The Scion tC has outstanding handling capabilities, which are comparable to that of the Toyota MR2 GT-S. It has a slightly better steering at the cost of a weak perfect launch effect. Acceleration of the car is sufficient for competing against other powerful Class B vehicles. Its top speed is 178 mph (286 km/h).
It rivals against the fastest Class B cars in the game and is also useful in pursuit events. The Scion tC can be upgraded up to Class A.
The Scion tC appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a Tier 1 car with a price tag of $20,000. Shift 2: Unleashed features the stock Scion tC as a Modern Road class performance index D car with a price tag of $11,500.
It has the lowest car rating of the front-wheel drive Tier 1 cars and cannot be Works converted in Need for Speed: Shift. Compared to the Honda Civic Si, the Scion tC has less horsepower but also produces more torque.
Shift 2: Unleashed also features the Team Need for Speed Scion tC AWD. It is a heavily modified all-wheel drive variant of the Scion tC.
It is classed as a Modern Road car with a performance index rating of A 1950 and can be unlocked upon completing the Time Attack Discipline event. It has a top speed of 210 mph (338 km/h) and a handling rating of 4.10.
The WORLD Racing Pro-FWD Reaper makes an appearance in the same installment as a Modern Road car with an overall rating of A 2630. The Pro-FWD Reaper is a drag car based on the Scion tC.
It is capable of reaching a top speed of 250 mph (403 km/h) and has the lowest 0-60 mph time in the game. However, the Pro-FWD Reaper has a low handling rating of 2.82, making it solely useful in drag events. It is available as a part of the Speedhunters Pack.
Team Need for Speed
Team Need for Speed uses two Scion tCs. Both are modified for high-performance but utilise different drivetrains.