In this week’s edition of What’s Featured at Scion, we’re looking at three cars from two of our longtime collaborators – Cartel Customs and Jon Sibal. From Cartel Customs, we’ve got the 2009 Epic Cartel Scion tC and the Strictly Business Scion xB, while Jon Sibal’s contribution comes in the form of his 2011 Scion Tuner Challenge winning Scion iQ RX.
As with much of Cartel’s other work, the Epic Cartel Scion tC includes an extensive amount of custom bodywork and custom fabrication. What’s most immediately noticeable is the complete chopped roof, with the 1st generation Scion tC’s signature panoramic glass room being deleted. The frame was reinforced to maintain rigidity, while the exterior received custom metal fabrication and a shaved exterior.
The interior also received a significant amount of custom body work, complete with two-tone graphics and ghosted logos throughout the car. Under the hood, the Epic Cartel Scion tC makes power from a TRD Supercharger, a Cartel Customs special TRD side exit exhaust, and OME Sport headers. The entire car rides on a set of massive 22×8 3-piece forged wheels by Vellano.
Cartel’s other entry, the Strictly Business Scion xB, made its first appearance at last year’s SEMA Show. Underneath its custom two-toned paint job lies a stretched frame that gives rear passengers significantly more legroom than any standard car. A look inside also reveals an interior clearly inspired by airline cabins, with dual reclining seats and a complete monitor and Apple Mac Mini set-up to keep occupants connected on the go.
With additional custom body panels from MV Designz, the Strictly Business xB also includes custom suicide doors that add to its unique appeal. Under the hood, the car features a TRD intake, ACT clutch, and a straight exhaust also from Cartel. The car rides on Accuair, giving the car a variable ride height, while Alpine electronics power the car’s audio.
Finally, Jon Sibal’s iQ-RX put a unique spin on our smallest but most efficient car, with hel from partners including MV Designz, Veilside, HRE Wheels, and Air Runner System. The car is coated in a matte-finish metallic gray paint with bronze peal accents, and includes custom body panels from Veilside. A big brake kit gives the car ample stopping power, something it’ll need thanks to its Nitrous Express nitrous system.
The interior of the car also houses a variety of tech upgrades, including a full 32” LED TV hooked up to a Xbox 360 game console. An iPad was also thrown into the mix, as was a full audio setup from Orion Car Audio.
We’ve got a lot more to showcase next week, so check back in to see what else we’ll have featured at Scion!