Scion tC Release Series-01

It’s sayonara from Scion, and next week’s New York show will be the Toyota brand’s farewell party. NYC is perfect because that’s where it all started for the brand 14 years ago. What’s a party without nostalgia, and Scion will be rolling out some of its most impressive project cars over the years, and a final Kei Miura-inspired tC Release Series 10.0.

Scion’s final Release Series for the tC coupe, its most popular car, is a partnership with Kei Miura, known for his JDM aerodynamic designs. The Barcelona Red tC RS 10.0 wears a Kei Miura-designed aerokit that includes a front lip spoiler, rocker panels, rear lower spoiler and a deck spoiler. Black Scion badges and gloss black alloys provide contrast.

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TRD performance lowering springs reduce the centre of gravity for quicker turn-in, cornering and enhanced steering response. A TRD performance dual exhaust provides a deeper, more resonant, exhaust note.

Inside, the black and red theme continues with red stitching on the seats, shift boot, parking brake cover and steering wheel. Release Series carpeted floor and cargo mats, red seat belts and a Release Series sequentially numbered badge complete the package.

The tC is powered by a 2.5 litre 2AR-FE four-cylinder engine with 179 hp and 233 Nm. The Dual VVT-i engine is paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto with Dynamic Rev Management (blips the engine on downshifts) and shift paddles. Only 1,200 RS 10.0 tC coupes will be available beginning in June through Scion by Toyota dealerships.

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“For those enthusiasts looking for a piece of history, this is a great opportunity to own our best tC ever. With the TRD performance parts, the JDM aerokit and the screaming red and black colour scheme, it’s a fitting tribute to Scion’s mission to build cars for younger customers,” said Scion VP Andrew Gilleland.

“We have a lot of fans that are sorry to see Scion being transitioned to Toyota. But it’s the right thing to do, and we know the spirit of Scion will live on, so we are going out in style,” he added.

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