The tC Release Series 5.0 in gloss black is the only limited-run tC for 2009. The car's theme is Toyota Racing Development (TRD), so performance will be at its heart.

Trick TRD-edition 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, in matte black with red trim, and red TRD lowering springs provide this tC with its menacing presence. For additional stability when cornering, the tC is fitted with a red TRD rear sway bar. A TRD sport muffler gives the tC RS 5.0 an aggressive sound signature, while a TRD exterior badge marks the car. A black rear lip spoiler will be available as an option.

2009 tC Release Series 5.0

The TRD theme rolls on in the cabin where a black leather steering wheel featuring red stitching, black seats with red accents, and floor mats with the TRD logo. The tC RS 5.0 is also equipped with a cargo mat. Like all Release Series models individually numbered badging ensures the uniqueness of this vehicle. No more than 2,000 units of the RS 5.0 tC will be produced.