Rogue Status Builds Drift Scion xB With 2JZ Toyota Supra Engine

Rogue Status Builds Drift Scion xB With 2JZ Toyota Supra Engine

Rogue Status are huge sponsors of Ken Gushi and Tanner Foust, both pilots of RWD Scion tCs in the Formula Drift series. So leave it to them to come up with the idea to build yet another RWD Scion, this time a Toyota Supra 2JZ-powered xB.

Someone has to believe that not even the top executives at Scion planned for this level of personalization and customization when they first came out with the xB. By all accounts the Scion xB is a utility vehicle, something to commute from point A to point B, slowly, safely and penny-pinching on gas. It’s got unique styling and has definitely stuck in the import world, but who would have thought just a few years since its debut that RWD projects would be completed and driving smoothly on the freeways of Southern California?

From the photos it’s clear that Rogue Status enlisted the help of motorsports genius and fabricator, Stephan Papadakis, who’s resume with building, racing and tuning cars is one-of-a-kind. It looks like they headed to RCH Designs in Huntington Beach, CA for a studio photoshoot of the lightly-colored xB sporting a rad set of dark blue Advan wheels. We already know the power potential of the Toyota 2JZ that lies under the hood, so it will be interesting to see when and if this car really does get sideways out on the track.

One thing is for sure, the car is very nicely built and everything flows together on it. From the widebody arches to the massive intercooler and even the contrasting-colored decals, we’re a huge fan. Hopefully an entertaining video surfaces soon of this xB but in the meantime we’ll have to keep our eyes out on it cruising the streets!

[Source: SmogCheck]

GALLERY: Rogue Status Drift RWD 2JZ-Powered Scion xB