Scion is headed for the automotive graveyard in the sky but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing plans to introduce the tC Release Series 10.0 at the NY Auto Show.
Set to become the automaker's last hurrah, the limited edition model has a Barcelona Red exterior with a Kei Miura body kit that includes a front lip spoiler, extended side skirts, and a trunk-mounted spoiler. The car has also been equipped with TRD lowering springs, a TRD dual exhaust system, black Scion badges, and gloss black alloy wheels.
The interior largely carries over but designers installed black cloth sport seats with red contrast stitching. Drivers will also find red seat belts, special floor mats, and an individually numbered badge.
Like the standard model, power is provided by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 179 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
Production will be limited to 1,200 units and deliveries are slated to begin in June. The model will be priced from $23,190 excluding a $795 delivery, processing and handling fee.
In a statement, Scion Vice President Andrew Gilleland said “We have a lot of fans that are sorry to see Scion being transitioned to Toyota, but it’s the right thing to do, and we know the spirit of Scion will live on, so we are going out in style.”