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Old 08-11-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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WHISPERS: Toyota Planning New 250-hp Scion tC

Ford had better start bringing out some new hotness sooner than later. Toyota seems to know what enthusiasts want these days.

WHISPERS: Toyota Planning New 250-hp Scion tC
Date Posted 08-11-2005

TOKYO The grapevine in Japan is whispering about a hot, new 250-horsepower pure sport coupe from Toyota, coming next year, which would also double as a new Celica in Japan.

Japan's moles say they've uncovered secret plans for a new pure sport coupe from Toyota, apparently based around the Scion tC. The unnamed model, due in 2006, has 2.4-liter power, like the tC, yet is good for a reputed 250 horsepower.

Toyota is aiming at Honda's stellar Integra Type R (the more exotic, faster version of America's Acura RSX). And the idea would also be to inject some extra speed and enthusiast muscle into the tC.

America will soon bid farewell to the Celica, so this new 250-hp sport coupe would be a welcome replacement. Across in Japan, the talk is Toyota would rebadge it as the eighth-generation Celica.

While the Celica as we know it is 1.8-liter, the story goes that this new model would jump up to a special high-performance 2.0-liter motor, which may be called 2AZ-GE.

What this means to you: Biggest problem with Scion? No power. Thus, this super tC sounds super-cool; let's hope it makes it into the showrooms here.


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Old 08-11-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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stupid NAF (northamericaford)!!!!!!!!!!!! FORD should pay alttle more attention on the market!!
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What ever became of the S/C tC? I thought that was comming out around now-ish?
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we'll probably get another SUV from ford before we get a high powered compact car.
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What ever became of the S/C tC? I thought that was comming out around now-ish?
I think this will be it.
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ford is too busy trying to recover all the lost sales
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America loves it SUV's...
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I think they could have done a little nicer suprusing up the whole car, I mean the job they have done (to me at least) looks a little half-a$$ and looks like I could do it, kind of ricerish in my opinion.
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The engine doesn't change the fact that it's fugly. Plus do you think a car with a 2.4L turbo is going to go for under 20k?
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