2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.0 taps Rocket Bunny inspiration
Scion took an impressive turn towards going bold, taking a chance, and swinging for the fences with their last Release Series for the Scion tC. And rightfully so as they’re leaving on a high-note. According to Scion in an official press release they dropped earlier Wednesday, Scion has tapped the genius behind Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny SEMA lore to bring its fans a bittersweet Scion tC Release Series 10.0.
For $23,190 for a 6-speed manual or $24,340 for an 6-speed sequential automatic you get a Rocket Bunny Inspired aero kit, a couple of TRD Parts and the knowledge that you own one of the last Scion tC’s to grace this green earth. Take a look at some of the official press photos Scion sent our way below and let us know what you think about this tuner tC in the comments below.
For that additional $3,010 (or $4,250 if you select the automatic) let’s start off with the exterior. Rocket Bunny usually means bolted on fenders-flares hiding extra wide wheels, an ultra low carbon fiber lip and a gigantic spoiler sticking out the back. Rather then have their Release Series 10.0 come in for body work every time you went over a speedbump, Toyota has wisely gone with Rocket Bunny “Inspired.”
First, every Release Series 10.0 is draped in Barcelona Red. You get a lip spoiler up front, special side skirts, rear lower spoiler, and deck spoiler. To contrast, the emblems are blacked out which complements the gloss black alloy wheels.
Inside, Scion has bolstered the seats with sport-tuned seat inserts with red accent stitching. You’ll find the same red stitching on the shift boot, parking brake cover, and steering wheel. You also get exclusive Release Series carpeting and cargo mats, red seatbelts, and a number plate on the dash.
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To round things out and add some sport, they’ve stuffed the dampers with TRD lowering springs and given the exhaust a bit more breathing room with a TRD performance dual exhaust.
Say what you will about these portly coupes but this might be one of the coolest Scion’s ever, besides the FR-S of course. Outsourcing designs to some of the best avante-garde designers in-the-know has always been one of Scion’s fortes and this last Scion shows it. If you were ever on the fence on one of these and have the extra cash to spend on a Release Series 10.0, it would behoove you to do so.
You’re not going to buy this Scion tC and wait for it to appreciate (only 1,200 will be made.) You’ll buy it because it’s finally what Scion was meant to be: Different ,full of style, value-laden, and an affordable vestige of your millenial youth.