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Scion iQ Pit Boss by Cartel and iQ-MR by Tatsu are a wild bunch

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    has turned its newest model, the iQ, over to some of the most ambitious tuners in the U.S. for SEMA 2011, and the results do not disappoint. Cartel has gone crazy with the company's miniscule hatchback by turning it into a wild paddock service vehicle. With storage for tools and tires as well as a custom chop-top design, the Cartel Scion iQ Pit Boss is unlike anything else on the show floor. We're not sure what we like best; the earth-shaking stereo system or the ever-ready impact driver in the center console.

    Tatsu, meanwhile, has taken an entirely different approach with the Scion iQ. The shop started by surgically removing the vehicle's tiny front-mounted four-cylinder engine and re-inserting it into back hatch. The result is what is very likely the world's first mid-engined Scion iQ. The four-pot dumps power on the rear wheels, though the fuel cell has been moved under the hood for a little extra weight balance. Even so, the short-wheel base racer should make for a seriously entertaining handful out on the track.
    Scion iQ Pit Boss by Cartel and iQ-MR by Tatsu are a wild bunch originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Nov 2011 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

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    lolll i think i would actually drive it. Its not THAT bad
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    You are telling me that you would actually want to be seen rolling around in that? I mean, it's so small, and you are right out in the open for everyone to laugh at.
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    I'll take my chances haha.
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    lol, well if anyone could make that car cool, I bet you could do it!
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    Ok, so I'm gonna stick some 24s on there. Oh and autozone brand vent stickers?
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    vast majority of the airbags have probably been removed. Fail if you get hit by even a civic.
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    they cancelled the Aston Martin Vignette or whatever that version was gonna be called.
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    well don't ruin it. I meant that you could rock it just like that and it'd be cool.
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    thats what I would do. I love the color on it

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