Do you like the Scion tC? Do you also like the colors black and orange together? Well my friend you are in luck! The two-toned Scion tC Release Series 9.0 is now available at dealerships nationwide. The tC Release Series 9.0 (AKA RS9) is based (well pretty is) on a concept built by Cartel Customs which was shown off at SEMA last year. Scion has taken that concept and gone full-on, offering the package pretty much exactly as it was created with the black and orange theme through out. The interior carries on the theme with color matched stitching, door panel pieces, and finished off with orange seatbelts.
Performance wise the tC RS9 remains mostly stock with the exception of TRD lowering springs (which are also orange) and a TRD center exit exhaust. The tC RS9 can be had with an automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a traditional six-speed manual. Only 2000 tC RS9’s are available so if you want one, now is the time to go to the dealership. The automatic has an MSRP of $24,340 while the manual comes in at $23,190. Another $770 is thrown in for “processing and handling.” Basically most potential buyers should be looking to spend around $25-$26k for this little orange bang which isn’t a bad price for the exclusivity.
For HD resolution pictures just click on any of the thumbnails. You can also watch the walk around video and read the official press release below.
Dual Threat: Two-Tone Scion tC Release Series 9.0 Available Now
Distinctive tC Brings Together “Show Car” and Bold Driving
TORRANCE, Calif., (Jan. 20, 2015) – Double trouble has arrived in Scion dealerships. Scion paired up with Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs on the two-toned Scion tC Release Series 9.0. The new model combines style and substance and is based on a concept car developed for custom car shows.
A new walk-around video shows off the limited-edition color combination of magma orange and sleek black carried through both the vehicle’s custom exterior and interior. Even the front badge shows duality: the familiar Scion logo blacked out for the first time. Just 2,000 of these models have arrived in dealerships around the country, ready for purchase.
The Release Series 9.0 vehicles target drivers who feel at home both on the show floor and the open road. The unique exterior features a center exhaust, Cartel Customs-designed aero kit and eye-catching alloy wheels and matching caps. Inside, it’s all about the exotic orange: from the custom stitching and front seat belts to pops of painted details.
“There won’t be a way to miss the Scion tC Release Series 9.0 now that it has arrived in dealerships,” said Scion Vice President Doug Murtha. “This two-toned tC lets Scion fans have an everyday driver that looks like it’s straight out of a car show…because it is!”
The series vehicles 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) is $23,190 for the manual transmission and $24,340 for the automatic transmission, excluding the delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $770.
For more information about the tC Release Series 9.0, visit http://www.scion.com/cars/release_series/tCRS9/.
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