Scion tC Gets Five Axis Kit Treatment
2011 Scion tC
The new Scion tC has been announced and in order to give its launch some extra publicity Five Axis were given one to play with.
Five Axis are a New York based company who specialise in building concept cars and high-end show cars in order to display other people's wares as well as their own. Set up in 1995 by Troy Sumitomo they do a lot of work with Toyota, Scion's parent company.
This Scion tC got the treatment for the New York International Auto Show to show what can be achieved for those with money to spare. The colour is a custom one called Bloodshot added to a four-inch wide-body conversion. Brakes and suspension have also seen an overhaul to beef up stopping power with a TRD custom Big Brake kit, Tein adjustable coil-over suspension and Five Axis 20" alloy wheels.
And it looks great.
Five Axis Scion tC
The interior of this show special also got a reworking with unique colour and trim and materials, not to mention custom seats, floor mats and upholstery.
The Scion tC is aimed at the young, male go-getter and while I have no info on any under the hood mods for this show car, the standard model has 2.5-litre 180-horsepower engine with a six-speed transmission (either manual or auto), which is more likely to offer adequate rather than stunning performance.
The standard fit alloys are 18" and the car comes with a panoramic moonroof. Exotic. In my youth you were lucky to get a sunroof, now they allow you to drive around with your naked backside exposed to the world. Calling it a moonroof really is tempting fate with college kids, or at least those wealthy enough to be able to afford one.
The new 2011 Scion tC is due to be released to the public this fall.
Scion tC Tech Specs
Engine: 2.5L straight-four producing 180-horsepower and 174lb ft torque
Transmission: 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual
Length: 174.0 in
Width: 70.7 in
Height: 55.7 in
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