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2009 Chicago Show: Scion tC RS 5.0 Is VIP


2009 Scion tC Series 5.0

2009 Scion tC Series 5.0

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Scion yesterday announced a special edition of its sports coupe, the tC, which will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show from February 11-22. This 2009 tC RS 5.0 features unique styling elements draped on a lowered suspension with 18-inch alloys. Numerous mechanical enhancements also give the vehicle a more aggressive driving demeanor.

Outside, the aforementioned 18-inch multi-spoke alloys (matte black with red accents) are supported by lowered springs from TRD to give this bespoke tC aggressive curbside swagger. The vehiclel is bathed in gloss black, and an available rear lip spoiler adds some attitude at the rear.

On the inside, the black and red theme continues. A black leather steering wheel with red stitching continues the color theme inside, as do black seats with red inserts and TRD floor mats. Finally, each 2009 tC RS 5.0 will come complete with individually numbered badges.

Mechanically, a TRD rear antiroll bar increase cornering prowess, and a TRD sport muffler barks a more aggressive tone (and conceivably reduces back pressure at high RPM).

Scion will build 2,000 tC Release Series 5.0s. MSRP for the cars is $2,300 higher than a base Scion tC; that comes out to $19,300 for the manual, $20,100 for the automatic.

Look for the 2009 Scion tC RS 5.0 at dealerships beginning this March.

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Comments (5)
  1. "Snore"

    A different antiroll bar and a loud muffler with a 15% price increase. Where do I sign? Come-on toyota, bring us a new AE86!
     
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  2. "rip off"

    What does 5.0 have to do with this car? I do not like how Toyota is stealing a famous Mustang Moniker to try to sell the car. . . .
     
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  3. "Not so rip off"

    1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0 is the numbering that Scion has used to designate the "Release Series", which is where "RS" comes from. Don't think that the kids that are buying the tC, or Scions for that matter, would relate the "RS 5.0" to the Mustang GT 5.0 as the older generations would.
     
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  4. "Rip off??"

    Ummmm it is called Scion tC RS 5.0 not Scion tC 5.0. Scion is not stealing anything from anybody, it is a unique brand. who would want to steal anything from a DOMESTIC car any way. Aren't they going bankrupt anyway? pffft POS Domestics...Imports!!!FTW!!!
     
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  5. "Re: Rip off"

    ...stealing a moniker from a Mustang? Do you mean the same moniker that just about EVERY European car had been using for DECADES prior to the 80's Mustang? As I am sure you are UNaware, 5.0 is a reference (in Liters) to the metric displacement of the motor under the hood. Last time I checked, Ford didn't invent the Metric system.
    Maybe if you blue-oval boys spent more time under the hood, tweaking, and less time worrying about the little numbered emblem on the side of your junk, you'd spend less time getting your arse handed to you at the track.
    Actually, I doubt it.
     
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