VIDEO: The Very Orange Scion tC Release Series 9 Hits Showrooms

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So you’ve been holding out for a car with orange seatbelts, but your color choice has up til now been ignored by the carmakers.

Well now’s your chance: the 2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0 is hitting the dealers, and it has exactly your shade of safety gear.

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Scion runs up its Release Series to version 9.0 with this special-edition 2015 tC.

The affable tC is a likely canvas for customization, with its sporty proportions and flat sides, and this take on it by Cartel Customs shows off both aspects.

Cartel has gone the black-on-orange route before, with the 2012 Masterminded FR-S…

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…and now that style comes to the tC.

2015_Scion_tC_RS9_002sThe center exhaust is a defining aspect.

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Cartel created a well-integrated aero kit, with a black accent aligning with the contour of the door above. The matte-black wheels are part of the package…

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…as are Toyota Racing Development (TRD) lowering springs.

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Scion’s badges are blacked out…

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…while Cartel’s identity is embossed in the mats.

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Both share billing on the tC 9.0’s rear-view mirror.

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Inside, there’s orange stitching galore…

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…and the driver’s environment gets the bulk of the additional color. Note that orange extends to the front seatbelts only.

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Another Cartel reminder awaits at the get-go.

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Only 2,000 of these tCs will be sold, so you’d better skedaddle if you want to belt up with orange in the coming year. At, $23,960, the tC Release Series 9.0 is costs $3,210 more than a base tC. For some, that seem excessive, but a select few will likely see this colorful tC as ripe for the plucking.

Here’s a look at the work Cartel Customs did:

And here’s Scion’s tC Release Series 9.0 walk-through.

Tell us in the comments: would you pay $3K for what Cartel Customs has wrought?

 

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