Scion has announced plans to debut their sporty new limited edition tC Release Series 5.0 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Scion has announced plans to debut their limited edition tC Release Series 5.0 at the Chicago Auto Show. For this year's special edition Scion went into the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) parts-bin and grabbed a lot of sporty accessories to give the model a more aggressive appearance.

The 2009 tC RS 5.0 features a gloss black exterior, 18-inch TRD wheels in matte black with red accents, and red TRD lowering springs for an improved appearance. A more meaningful change comes in the form of a new TRD rear sway bar which helps to improve the car's handling. The final exterior touch is the addition of a new TRD sport muffler which gives the exhaust a deeper and more menacing sound.

Inside the changes are relatively minor but include a black leather steering wheel with red stitching, black seats with red accents, TRD floor mats, and an individually numbered badge.

Production will be limited to 2,000 units and pricing starts at $19,300 which translates into a $2,300 premium over the standard tC.

 

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