Scion SEMA Cars Include Targa-Top FR-S, Skateboard-Themed xB
While the 2015 Scion tC Releases Series 9.0 will actually head to showrooms early next year, several other wild Scion models on display at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show are merely concepts. Tuners took to the Scion FR-S, xB, and tC to create a variety of wild custom cars for next week's aftermarket show in Las Vegas.
Cartel Customs (also responsible for designing the aforementioned Release Series 9.0) transformed a Scion FR-S by giving it a targa top roof, giving the coupe the same open-air possibilities as cars like the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Porsche 911 Targa. A new wide-body kit wears Azzuro California blue paint, while a KW coilover suspension kit, center-exit exist, 19-inch wheels, larger Wilwood brakes, and a GReddy turbo kit enhance the car's performance. There's also a high-end stereo system using Pioneer components.
The Scion TC also went under the knife, with MV Designz taking inspiration from metal band Slayer to create the "Scion x Slayer Mobile Amp tC." Key changes include suicide-style doors, airbrushed skulls and Slayer logos, and "sword blade" wheels with spikes in the center. Literal towers of speakers fill the interior, along with a custom audio mixer and a 32-inch TV screen. To demonstrate the car's capability as a mobile music machine, two members of Slayer will perform at the SEMA show by plugging their guitars into the modified tC.
Finally, KMA Production built a skateboarding-themed version of the Scion xB hatchback, dubbing the car the "Scion x Riley Hawk Skate Tour xB." Built with pro skater Riley Hawk and a 1970s aesthetic in mind, the xB features a roof-mounted skateboard storage compartment, an 8-track player, wood paneling, a mini fridge, shag carpeting, non-functional side-exit exhausts, and several Pioneer speakers and subwoofers in the cargo area.