Acura Type S concept unveiled

Acura Type S concept unveiled

Whatever the reason, maybe an injection of style and performance can help. Clearly related to the Acura Precision Concept of 2016, the Type S Concept stretches out the hood and gives the A-pillars an elongated rake, while the back doors blend near-seamlessly into the rear fenders. The hue pays homage to blue Type S heritage models, including the 2007-2008 TL Type S. As mentioned, this is a preview of the upcoming second-generation TLX Type S. Acura adds that it will roll out two Type S models in the next two years. 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. This concept will "heavily influence the character" of this upcoming TLS Type S, so it remains to be seen exactly how much of this look will make it through the long and arduous path to production. Just a concept now, Acura promises that performance products, starting with the second-get TLX, are coming. "The Type S Concept speaks unambiguously to performance and to the essence of Acura design", said Dave Marek, Acura's executive creative director.

Designed by the Acura Design Studio in California, the Type S looks great in "Double Apex Blue Pearl" which employs nano pigments and a colour-infused clear coat. The vehicle aims for sporty design with a wide track, a long hood, a low stance, and big 21-inch, 285-mm tires at all four corners. 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. You'll also find a "square" 285-series summer tyre setup and drilled Brembo four-piston brakes.

The side profile is clean and continues the sporty theme. The outline of the long, swept-back greenhouse defines the shape of the cabin.

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To highlight the car's sporty intent, the Type S concept is also fitted with a carbon-fibre boot-lid spoiler, four exhaust tips, large air intakes, and a rear diffuser.

Acura has always punched above its weight when it embraces its own unique Japanese heritage and runs with it, and so consider us already charmed by the Acura Type S Concept vehicle it has pulled the wraps off today.

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.

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