The Release Series of limited-edition Scions gets another member this year as the tC Release Series 5.0 (tC RS 5.0) joins the ranks. The car will be unveiled February 11 at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, one year after the debut of its predecessor, the tC RS 4.0.

Pricing of the new car checks in at $2,300 over the standard tC's base price of $17,000 in manual guise, or $17,800 in automatic trim. The car will feature a 'Toyota Racing Development (TRD) theme' and be limited to just 2,000 examples.

Gloss black exterior paint and TRD exterior badging mark the primary exterior appearance changes while TRD 18in matte black wheels with red trim, TRD lowering springs, a TRD rear sway bar and TRD sport muffler offer improved handling and performance. Inside, the tC RS 5.0 gets a black leather steering wheel with red stitching, black seats with red accents and TRD-logo floormats.

Each tC RS 5.0 is individually numbered to reflect its limited-edition status. The car will go on sale in March.