SEMA 2007: Dalek does a Scion xD in beechwood

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It's a Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe on a Scion xD budget. So the Drophead uses teak for its rear deck where Dalek uses beechwood, but it's wood nonetheless, right? The wood out back is actually a bit much (that rear armrest simply can't be comfortable), but the rest of the car rings the right notes. The speedster windshield and chop give the car a nice landspeeder-on-wheels look, and the exterior details have been shrunk -- like the mirrors -- or muted, like the black chrome badging. Inside the car is packed, but much of the stuff is hidden like the monitor, most of the sound system, and even champagne flutes that the makers claim is there, but we couldn't find. And what speedster doesn't look better or go faster with a skull for a gearshift knob? Follow the jump for the full specs, and be sure to check out the gallery of hi-res shots.

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• JG gunmetal gray exterior paint
• Black front bumper paint accents
• Black-chrome finished Scion emblems
• Five Axis lip spoiler kit (front, rear, sides)
• Speedster style chopped exterior (roof and hatch removed)
• Speedster aluminum side mirrors
• Fully hidden interior roll-cage and bracing for body panel support
• Chopped front windshield 7.0" lower
• Shaved door handles front and rear
• Smoked taillights and headlights
• Removed upper portion of rear hatch
• Welded lower portion of rear hatch
• Molded rear hatch to rear quarter panels
• Beveled rear slats for hatch cover
• Beveled lip edge on doors to accommodate paneling
• Custom beechwood rear hatch cover w/chrome details
• Graphics by Fast signs Seattle

Interior modifications
• Custom built and stitched diamond-tucked black leather front and rear seats
• Custom stitched diamond-tucked door panel inserts
• Hand-carved beechwood door trim panels
• Hand-carved beechwood center console panels
• Custom beechwood rear center console
• Hidden 7.0" monitor and hidden champagne and flutes
• Custom "woodgrain" airbrushed dash trim paneling
• Autometer platinum series gauges mounted in custom dash
• Grant classic wood steering wheel and hub adaptor
• Speedster rear-view mirror mounted on dash
• TRD aluminum sport pedals

Wheels, tires, and suspension
• DPE GT7 Forged aluminum wheels
• Gloss black lips with flat black centers
• 20x8 front and 20x9.5 rear
• BFGoodrich g-force tires
• 225/30zr-20 front
• 245/30zr-20 rear
• Tanabe lowering springs
• TRD rear sway bar

Performance accessories
• Magnaflow exhaust system
• TRD air filter element
• TRD quickshift kit
• TRD radiator cap
• TRD oil cap

Eclipse 5510 DVD navigation system
• Eclipse 7.0" rear monitor (hidden)
• Eclipse XA5000 amplifier
• Eclipse 6.5" point source speakers
• Eclipse 10.0" Aluminum subwoofers
• Eclipse i-POD, Satellite, and HD radio integration
• Scosche wiring, cables, and distribution
Optima red-top battery

By Joe Galante and JMI Motoring

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