car shows like SEMA, where everyone can be amazed by its “demonic possession.”


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Normally I would rag on a car that didn’t receive any custom drivetrain work, but this car is a little different. A lot of work has clearly been put into this show car, and I have a feeling that when it starts its two-minute possession, that it will surprise all those who are there to see it. If I had to guess, I would say it probably cost more than half of the original price of the car ($17595) to complete the build. I like the idea and the concept of the car, and I can’t wait to see it in action at SEMA.

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Press Release

Creative visions of the Scion iM 5-door hatchback and Scion iA sedan are ready for Las Vegas lights. The cars were previewed in the downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District ahead of their debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 3-6.

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For the 11th Annual Scion Tuner Challenge, remixed versions of the all-new sporty 2016 iM 5-door hatchback were created by prominent streetwear brands illest and Crooks & Castles. Each received a Scion iM and a $15,000 build budget to put a unique spin on the car.

Mark Arcenal, creative director of illest, drew inspiration for his iM concept from the Japanese VIP world, a clear departure from the race-inspired tC he built at the 2008 Scion Tuner Challenge.

“With a background in motorsports, I went with familiarity for my previous Scion Tuner Challenge experience. I wanted to push the boundaries even further this time,” Arcenal said. “The iM has a sporty look I thought would mesh well with the aggressive VIP style, making for the perfect combo to win the competition.”

Rob Panlilio, co-founder of Crooks & Castles, stuck to his Japanese car roots with a wide body kit and AccuAir suspension. In true Crooks & Castles’ fashion, Panlilio and his team featured a black and white scheme, with an all-white leather wrapped rollcage and black rewrapped race seats for the interior. The car was finished off with his signature trademark, custom white mesh wheels, mirroring the theme of his existing fleet of customized cars.

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Beyond the Tuner Challenge entries, Scion lifestyle partners Eddie Huang and Skybound unveiled two eye-popping 2016 iA project cars that capture the passion of their fans.

Eddie Huang, well-known for his book and TV adaptation, “Fresh Off The Boat,” is embracing L.A. culture with a modern take on the classic lowrider, outfitting a Scion iA with a chain-link steering wheel and custom swivel front seats and more. A dual-stage air bag system with independent wheel control allows for side to side, front to back and 3-wheel motion. Meanwhile, the exterior features metallic yellow paint with root beer accents. A mural of a “human panda,” which is how Huang refers to himself, is on the hood. Huang has also added wire wheels dipped in gold, along with a one-of-a-kind gold-plated front grille, truly capturing the essence of the era, but with a modern twist.

Fans of The Walking Dead will appreciate Skybound Entertainment’s execution of Robert Kirkman’s latest comic book, Outcast. With the theme of demonic possession, the car will move and operate on its own via pneumatic movements of multiple components and an automated sequence of light and audio effects. The orange, black and green-toned car has a demonic spirit graphic directly inspired from the comic book on the roof and will gyrate, smoke, change colors, and emit eerie sounds that encompass everything fans love about the possession genre.

"This year has been a big one for Skybound,” said Kirkman. “We celebrated our fifth anniversary and the release of our first feature film, AIR, with Scion at San Diego Comic Con, and we’re excited to continue the partnership with the creation of the Outcast car.”

In partnership with Toyo Tires, Scion will bring all four customized vehicles to the SEMA Show, where fans can get their first up-close look at each modified edition. Both Scion Tuner Challenge vehicle entries will be judged by a panel consisting of the previous year’s participants, Super Street magazine, GT Channel and Speedhunters. Scion will announce the grand prize winner of $10,000 at the L.A. Auto Show on Nov. 28, hosted by Eddie Huang.

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Fans of the Scion Tuner Challenge can follow along by visiting for blog entries, photos and video content. Fans can also tune in to the Scion Racing Twitter and Instagram for an additional looks at the builds by using the hashtags #ScionTunerChallenge and #Scion.

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