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      08-13-2019 04:39 PM #1
      I finally forgive Acura for bringing ILX. This sedan looks great.













      Acura is bringing the Type S badge back with authority. While the Acura Type S Concept is, as its name implies, a concept, it looks and sounds a lot more like a design preview for the next-gen TLX in Type S flavor.

      Acura says it will debut two Type S performance variants within the next two years. The first will be the TLX, and our guess would be that an RDX Type S will follow. But let’s dive into what Acura has given us today. From the company: “The Type S Concept sets the stage for re-introducing Type S performance variants to the Acura line-up after a decade hiatus, and will heavily influence the character of the upcoming, second-generation TLX Type S.”

      If you were hoping for a design and powertrain preview, we’re sad to report that Acura is not using this opportunity to showcase the engine coming to the TLX Type S. Not all is lost when it comes to mechanical details, though.

      This concept rides on 285-width summer tires on all four corners, which is positively huge for an Acura sedan. Four-piston yellow Brembo brake calipers are used, shining brightly through 21-inch wheels. Instead of the fake vents all over the Civic Type R, Acura says the venting and grille space up front is functional, allowing air to get through to the “high-performance engine and brake package.” Though again, we don’t know what that high-performance engine will be just yet.

      Just like other Acura concepts of late, this one is a real looker. Its LED lights in front and back signal a new style for Acura that it calls “Chicane.” While the headlights may look a lot like those on the NSX, this fixture debuts the automaker's new four-lamp “Jewel Eye” LEDs. Instead of squares, we get rectangular eyes, and they look even cooler than before.

      You’ll also notice a bunch of elements scattered throughout that look a little bit like carbon fiber. Acura says it’s forged carbon, and it’s visible on the front splitter, along the front vents, side sills, wheels, rear spoiler and rear diffuser area. While not as flashy as glossy carbon fiber, it looks cool in the photos we’re scrutinizing here.

      The stunning blue paint is also special. Acura calls it “Double Apex Blue Pearl,” and it uses nano pigments and a color-infused clear coat to enhance the appearance. The hue pays homage to the blue TL Type S offered in the 2007 and 2008 model years. If you want to see it sparkle in person, it’ll be shown at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering on Friday and at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday.
      https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/13/...#slide-2160562

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      08-13-2019 04:44 PM #2
      Dang it! Should've made a poll. It's a ROZAP.
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      08-13-2019 05:01 PM #3
      Looks at who posted... looks to see new hybrid... Nope. I'm lost.

      I hope Acura doesn't water that thing down too much. It looks dope.

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      08-13-2019 05:12 PM #4
      I very rarely comment on this forum and I'm not really into Japanese cars too much, but with that said.....this thing is GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely beautiful! And the blue makes it even more so. A+ based on what I see.

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      08-13-2019 05:24 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by titleist1976 View Post
      Looks at who posted... looks to see new hybrid... Nope. I'm lost.
      I'm losing it.
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      08-13-2019 05:51 PM #6
      Stunning?
      It looks like a sedan.
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      08-13-2019 06:08 PM #7
      Looks like a japanese camaro sedan... but in like the best way possible.

      come on honda. 3.0T + 6MT = 1 sale.

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      08-13-2019 06:16 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      Stunning?
      It looks like a Chevy product
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      08-14-2019 08:06 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      Stunning?
      It looks like a sedan.
      A "sedan" qualifies as stunning, these days.

      It's not another SUV/CUV, and it has 4 exhaust tips, which implies it has an ICE.
      It is a TCL fantasy come true.

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      08-14-2019 10:00 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by johnny_p View Post
      Stunning?
      It sure does. I mean, look at their current offering:



      And look at ILX:



      I think this new sedan (albeit just a sedan) looks really good compared to current Acura sedans.
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    11. 08-13-2019 07:45 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber Wagon View Post
      I'm losing it.
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      With this concept, I actually like the look of a new Acura sedan! I would imagine that the rear tail pipes will be way smaller and tucked in, the trapezoidal front intakes on ither side will shrink to a quarter of the size seen here and the wheels/tires will be and look way to small in the final product. But yeah, Acura photoshop design guy/girl did a good job here IMO.

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      08-14-2019 03:55 PM #13
      Very nice. Would love to see what this ends up looking like in production form. A TLX Type S would be relevant to my interests.

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      08-14-2019 04:01 PM #14
      Too bad there's no DWB suspension.. CLA A3 and 1-series are gonna eat this thing's lunch.
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      08-17-2019 11:59 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber Wagon View Post
      Dang it! Should've made a poll. It's a ROZAP.
      Doesn't bother me, especially since this is new to me. Otherwise it almost looks like a 4 door Camaro. Problem is it's a concept so you can be sure it will look pretty plain if it ever hits the showrooms.

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      08-13-2019 06:25 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber Wagon View Post
      .can it save Acura???
      Of course. It's a sedan in a world of declining sedan sales. How could it not?

      But in all seriousness that does look better than anything else they've put out in a long time IMO.

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      08-13-2019 06:46 PM #17
      Also agree that it looks like a Camaro. It's not a bad thing, but it definitely looks more Camaro than Acura. Maybe a good thing? The RDX is IMO the best looking Acura right now.

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      08-13-2019 07:09 PM #19
      I'm game, especially if the pricing is competitive.

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      08-13-2019 07:13 PM #20
      if anyone thinks a sedan is going to save any brand these days they are in for a surprise.
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      08-13-2019 07:16 PM #21
      I'm thinking Acura really wanted this car painted in Atlantic Blue.

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      08-13-2019 07:31 PM #22
      That thing looks fantastic, I just hope it looks a little something like that during production. Could you imagine a 400+ HP V6 with a manual option...oh and would it be pushing it to ask for AWD?
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      08-13-2019 07:48 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by forewheel View Post
      That thing looks fantastic, I just hope it looks a little something like that during production. Could you imagine a 400+ HP V6 with a manual option...oh and would it be pushing it to ask for AWD?
      All of this. Like I said in the other thread if it drives anything like the Type R with SH-AWD, I’d consider trading mine in. Even possibly if it’s not offered with a manual.

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      08-13-2019 07:57 PM #24
      It's gorgeous. When they build it, it will be an unbelievably awesome Accord.
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