This is a release series 9.0 made by Designer: Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs.
Model: 2015 Scion tC
MPG: 23 city / 31 highway
Horsepower: 179 HP
Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder
Curb weight: 3,124 lbs
Cargo volume: 14.7 ft³
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 Scion tC Release Series 9.0’s entire package offers a nice blend of improved looks and subtle performance updates. I don’t advise anybody looking for a top-flight sports car to consider the tC as an option, but for those who are on a budget and looking for an aggressively styled entry-level sports coupe, the tC Release Series 9.0 is a pretty good option to have.
Make up your mind though because only 2,000 models will be built. Once these bad-boys hit dealerships, I don’t think they’ll stay there very long.
The Scion tC Release Series 9.0 is powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 179 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. The output is relatively strong for its segment and while we’ve pushed Scion to squeeze out more power out of that engine, we understand the rationale of wanting to steal the FR-S’ sales.
Still, the tC is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, adding a little go to complement the tC Release Series 9.0’s more aggressive appearance.
The tC Release Series 9.0 does include one mild performance upgrade, which is a set of TRD lowering springs.
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.”
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