SEMA 2006: Scion xA Powered by PlayStation 3

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Here's a custom Scion xA with a PS3 stuffed inside. The car has an ~20-inch Sony LCD in the rear window, thirteen LCDs up front, and Sony's Xplod series of auto subs that take up less space, but make more bass. [lyrics by Valerie]

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The PS3 is running Gran Turismo on some embedded LCD or Plasma, and it sits in between half a dozen of those subs. Here I am wondering how much rumble it will take to make a Blu ray player skip.

The car is controlled by the six axis controller, too. Seems like the natural progression for drive by wire system.

Gallery below.

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DISCUSSION

hellonewman-old1
Hello_Newman

These cars are to normal cars as runway model creations in a fashion show are to what regular people wear everyday. SEMA is all about the gadgetitis induced arms race to outdo each other.

They are one off, totally not practical eye candy to display products and the insanity that can be achieved with them.

Most can't even be driven unless they installed several deep cycle marine batteries and the alternator from a Peterbuilt to juice all the electronics. Not to mention the laws against having driver viewable monitors in most states, they build them knowing they are show cars and won't ever be driven.

The whole point with show cars is to, as a famous TV chef might say "Pimp it up a notch! BAM!".