by Bill P.
Scion unveiled its lineup for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next week. Six builders put their own interpretation into the Scion tC, FR-S and xB. Drivers will be able to own the newly revealed, two-tone Scion tC Release Series 9.0 demonstrated “show car” this winter.
Tricked-Out Targa FR-S
High quality craftsmanship and an open-air experience came together in the Scion FR-S T1, built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs. The two-tone combination features a black targa top and custom color –
Azzuro California Blue – over a muscular, all-metal wide body and integrated rear spoiler. The vehicle has been lowered and sits on custom 19-inch forged wheels.
Other vehicle highlights include a custom center exhaust, GReddy street turbo kit, KW coil-over suspension, a Wilwood Big Brake Kit with custom nickel-plated finish and the exuberant OEM Audio+ System 400 complemented by a Pioneer AVIC-8000 NEX head unit.
The Moded Slayer tC
The Scion tC, customized by Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ echoes the look and sound of heavy metal band Slayer. 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.
The Riley Hawk xB
Skateboarding, and music blend seamlessly together in “Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB” built by Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions. Inspired by the interests of professional skateboarder Riley Hawk, the vehicle features both the old and new: wood-grain décor, a mini fridge, shag carpet, an 8-track player, a Big Pioneer Sound System and the ability to play guitar through the audio system using an iPad mini as mixer.
To further combine work and play, a cargo box has been integrated with an INNO rack system to store skateboards. Other fun elements include a 1970s style custom paint pattern with a “fish bowl” side window, dual side exhaust pipes (non-functional), a motorized rear-facing monitor for media play back, and a dual-motion table that both slides out and pivots up with storage below
Scion Tuner Challenge with the FR-S
Three Scion media partners will go head-to-head customizing the Scion FR-S as part of the 10th annual Scion Tuner Challenge. Each partner received $15,000 to modify the vehicles drawing inspiration from the details of the FR-S Release Series 1.0. Super Street, a magazine dedicated to covering high-performance customized cars and lifestyle.