With all the hype over the long-awaited Scion FR-S, it’s easy to forget that Scion builds other models, too. In fact, one of its staple products has long been the tC coupe, which blends comfort with reasonable performance at an affordable price point.

Topping the Scion tC range has always been a model it calls the “Release Series.” As the name implies, production is limited, and the car comes wearing unique paint, a body kit and special wheels. For 2012, Scion built 2,200 copies of the Release Series 7.0, sprayed in a color called High Voltage Yellow.

For 2013, Scion is launching the predictably-named Release Series 8.0, this time sprayed in Absolutely Red with black wheels and black side view mirrors. Making the Release Series 8.0 stand out from the crowd is a Troy Sumitomo / Five Axis inspired body kit that includes new front and rear fascias, side skirts and a rear spoiler.

This year, the tC Release Series model gets performance parts from TRD, too, including lowering springs and and a TRD exhaust that exits through the center of the rear bumper.

Inside, seats are covered in a black, textured fabric trimmed with red stitching. The leather-wrapped steering wheel gets red stitching, too, and each of the 2,000 Release Series 8.0 tCs comes with a number plaque commemorating the build.

If you want a Release Series 8.0 with a six-speed manual transmission, pricing starts at $22,545, including a destination charge of $730. Opt for the paddle-shifted six-speed automatic, and the price of admission begins at $23,595, also including destination charge.

As with all Scion tC models, the list of available dealer-installed accessory and performance items is extensive, which means that even limited-edition models can be further customized before you take delivery.