• Jan 6, 2011
Giant Robot Scion xB – Click above to watch the video after the break

In late 2009, Scion turned over one of its xB box-wagons to Giant Robot magazine publisher Eric Nakamura, and the result is way cooler than any Release Series Scion xB the company has ever turned out. After all, how could you possibly not love a customized car that was inspired by Japan's Nintendo Famicon Gaming System and its eight bits of raw processing power?

Awesome features abound, such as the doors that are operated by big red buttons reminiscent of the ones used on Nintendo's 80's-era game controllers, each of which is programmed to make its own period-correct sound. The whole shebang is powered by its own video game cartridge, and there are game controllers in each of the two front seats that allow the passengers to play video games projected from the left front headlight.

Rear-seat passengers needn't worry, as they get their own separate lounge complete with controllers and a rear-mounted projector. Perhaps best of all, the car is completely operational – once the correct cartridge is inserted, naturally – and it was road tested once before going on display. Do yourself a favor and check out the video after the break.

[Source: YouTube via Kotaku]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I just bought a new and much improved 2011 xB. IIHS best pick over cars that cost 3 times as much. Why this car takes such a lynching from so many is a mystery..
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think it has a lot to do with the Scion "culture". You go on their forums and it's a bunch of ricer kids that just trash each others' rides. A lot of them think these cars are fast and furious so they pull stupid maneuvers on the street and annoy other drivers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I believe it's because the 2nd generation took away all the charms that the 1st generation possessed. The xB used to be cheap and charmingly small. Now it's costly and bloated. How they made a car aimed at younger people that put emphasis on value more expensive is beyond me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      do you have to blow the dust off of the cartrage to get the car to start?
        • 4 Years Ago
        One of very few design flaws on this car...