2013 Scion tC Release Series 8.0 pricing revealed

Scion issues special edition tC coupes annually and this is the latest, the 2013 tC Release Series 8.0. The tC RS 8.0 will set you back a modest $21,815 with a six-speed manual and $22,865 with a six-speed automatic (prices + taxes, license, fees, delivery, options). For your extra Scion bucks your tC SR 8.0 gets special Absolutely Red paint with contrasting black accents and black 18-inch alloys, a Five Axis body kit, and Toyota Racing Development (TRD) mods including a lowered sport suspension and special exhaust system. The interior features sport seats with a special textured black fabric with red stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with paddle-shifters on cars equipped with the automatic). Since the Scion tC RS 8.0 is a special edition, only 2,000 examples will be built and will include a dash-mounted numbered badge to reinforce exclusivity. All Scion models are good automotive values, and the tC Release Special 8.0 gets you a unique coupe with special features for fewer dollars than if you were to attempt (or order) the mods yourself. The front-wheel-drive tC coupe has been "lost in the shuffle" since its big brother FR-S has been released and that's a shame. View the brief release and detailed video after the jump. Expect the Scion tC Release Series 8.0 to hit dealers soon.

Source: Scion - Press release and video after the jump.

Press Release:
Scion Announces Pricing for 2013 tC Release Series 8.0

Scion announced pricing today for its 2013 tC Release Series 8.0 (tC RS 8.0). Only 2,000 of the specially equipped sports coupes will be made and they will be available at dealer showrooms later this month. The tC RS 8.0 will be on display in the Scion pit area at the next round of Formula DRIFT in Monroe, Washington on July 22-23.

The 2013 tC RS 8.0 commands attention as it comes exclusively in Absolutely Red exterior paint with contrasting gloss black side view mirrors and matching black 18-inch alloy wheels. The tC’s aggressive exterior is further stylized with a unique five-piece body kit that was inspired by Troy Sumitomo of Five Axis that includes front and rear lower valences, side skirts and a rear spoiler.

To give the car even more attitude, the tC RS 8.0 comes with a couple of performance parts from Toyota Racing Development (TRD), including lowering springs and an exhaust system that is integrated into the center of the rear lower valence.

The interior of the tC features sporty seats that are wrapped in texturized black fabric with red stitching. The red stitching continues on the leather wrapped steering wheel. Each car comes with an individually numbered badge commemorating the unique model. When equipped with a six-speed automatic, the tC RS 8.0 features race-inspired steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for both sporty and convenient shifts.

The limited edition model will carry a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $21,815 and $22,865 when equipped with a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission respectively. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $730. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.

Get a closer look at the tC RS 8.0 by visiting: http://www.scion.com/tCRS or by watching this detailed video:

Warranty and Complimentary Scion Service Boost
All Scion models are covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The tC comes standard with Scion Service Boost, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and two years of 24-hour roadside assistance.