Say Hello To The Stunning Acura Type S Concept

Acura Type S Concept previews a tougher, turbocharged TLX

Acura Type S Concept Is A Sensuous Preview Of The Upcoming TLX Type S

While it's primarily form and not so much function that Acura has focused on here, the Type S Concept doesn't completely put engineering aside.

What you see here is a pretty strong preview of what the upcoming TLX Type S will look like.

Acura says the new concept previews the next-generation TLX Type S sedan.

The concept rides on 21-inch alloy wheels with 285mm wide tyres. That hasn't been seen on a new Acura since the Acura TL Type S back in 2008, marking a performance variant of the auto. It's unclear what the second Type S auto might be, or indeed whether it will be another sedan or one of Acura's SUVs. We see some of the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro in the Type S Concept's face, and that's not a bad thing. It is flanked by Jewel Eye LED headlights with "Chicane" daytime running lights that draw inspiration from the ARX-05 Daytona Prototype. The rear end looks positively futuristic, with lots of interesting angles that extend to the taillights, as well as four monster tailpipes at the bottom of everything. Stopping ability comes courtesy of drilled Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers. It lacks door handles, and the body surfacing is defined by two character lines: one that starts behind the front tires and angles upward toward the rear spoiler, and another at the bottom that rises and falls to keep the auto from looking slab-sided and reduce visual weight. It's more likely that the next TLX will continue on the Honda Accord's front-drive architecture.

Elsewhere, forged carbon has been applied to the front and rear splitters, side sills, rear decklid spoiler, and wheels, and the concept is finished in a bespoke Double Apex Blue Pearl paint as a homage to blue Type S heritage models including the 2007-2008 TL Type S.

The auto is painted in an arresting shade of "Double Apex Blue Pearl" that uses nano pigments and is topped with a color-infused clear coat to improve its luster.

Acura on Tuesday unveiled the Type S Concept, ahead of a full debut at Monterey Car Week.

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