With the winner of the ninth Scion Tuner Challenge announced at the SEMA show last week, our team at Wondries Toyota is bursting with pride for Young Tea, an Alhambra local whose team designed the winning vehicle.
Named Simpli-tC, the car built on the design cues already incorporated in Scion’s tC, making it an ideal choice for commuting during the week and heading to the track on the weekend.
The vehicle received extended fenders, a custom dual-outlet exhaust rear diffuser and an air suspension system that enables the car to be lowered for auto shows.
The team was given 90 days and $15,000 to transform the 2014 tC.
“It may have been a dash to the finish, but the car looks amazing thanks to the team’s hard work,” Tea said in a press release. “With the new styling, the tC was a great platform to take on this challenge, and it inspired our team to bring out a concept we believe in. Stay true to who you are.”
They may have been exhausted after pushing to finish Simpli-tC’s modifications, but the $10,000 purse winnings probably faded those longs days and nights into a distant memory.
“The design, labor and creativity that went into the Simpli-tC build stood out for our judges and will impress fans at the SEMA show and at home,” said Steve Hatanaka, Scion’s marketing and special events manager, in the same press release. “All three builders took the 2014 tC in directions that will help inspire Scion owners to make their vehicles their own. There are no limits.”
How has Tea’s design inspired you?