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Infiltration had to sell off the one-of-a-kind Scion FR-S sports coupe he won at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • August 24, 2014 at 12:28 p.m. PDT • Comments: 82

Remember the sweet ride that Infiltration took home as part of the prizes for winning Street Fighter X Tekken at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament grand finals?

The one-of-a-kind Street Fighter-themed Scion FR-S sports coupe that was produced in partnership with Capcom, Five Axis and Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) that featured custom aero kit, spoilers, wheels and other bells and whistles?

The ride that Infiltration actually had to earn his license for, just so he could drive it?

Apparently Infiltration has sold it, due to the high-maintenance nature of the vehicle, according to an interview he gave to a Korean publication (translated to Japanese by skullokei on Twitter, and subsequently into English by us).
skullokei writes:

It looks like Infil sold off the car he won at the 25th Anniversary tournament.

Not too sure why that info is being retweeted so much, but in order to avoid any misunderstandings, I'm translating a portion of the interview (cont'd).

Q: With regards to the sportscar you won at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament, are you still driving that?

A: Nope, I sold it (laughs). As it's a sportscar, driving it around in this country would cause it to get scratched so that was a problem. When I first got it, I also thought that maintenance on the vehicle would be pretty harsh. But I did drive it around for what I figure was about a year.

Q: So where is it now?

A: As I sold it through a specialized dealer, it's probably gone to a car racer or somebody like that, I think.

That's certainly unfortunate, since the vehicle was truly one-of-a-kind and could even be considered a trophy of sorts. It's also unfortunate that the new owner of the vehicle is likely to appreciate it more for its rarity, rather than its status as an invaluable piece of Street Fighter memorabilia.

If you had been the owner of the custom Scion FR-S sports coupe, what would you have done with it?

Would you keep it no matter the maintenance costs or how tiresome the upkeep procedures would get, or would you sell it off as well?

Source: @skullokei via Chigesoku.
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