I originally saw this Scion xD at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. However, at the time, I wasn't sure whether or not this xD would ever leave the show floor, or it was a bona-fide 2WD rally car. Well, it's for real.
This rally-prepped xD will be debuting at the Oregon Trail Rally, which starts this weekend. In Dufur, Oregon. Driver Christopher Duplessis and co-driver Ron Zaras will be in the car, which will be competing in the Group 2 class. Dupleissis has been very successful piloting a 20-year old VW, but has been hired to drive the former show car through the woods in Oregon. Great to see a subcompact—and a Scion xD—in competition!
Thanks to Jeff Zurschmeide for the photos!