Scion Scores with Three SEMA Entries
SEMA Show in Las Vegas is approaching and there is no question that we are to see some ruthless vehicles there. Scion has unveiled yesterday one of the vehicles in its lineup for the show – the two-tone Scion tC Release Series 9.0. Now it is time to lift the veil on three other interpretations of the tC, FR-S and xB, which feature exciting custom upgrades and individual.
The first vehicle from the trio is the head-turning FR-S T1, which was built by Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs. The car offers a two-tone combination and a black targa top. It is painted in a custom color called Azzuro California Blue, which additionally strengthens the look of its muscular wide body and integrated rear spoiler.
The car has been lowered and sits on custom 19-inch forged wheels. There is also a high-mounted custom center exhaust that attracts the attention. Other highlights here include GReddy street turbo kit, KW coil-over suspension, Wilwood Big Brake Kit with custom nickel-plated finish as well as OEM Audio+ System 400 complemented by a Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX head unit.
The retro rolling Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB is an example how 1970s style and passion for music can blend seamlessly. This project is result of the work of Scott Kanemura of KMA Productions, who was inspired by the interests of professional skateboarder Riley Hawk.
The car really looks odd due to its extraordinary and fun features like the 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.
There is also a cargo box, which has been integrated with an INNO rack system to store skateboards. The other fun elements in this project include 1970s style custom paint pattern with a "fish bowl" side window, dual side exhaust pipes which oddly enough are non-functional, plush captain-style chairs in the front and back, motorized rear-facing monitor for media play back as well as dual-motion table that both slides out and pivots up with storage below.
My personal preference is the third car in the lineup. Since I have seen its teaser image, I was eager to see it as soon as possible. I'm talking about the Killer-Sounding Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC. Here, Mike Vu of MV DESIGNZ, has translated the look and sound of thrash metal band Slayer into the Scion tC.
The car looks aggressive and features 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. In fact, fans will see this car in action, when Slayer members demonstrate its audio capabilities at the Show by plugging in two guitars to jam without any external equipment.