Every year I go to the New York International Auto Show and every year Scion shows up with a great booth pimping out their latest and greatest. As I approached their display one car immediately jumped out at me. It was a hot-rodded version of the 2011 Scion TC that was heavily modified by Five Axis for the NYIAS.
Saying that Five Axis took this car to the next level would be an understatement. A massive 4-inch wide body kit was added and blasted with blood shot red paint to give it a nice aggressive look. Then they added custom 20×8.5 wheels up front and 20×10.5 wheels out back, which is some big meat for a car this size. The suspension, a Tein adjustable coil-over system works in conjunction with a custom TRD big brake kit that incorporates 355x28mm rotors with 4-piston calipers in the front and 332x28mm rotors with 2-pot calipers in the rear. All this makes for one beefy package on a relatively small platform.
I simply love the look and feel of this thing. It’s aggressive, has a great stance and attitude and looks the business. My biggest complaint – it’s still front wheel drive. I mean really, does this look like a front wheel drive car? All wheel drive, yes, but front drive, absolutely not. Power on the 2011 TC actually isn’t bad as it puts out a respectable 180 hp from its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. This means it should be more than capable of spinning the tires from launch, the only problem is the wrong wheels are going to be spinning. Now, if you made this sucker all wheel drive and added a turbo, then you’d have the drive train and power to back up those wicked looks.