After a brief hiatus, What’s Featured at Scion is back with three of our favorite builds from two recent SEMA Shows. Chris Basselgia’s Minty FReSh Scion FR-S made its first appearance in the Scion booth at the 2012 SEMA Show as a competitor in the Scion FR-S Tuner Challenge, while Cartel’s All Stretched Out Scion xB debuted in 2010 as part of our SEMA Show contingent for that year. Shawn Baker’s Scion tC also made its first appearance at the 2010 SEMA Show, as a participant in the Scion Tuner Challenge.
Since winning the 2012 Scion Tuner Challenge, the Minty FReSh Scion FR-S has been touring the country, making appearances at many of our regional events. The car’s name derives from its head turning coat of BASF R-M Onyx HD Fresh Mint paint, which flows smoothly across all of its body work thanks to a nearly completely shaved exterior. Under the hood, the car features a Vortech Supercharger, which breathes through a custom center mounted exhaust around the back.
The interior of the car was similarly revamped to featured black ostrich leather upholstery, with a Nardi classic 360mm wood grain steering wheel taking the place of the stock setup. Boost, EGT, and volt gauges were also installed in the passenger side dash, while the rear deck of the car was shaved for a cleaner look. Rounding things out are a set of staggered Rotiform wheels wrapped in Falken FK453 tires, and brake rotors and calipers from Neo Motorsports.
The first thing you notice when you see Cartel’s All Stretched Out Scion xB is just how much longer it is than your standard xB – 48 inches longer in fact. The extended length of the frame and body makes room for a custom interior featuring suicide passenger door entry, and a full black leather couch inside. Sideskirts from Five Axis run along the side of the car, though they too have been modified to fit the custom length of the car. Custom fabricated audio enclosures and a TV wall separate the passenger compartment from the driver’s area.
Under the hood, you’ll find the stock 2AZ engine modified with an AEM intake, Torco oils, leading out to STRUP performance headers and Cartel’s own straight pipe exhaust. An ACT clutch completes the performance upgrades, while 20×8.5 wheels from Demoda complete the VIP look.
And finally, Shawn Baker’s 1st place winning Scion tC from the 2010 Scion Tuner Challenge round out our group of cars featured at Scion this week. Shawn’s car won the Tuner Challenge by focusing on the car inside and out, dropping the car on an AirLift suspension and putting 3-piece wheels from Rotiform on all four corners. Under the hood, the car’s motor has been modified with a turbo from Descendant/Precision, while the interior has been completely redone with cognac leather throughout.
We’ll be bringing you an entirely new display next week, so stay tuned to see more of What’s Featured at Scion!