This week’s edition of What’s Featured at Scion is taking you for a visit inside our studio for a look at three of our favorite open-top custom Scions – the Five Axis Scion xA Speedster Concept, the Cartel Customs/MV Designz Scion FR-S, and the Pit Boss Scion iQ also by Cartel Customs.
The Scion xA Speedster Concept by Five Axis was created for the 2005 SEMA Show, and was built from the ground up to showcase the latest in entertainment technology. Housed inside the body of the xA are three Xbox 360s loaded with Forza Motorsport, and hooked up two monitors behind the front seats, as well as a project display under the hood.
If it wasn’t apparent, the Five Axis Scion xA Speedster was also the recipient of a ton of body work, including a chopped roof, a wide body kit, and a unique Persimmon Pearl paint job from House of Colors. For a small performance boost, Five Axis also dropped in an AEM cold air intake, paired with a DC Sports header.
The Cartel/MV Designz Scion FRS was created for the 2012 SEMA Show and gave us a look at what a cutting-edge FR-S could potentially look like. The car received Cartel’s signature chop top, and wide body panels were custom molded by MV Designz. Back seats were removed in favor of a custom subwoofer enclosure, while the car was coated in a two-tone House of Colors Candy Orange and Pearl Black paint scheme.
Under the hood, the stock 4U-GSE motor was lubricated with Torco SR-5 racing oil, while an ACT clutch replaced the stock plate. GReddy’s SP Elite exhaust system was also installed in place of the standard FR-S piping, while the car rides on an air ride suspension from ACCUAIR.
Like the Cartel/MV Designs Scion FR-S, Cartel’s Pit Boss Scion iQ also received a chopped roof to go with an array of other custom body work. The motivation behind creating the Pit Boss iQ was to develop a car that would be able to shuttle tools and tires around the Formula Drift pits in support of the Scion Racing drivers and teams.
The iQ’s back seats have been removed in favor of a wheel and tire rack, while tool boxes and drawers slide out from the rear bumper. And to ensure that it’s ready to get to work at a moment’s notice, an impact driver sits inside the center console, ready to go at a moment’s notice.