The wait is over for the fans of Scion tC who were anticipating the unveiling of the trio of the Tuner Challenge cars, long in the works for this year’s SEMA show. Three car customzers were given a stock 2014 tC plus $15,000 to design and modify the car within 90 days, and these are what they came up with.
The bright orange one is done by owner of Croll’s Customs Josh Croll of Mertztown, Pacific Northwest. It is the only Scion tC in the world with right-hand-drive. This widened tC is Josh’s idea of a Japanese hotrod.
Then we have the creation of Walter Franco of Seattle worked with DTM Autobody in El Monte, California. He went for a luxury theme, fitting his tC with suede and leather interior with diamond stitching and pearl white exterior paint, as well as audio system and performance enhancements, including a shot of nitrous for added power.
The third and last is the work of Young Tea of Alhambra, Calif., as the co-founder of the Scion FR-S community FRS86, and it’s called “Simpli-tC” concept. The main highlights of this one include extended fenders, custom dual-outlet exhaust rear diffuser and an air suspension system.
Scion tC Tuner Challenge Cars will be judged judged by a panel that includes representation from Super Street Magazine. The winner will get another 10 grand as their prize.