2015 SEMA Preview: The Scion iM Crooks & Castles Concepts is another contestant for the Scion Tuner Challenge
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  • 2015 SEMA - Scion iM Crooks & Castles Concept
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  • 2015 SEMA - Scion iM Crooks & Castles Concept
  • 2015 SEMA - Scion iM Crooks & Castles Concept

Scion’s bringing a total of four concepts to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, as part of their latest campaign where they commissioned several brands to build their own individualistic versions of the latest iA and iM compact cars, all on a $15,000 build budget.

This third car was done by Rob Panlilio, co-founder of Crooks & Castles fashion firm, and is a Scion iM themed to match the style of his outlet.

It comes decked out in another interpretation of the Japanese VIP culture with a special black and white paint scheme, an all-white leather wrapped roll cage with black leather wrapped racing seats for the interior, custom white mesh wheels on the outside, and more.

It also comes equipped with a wide-body kit and an AccuAir suspension system.

You can see this example at the Scion exhibition at this year’s SEMA show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Scion Showcases Fashion and Passion

Specialty Cars to Shine at SEMA 

October 29, 2015

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2015 SEMA – Scion Tuner Challenge – Crooks & Castles iM Specs
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2015 SEMA – Eddie Huang Scion iA SpecsTORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2015) – Creative visions of the Scion iM 5-door hatchback and Scion iA sedan are ready for Las Vegas lights. The cars were previewed in the downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District ahead of their debut at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 3-6.For the 11th Annual Scion Tuner Challenge, remixed versions of the all-new sporty 2016 iM 5-door hatchback were created by prominent streetwear brands illest and Crooks & Castles. Each received a Scion iM and a $15,000 build budget to put a unique spin on the car.

Rob Panlilio, co-founder of Crooks & Castles, stuck to his Japanese car roots with a wide body kit and AccuAir suspension. In true Crooks & Castles’ fashion, Panlilio and his team featured a black and white scheme, with an all-white leather wrapped rollcage and black rewrapped race seats for the interior. The car was finished off with his signature trademark, custom white mesh wheels, mirroring the theme of his existing fleet of customized cars.

In partnership with Toyo Tires, Scion will bring all four customized vehicles to the SEMA Show, where fans can get their first up-close look at each modified edition. Both Scion Tuner Challenge vehicle entries will be judged by a panel consisting of the previous year’s participants, Super Street magazine, GT Channel and Speedhunters. Scion will announce the grand prize winner of $10,000 at the L.A. Auto Show on Nov. 28, hosted by Eddie Huang.  

Fans of the Scion Tuner Challenge can follow along by visiting www.ScionRacing.com for blog entries, photos and video content. Fans can also tune in to the Scion Racing Twitter and Instagram for an additional looks at the builds by using the hashtags #ScionTunerChallenge and #Scion.

Features & Specs

• Boden Autohaus–Installed roll cage, exhaust, NOS kit (NITRIOUS OXIDE), air suspension, and interior
• RecaroR100 Race Seats
• SparcoSettantaPedals
• NRG Short Hub
• NardiSport Rally Steering Wheel
• NardiAmbition Shift Knob
• AccuAirSuspension –Air Management
• Toyo Tires -R888 -225/40/18 (Fronts) -255/35/18 (Rears)
• RotiformWheels -LHR Concave 18″ X 10 (Front) 18″ X 11 (Rear)
• VollkommenDesign –Over Fender Kit
• StrasseSport –Paint & Body

– By: Chris Chin


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