With the official kick-off to Formula D right around the corner, Team Scion Racing wanted to show off some of their new hardware before the big show. In a relaxed atmosphere, VIPs were invited to downtown LA's Far East club to meet the drivers, the team and enjoy the festivities.
With an open bar and some good eats attendees were also entertained with videos playing on all big screens highlighting the Scion Racing effort from 2010. The overall vibe communicated loads of excitement for the upcoming 2011 season especially with Rookie of the Year, Fredric Aasbo ready to make a bold statement.
Both Gushi and Aasbo were there to meet and greet with the media while several other drivers stopped by through the night to check out the scene.
TEAM: Need for Speed
CAR: 2011 Scion tC
ENGINE: 2.7L Inline-4 2AR-FE Turbocharged
HORSEPOWER: 500+ HP
SUSPENSION: KW Suspensions
BRAKES: Wilwood Brakes
WHEELS: Motegi Trak Lite
EXTERIOR: Seibon / Jon Sibal designed custom wide body kit.
Andy Blackmore designed Need for Speed Livery
CAR: 2010 Scion tC
ENGINE: 2AZ-FE: BC custom crank and rods CP pistons BC custom
rods, pistons, intake and exhaust cams. Garrett 3788R Turbo, HKS Race
Gate 60mm wastegate, Custom intake and exhaust manifold,
Mechanical water pump bypass to Steward Electric water
pump, 2000cc fuel injectors, Descendant fuel rail, Dual feed
Bosch fuel pumps, Custom intercooler and dual pass radiator.
HORSEPOWER: 790 HP
G-Force 4-speed transmission; Tilton triple carbon clutch;
Kaaz LSD, Driveshaft shop axles.
RS*R coilovers, custom control arms, custom tie rods,
RS*R polyurethane bushings, 28mm front swaybar, TRD
19mm rear sway bar.
Front - Wilwood 6 piston caliper and rotors,
Rear – Wilwood 4 piston hand brake 2 piston foot brake and
Super Advan Racing Ver. 2 (17x9.0 front, 18x10.5 rear);
Hankook RS3 tires (255/40/17 front, 285/35/18 rear)
EXTERIOR: Custom concept wide body kit
Sparco Corsa seats, 6-point harnesses, steering wheel, shift knob
ELECTRONICS: Motec M800 ECU and Motec SDL3 display