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Scion xD rally car unveiled

 Scion xD rally car unveiled
Scion xD rally car 24.1.2013

Will compete in the Rally America National Championship

Scion has unveiled their new xD rally car which will compete in the Rally America National Championship.

Set to celebrate its racing debut at the Sno*Drift Rally on January 25th, the car features a new front bumper, a raised ride height and off-road tires. There's also Brembo brakes and enough LED lights to make Audi jealous.

The striped out interior has Sparco seats, a digital instrument cluster and a roll cage.

Detailed performance specifications were not released, but Scion says the car has a "dog engagement transmission and more horsepower."

According to Scion marketing and special events manager Steve Hatanaka, “Scion Racing is ready and thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Rally America National Championship. The combination of the xD subcompact, a top-notch team race team and one of rally’s best drivers, Andrew Comrie-Picard, is sure to create a competitive and exciting series.”

Source: Scion

Scion Racing Prepares for Competitive 2013 Rally America National Championship

TORRANCE, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2013) - Scion Racing returns for its second full rally season with a new Scion xD in the Rally America National Championship. Driver Andrew Comrie-Picard and the team will compete in seven scheduled events, beginning with the two-day Sno*Drift Rally in Atlanta, Mich., on Jan. 25-26.

The Scion rally team celebrates the new season with a brand new xD race car that has been augmented to meet the challenging courses and elevated competition. Modifications to the 2013 car include all-new suspension, improved weight distribution, dog engagement transmission and more horsepower.

“Scion Racing is ready and thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Rally America National Championship,” said Steve Hatanaka, Scion marketing and special events manager. “The combination of the xD subcompact, a top-notch team race team and one of rally’s best drivers, Andrew Comrie-Picard, is sure to create a competitive and exciting series.”

Last year, the Rally xD team completed its first full season in the Rally America National Championship. After six challenging events, the team finished second in the two-wheel drive (2WD) category of the series.

“The Rally xD team has worked hard to get the new car ready for the first race,” said Comrie-Picard, “The xD is the best it has ever been, and I can’t wait for the season to start.”

Rally America 2013 race schedule:

Sno*Drift Rally: Jan. 25-26 in Atlanta, Mich.
100 Acre Wood Rally: Feb. 22-23 in Salem, Mo.
Oregon Trail Rally: May 3-5 in Portland, Ore.
Susquehannock Trail Rally: May 31-June 1 in Wellsboro, Pa.
New England Forest Rally: July 26-27 in Newry, Maine
Ojibwe Forests Rally: Aug. 23-24 in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Lake Superior Performance Rally: Oct. 18-19 in Houghton, Mich.

For more information about Scion Rally xD team visit www.scionracing.com.

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