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2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.0 Ends the Compact Coupe's Run

The very last Scion tC bows in New York.

It's been 14 years since the Scion brand was first introduced at the New York auto show, so it's perhaps fitting that this year's New York auto show is the very last at which the Scion brand will have a presence. Now that the Scion brand is being discontinued, the tC compact coupe is also in its final few months of life. To finish things with a bang, the 2016 Scion tC gets a wild new Release Series 10.0 model, limited to just 1,200 copies.

Designed with input from famed Japanese tuner Kei Miura, the Release Series 10.0 treatment includes a new bodykit designed by Miura, comprising a new front spoiler, new side skirts, a new rear fascia, and a new spoiler. Barcelona Red paint adorns the entire car, contrasting with gloss-black wheels and blacked-out Scion badges. For the interior, Miura and Scion specified red accent stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift boot, and parking-brake boot. The seat belts are red, too, and there's a special interior badge with a numbered plaque denoting the car's place in the 1,200-unit run.

There is some extra performance involved, too. The 2016 Scion tC also sits lower on TRD suspension springs, while a TRD exhaust amplifies the vocalizations of the coupe's 179-hp, 2.5-liter inline-four engine.

The 2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.0 goes on sale this June for $23,985 with a six-speed manual transmission or $25,135 with an automatic. If you're just aching to get one of the very last tCs ever to be sold, this is your chance.