Scion has set the price of the special edition 2009 tC Release Series 5.0 (RS 5.0) before its debut at the Chicago auto show later this week. The customized coupe will cost $19,970 with a manual transmission or $20,770 with an automatic. Both prices include destination.
What does one get for $2,300 over the regular tC's base price? First off, all tC RS 5.0s will be painted a gloss black and will wear TRD edition 18-inch wheels finished in matte black with red trim. Plus, a set of TRD springs are included to lower the car and a TRD sway bar is tossed in to enhance stability. The price also includes a TRD sport muffler to change the tC's growl and TRD badge to round out the exterior modifications.
Inside, the tC RS 5.0 has red stitching on its black leather steering wheel, and red accents on its black seats. The car even comes with TRD floor mats. Finally, owners will be reminded of just how special their car is with an individually numbered plaque.
Production of the tC RS 5.0 will be limited to 2,000 models. The car will be shown at the Chicago auto show starting February 11th and will hit dealer showrooms in March.