Scion Tuner Challenge tC - 2010


Staff member
By Shawn Baker

(from Scion Press Release) The inspiration behind this tC is that form follows function. Shawn Baker believes that it's not really about how much you add to a customized car, it's about how well you execute the aspects that you choose to customize. Since Scion completely redesigned the vehicle this year, he wanted to stay true to its new look, only making moves that complemented the car. The focus of the project was on attention-to-detail and functional performance-based styling. So all modifications - whether major or subtle - needed to be top quality and performed with near factory precision.

Shawn is a huge fan of the clean look, so he wanted to emphasize the things that he enjoys the most out of building a custom car: unique colors/finishes, raw performance, and of course a super aggressive stance. Instead of bolting on a bunch of extra non-functional items, Shawn chose to use creativity through design elements such as fitment, finish, and texture to draw attention to the high quality, functional custom aspects of the car. While the car may seem subtle at first, it actually covers all of the bases that a show winning vehicle should cover - on its own terms.

While this build-off is a competition, his true goal was to build a car that automotive enthusiasts, current scion owners, and potential customers would want to drive and enjoy on a daily basis. A build like this challenges the creative mind... and inviteds show car builders to tone down the clutter while at the same time stepping their game up.


Staff member
By James Lin

(from Scion Press Release)
As the Founder/President of Team Hybrid since 1995, James Lin, who led, innovated and built his way to be the first to the accolade of 1st place champion of Scion's SEMA Team Tuner Challenge xA in 2006 and also, to be the first person to win 1st place champion back to back at Scion's SEMA Team Tuner Challenge xD in 2007. Naturally, being King of the Scion Tuners is the only option going into the invitation-only 2010 build off of Scion's SEMA Tuner Challenge tC competition. This year, James is building the all new re-designed 2011 Scion tC. Since there aren't any commecially available parts, he needed to innovate, project direct and outsource the development of parts as one-off pieces while relying on loyal sponsors.

The foundation of the design process was his philosophy of building clean, innovative cars that can win at the race-street-show. James attributes this multidisciplinary approach as the primary reason Team hybrid has become legendary in the tuning industry and main reason why Scion selected and asked him to compete for the third time. The customized one-off look must withstand the test of time as well as keeping up with today's import tuner standards and trends.

But most importantly, the car needs to appeal to how Scion markets its cars to their customers, which is the mass market and not just one genre of the industry. Lastly, his 2011 widebody / carbon fiber tC needs to be an overall winner that can compete at all levels and types of competition whether at an event purely for show, performance-based and/or both. A 2011 Scion tC that is the best of both worlds and can be best of class year-after-year is what James believes makes a national champion caliber Scion SEMA Tuner Challenge-worthy vehicle.



Staff member
By John Pangilinan

(from Scion Press Release
) tc Tuner Challenge

Jon Sibal Custom Designed Seibon TC GT Carbon Fiber Widebody Kit
Seibon - Carbon Fiber Hood w/Aerocatch Hood Latch
Seibon - Custom Carbon Fiber Trunk
APR Carbon Custom Rear Wing
APR Carbon Fiber Side Mirror
PPG Paint Applied by Kelly & Son
Wraptivo by Meguiar's Carbon Fiber Wrapped Roof

KW Coilovers - Custom HLS
Custom Race Spec Roll Cage

Decendant TC2 Turbocharger Kit
HKS Super Sequential III
NOS System - Carbon Fiber Bottle
NOS Bottle Heater
NOS Electronic Bottle Opener
NOS Launcher w/LCD Display
HKS Custom Exhaust
AEM Air Filter
Gallery Engine Dress Up Parts
Exedy Clutch
Odyssey P625 Battery
Lucas Oil


Staff member
By GReddy

(from Scion Press Release)
GReddy tC

Vehicle: tC
Engine: 2.5L (2AR-FE)/6 Speed
Turbo: GReddy T67
Power: Est. 340 hp & 325 lb-ft

GReddy Equipped
• Prototype T67-25G 8cm2 Tuner Turbo Kit with Header Type SUS Exhaust Manifold
• Type-31 Spec-V Front-mounted Intercooler
• Type-RZ Blow-off Valve & HG I/C Piping
• Airinx RZ-M Air Intake System 100mm
• Turbo Ti-C 70mm Exhaust System
• e-Manage Ultimate - Engine Control Unit
• Informeter - TOUCH - OBD2 Monitor
• PRofect B-spec2 - Boost Controller
• Full Auto Turbo Timer II
• Pro Iridium Spark Plugs
• Oil Catch Tank - SL
• Billet Oil Filler Cap
• GR-2 0W-40 Synthetic Oil
• Magnetic Oil Drain Bolt
• Counter-Weight Shift Knob
• Prototype Type-S Coil-Over Suspension Kit

• Five-Axis - Aero Package
• Scion Optimize - Rear Wing
• TRD - Big Brake Upgrade
• Volk Racing G2 (Formula-Silver) Wheels 18x9.0
• Toyo Tires R888 - 255-35-ZR18
• Sparco Chrone Road (Black) Seats
• Mother's Polishes and Waxes
• S and A Designs / GReddy Graphics



Staff member
By Crawford

(from Scion Press Release)
scion tC by Crawford

Specs: Michael Abbate
Main Sponsor: Scion Racing

• Tein Super Racing Coilovers
• Toyo Tires Proxes R1R Tires 265/35ZR18
Advan RG-D Racing Wheels with Custom Paint
WheelMate Lugnuts
TRD Big Brake Kit
ATI Carbon Fiber Hood
Vinyl Graphcs by Spin Imaging
Window Tint
Scion Spoiler

Under the Hood
Motul Fluids
NGK Spark Plugs
K&N High Flow Air Cleaner
Power by Crawford Performance

Alpine Stereo

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