Scion teams up with Cartel Customs to create tC Release Series 9.0

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 29, 2014

The new 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 was officially introduced today and is the result of the cooperation between Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs and Scion. The limited-edition, two-tone coupe features a unique black and magma exterior, as well as a new aero kit designed by Cartel Customs and a new centered exhaust system.

Moreover, the vehicle features black finish alloy wheels, a gloss black finish for the side mirrors and door handles, Toyota Racing Development lowering springs, a new rear spoiler and Release Series badge mirror cover.

The interior arrives with a orange front seat belts, a Smart Key with Push Button Start featuring the “Cartel Logo”, orange stitching for the steering wheel and seats, as well as orange-painted dashboard components, door panels and shifter surround.

Scion will offer the tC Release Series 9.0 with either a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management technology or a six-speed manual gearbox.

Pricing starts at $23,190 for the model equipped with a manual transmission or at $23,340 for the model using an automatic transmission, excluding the $770 destination charge.

Press Release

Scion tC Release Series 9.0 Steals the Show

Vibrant magma orange and designer details transform the new Scion tC Release Series 9.0 into a driver's show car. Scion joined forces with Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs to create the limited edition, two-tone version of the sports coupe.

Scion will produce just 2,000 of the tC Release Series 9.0 vehicles which will feature a unique black and magma exterior, an aero kit designed by Cartel Customs, a center exhaust, a Smart Key with Push Button Start featuring the "Cartel Logo" and orange front seat belts.

Orange stitching carries the theme through to the steering wheel and seats, while orange paint adds an exotic look to dashboard components, door panels and shifter surround. The blacked out Scion badge brings a final aggressive detail to the front face.

"The Scion tC Release Series 9.0 stands out from the crowd with a bold exterior look and high-end details," said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. "This limited series tC will excite drivers looking for a show car they can drive every day."

Other features of tC Release Series 9.0 include:

Black finish alloy wheels with matching center cap
Gloss black finish side mirrors and door handles
Release Series badge mirror cover
Toyota Racing Development lowering springs
High-profile rear spoiler
Cartel logo floor and cargo mats

The series vehicles will come with either six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management® technology. The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) will be $23,190 for the manual transmission and $24,340 for the automatic transmission, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $770.

The cars are expected to arrive in dealerships in January 2015. For more information about the tC Release Series 9.0, visit www.scion.com/tCrs9.

Topics: scion, scion tc

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