If you’re the type of person that likes driving something that’s unique and fun, keep reading – because Scion has announced the 2013 tC Release Series 8.0. If you’re familiar with the Scion Release Series program, it’s an internal effort by Scion to create limited-run versions of their vehicles, and these special editions often feature special paint colors, performance upgrades, and styling enhancements on the exterior and interior to separate these models visually from the more basic model. Scion also keeps the production runs very low, in most cases somewhere between 1000-2000 examples – they want you to consider them as, say, “affordable exotics” in a sense, because you’re unlikely to see another one besides yours, and the exclusivity you’re enjoying didn’t break the bank.
The tC Release Series 8.0 comes exclusively in Absolutely Red and is fitted with unique TRD (Toyota Racing Development) performance accessories, blacked-out 18” wheels, and a unique body kit and exterior treatments developed with Five Axis.
Scion also announced pricing for the tC RS 8.0, and you’ll be glad to know that this sporty coupe, although high on style and performance, isn’t high on price. The MSRP (before destination charge from the manufacturer) will be $21,815 with a six-speed automatic and $22,865 if you choose the six-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters – and it’s noteworthy that paddle shifters are exclusive to the RS 8.0, meaning that you can’t get them in any other tC model.
No release date has been announced, but expect the tC Release Series 8.0 in our showroom within the next couple of months. We’ll even pre-order one for you if you’d like!
Source – Scion