Scion's SEMA show cars display tuner creativity [w/videos]

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Default Scion's SEMA show cars display tuner creativity [w/videos]

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Scion brought four FR-S concepts to SEMA this year and one xB concept, while another three Scion tCs were brought to the show by three different shops that are competing in Scion's Tuner Challenge. The modified Scions range from mild to insane, and show how popular they are in the tuner world.

The Tuner Challenge teams brought unique creations to SEMA, after Scion gave each of them a tC, $15,000 and 90 days to modify it. At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, judges picked the Young Tea Scion Simpli-tC as the winner, the Walter Franco Scion L-DZ Concept got second, and third place went to the Josh Croll Scion WSD-tC. Check out the three videos below to watch the tC builds from start to finish.



Out of the FR-S concepts brought to the show, we're gravitating toward the GReddy Performance x Scion Racing Drift FR-S (top), which has the venerable 2JZ-GTE turbocharged straight-six engine in place of the flat-four that comes standard in the rear-wheel-drive coupe - ready to pump out 750 horsepower - and the Bulletproof FR-S Concept One, which features a striking, handmade wide body and a heavily modified, turbocharged flat-four that puts out 500 hp.

The Strictly Business Cartel Scion xB takes the term "people-mover" to another level with a stretched chassis that moves the rear doors back a few feet, limo-style. As we noted, there's some creative stuff at the Scion booth.

Take a look at the press release below for more information on Scion's SEMA cars, and be sure to head over to the photo gallery to see all eight of them.Continue reading Scion's SEMA show cars display tuner creativity [w/videos]

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