Scion is showing off a slew of concept cars at this year’s SEMA show, ranging from wildly flamboyant snowboarding vehicles to race paddock-traversing runabouts. Check out everything the youth-oriented brand is bringing to SEMA below.
Pit Boss Cartel iQ by Cartel The Pit Boss, having been transformed into a convertible of sorts, sports a Cartel Signature Series chop top and equally chopped and capped doors. Moving to the back, Snap-on tool boxes and tools have been molded into the rear bumper for a real pit crew feel. For the interior, black carbon fiber and Orion Gray seats adorn the cabin, accompanied by a tire rack and roll cage. Mechanically, the rear factory suspension points have been re-engineered. Not only is this iQ a rolling pit-stop support vehicle, it’s also a wifi hot-spot.
Gruppe S tC by Dynamic This souped up tC looks up to the task for any track event, with a Seibon carbon-fiber hood, front carbon-fiber splitter, and an APR GT wing that sits atop a Seibon carbon-fiber trunk lid. For suspension, KW has provided a three-way adjustable race coilover setup, with TRD’s very own big brake kit and custom RS4 front and rear race pads courtesy of Porterfield. The engine has been fitted with a GReddy turbo kit, front-mount intercooloer, and BC camshaft and valve springs. But the Gruppe S isn’t quite ready for the track without an equally race-ready interior: Recaro SPG Hans seats, Sparco race harnesses, and a custom-built six-point race cage round out the mods.
Numeric xB by 686 and Scion Racing in Collaboration with Spin Imaging A Scion made for the slopes, Numeric is designed with snowboarding in mind, with gizmos and gadgets that are sure to make any snowboarder’s dream come true – if they can live with the outrageous color scheme. For starters, the roof is designed to look like a Bern carbon-fiber helmet, complete with its signature brim. The windshield is patterned after Dragon APX frameless goggles, and Sparco-modified seats resemble Union snowboard binding high-backs. Dry gear door compartments decorate the inside, as do custom hangers and a boot rack. A snowboard tuning tool compartment and custom avalanche shovel are also included. Topping off this shred-tastic ride is a Skullcandy sound system, and colorful waterproof wrap that’s designed to look like snowboard clothes.
Scion iQ-RS by Michael Chang Evasive Motorsports helped dress up this concept’s exterior with custom fender flares, a vented hood, GT wing, carbon-fiber front lip and splitter, rear diffuser, and side splitter. The engine bay receives a custom transmission cooler with a custom carbon-fiber cover, while Air Runner provides the suspension. Inside, Sparco EVO seats, steering wheel, pedals, and racing harness add some flair, as does an 11-inch touch screen and carbon trim on the dash.
Scion iQ RX by Jon Sibal This matte metallic gray iQ is strapped with a Nitrous nozzle system with 2.5-pound bottles. The body, which has front bumpers, fenders, a vented hood, and side skirts from Veilside’s Premier catalog all sit atop an Air Runner system with front bellowed struts. Red calipers by Stop Tech help offset the metallic gray paint, and match the red stitching on black seats in the interior. MVDesignz also added a custom Apple iPad2 enclosure, but the coolest part? An Xbox360 game console with Forza 4, courtesy of Turn 10 Studio.
Scion iQ-MR by Tatsu The interior of the iQ-MR is stuffed with Sparco goodies, with seats, steering wheel, window net, and seat belts. Specialty Cars crafted the rollcage, and the concept sits atop a KW Variant 3 suspension. The “MR” in the name stands for mid-engine rear-wheel drive – meaning this concept likely isn’t stock, to say the least. G1 Design made the graphics that appear on the exterior. Other goodies include a Burns stainless exhaust pipe, and Wildwood pedal box.
Scion xB Project Anarchy by SR Auto Group Last but not least is the xB that won the 2011 Scion Canadian Tuner Challenge. This champion wears a Seibon carbon-fiber hood, trunk, and spoiler. Front lip, side skirts, and rear lip were provided by AIT Racing. The front bumper also has LED foglights, and under the hood, Decadent fit the engine with a turbo system. TRD added an exhaust system, strut bar, sway bars in the front and rear, as well as abig brake kit. In the cabin, a carbon fiber shift knob, blue LED lights in the footwell, and Reventon-inspired leather seat bolsters complete the look.