Scion let loose with details about its eighth Release Series vehicle today. The 2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0 will start at $21,815 plus $730 for destination charges for the six-speed manual version, with the auto tranny costing an extra $1,050.
That $3,240 premium over the base 2013 tC gets you one of just 2,000 RS 8.0 vehicles, sprayed in Absolutely Red. Special equipment includes gloss black side mirrors, black alloy wheels and a full body kit including spoiler, developed with Five Axis Design. Lowering springs and a center-outlet exhaust system from Toyota Racing Development give the car some much-needed mechanical upgrades, while automatic-equipped models also get steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Inside the car, red contrasting stitching on the seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and an individual number badge will show your passengers that you're the utmost Scion connoisseur. Well, except perhaps for those who bought the tC Release Series 7.0, or the Release Series 6.0, or the 5.0, or 4.0...
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Scion Announces Pricing For 2013 tC Release Series 8.0
TORRANCE, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scion announced pricing today for its 2013 tC Release Series 8.0 (tC RS 8.0). Only 2,000 of the specially equipped sports coupes will be made and they will be available at dealer showrooms later this month. The tC RS 8.0 will be on display in the Scion pit area at the next round of Formula DRIFT in Monroe, Washington on July 22-23.
The 2013 tC RS 8.0 commands attention as it comes exclusively in Absolutely Red exterior paint with contrasting gloss black side view mirrors and matching black 18-inch alloy wheels. The tC's aggressive exterior is further stylized with a unique five-piece body kit that was inspired by Troy Sumitomo of Five Axis that includes front and rear lower valences, side skirts and a rear spoiler.
To give the car even more attitude, the tC RS 8.0 comes with a couple of performance parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD), including lowering springs and an exhaust system that is integrated into the center of the rear lower valence.
The interior of the tC features sporty seats that are wrapped in texturized black fabric with red stitching. The red stitching continues on the leather wrapped steering wheel. Each car comes with an individually numbered badge commemorating the unique model. When equipped with a six-speed automatic, the tC RS 8.0 features race-inspired steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for both sporty and convenient shifts.
The limited edition model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $21,815 and $22,865 when equipped with a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission respectively. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $730. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.