Gallery: Acura at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Check out a few photos from Acura in and around Park City, Utah, during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival which took place January 21–31:

“Sundance was a blast. Looking back at some of our greatest moments, we can’t wait for next year. #AcuraLive” – Acura

[Source: Acura via Facebook]

Acura Canada’s Tuner TLX

Along with the 2017 Acura NSX and the ILX GT Race Car, Acura Canada also debuted a modified red TLX at this year’s Montreal International Auto Show. It’s simply named the “Tuner TLX”, and here are the details provided to us by Acura Canada:

Tuner TLX

  • 20 x 10 Vossen Forged Wheels – Style. VPS–305T (Satin Black Finish)
  • 255/30/20 Continental Tires
  • Arlon Graphics “True Blood”
  • Wrapped by Sekanskin
  • Neo-MotorSport 6 Piston Caliper with 15″ Two-Piece Cross-Drilled Slotted Rotors
  • Neo-MotorSport 4 Pistons Caliper with 14″ Two-Piece Cross-Drilled Slotted Rotors
  • Scale Suspension  – Innovative Series
  • Fabrication by 20HZ Audio
  • Built by ImportFest Inc.

Unfortunately, there’s no mention of the custom front lip, side spoilers or rear diffuser which really make the car unique.

The new NSX, ILX GT Race Car and Tuner TLX will be displayed at select Canadian Auto Shows, visit acura.ca for more information.

[Source: Acura Canada, SCALE Suspension via Facebook]

Gallery: Acura Precision Concept at NAIAS 2016

From the floor of Cobo Center in Detroit, Tyson Hugie shares some photos of the newly unveiled Acura Precision Concept.

[Source: Tyson Hugie – Drive to Five]

Acura Precision Concept Points to Bold Future for Acura Design

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Jan 12, 2016 – DETROIT

The Acura Precision Concept model made its world debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show today, pointing toward a bolder, more distinctive future for Acura vehicle design. The Acura Precision Concept was developed by the Acura Design Studio in California to express the Acura brand DNA of “Precision Crafted Performance.”

“There is no more clear promise for the Acura brand than Precision Crafted Performance,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “We’re committed to infusing this core Acura promise into every facet of our products and every aspect of our relationship with the customer.”

With an emphasis on high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille.

“The Acura Precision Concept is more than simply a concept vehicle, it is a design study model that literally will shape the direction of all future Acura products around our Precision Crafted Performance DNA,” said Dave Marek, Acura global creative director.  “The Acura Precision Concept is the leading edge of a renewed commitment to delivering Precision Crafted Performance in every facet of the product experience and creating a powerful and very exciting direction for the next generation of Acura models.”

The Acura Precision Concept’s crouched and athletic stance is further emphasized by its deeply sculpted side surfaces pouring over swelling rear wheel arches covering 22-inch wheels and tires. The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED taillights.

A key design theme, dubbed “quantum continuum,” is seen in the seamless transition of materials and structure from the exterior to the interior of the vehicle, which is further highlighted by the absence of a b-pillar. The large door rocker panel flows into the interior side sill, transitioning into a cantilever for the floating rear seats. The rear center high-mounted stoplight becomes an architecture element piercing the rear glass and then flowing down to help form the structure for the metal airfoil shape of the rear headrests.

The elegant and powerful exterior is matched by its dramatic interior design, where cantilevered surfaces meet with striking tones, expressive surfacing and modern detailing. Of particular note are the double-layered instrument panel, the high-contrast front seat surfaces, the ultra-thin “floating” rear seats, evoking the look of modern lounge furniture, and the hand-crafted audio speaker grilles made of exotic wood.

The driver’s space is highlighted by a compact, race-inspired, sports steering wheel with paddle shifters and Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) controls, a floating center meter, a driver’s head-up display, a cantilevered center stack and an ultra-wide, thin and curved center display screen.

New Acura HMI Concept

The Acura Precision Concept also explores a new approach for Acura’s digital human-machine interface (HMI), enabling a more intuitive, advanced and seamless connection between man and machine. The ultra-wide and curved center screen is operated by a floating touch pad suspended on the cantilevered center stack. Upon entry, the system scans each occupant and selects personalized features and functions, including maps, audio and customized vehicle performance settings.

Acura Precision Concept dimensions:

Width 84 inches
Length 204 inches
Height 52 inches
Wheelbase 122 inches
Wheel/Tire - 5-spoke machined wheels
– 22-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summer Tire

About the Acura Precision Concept

The Acura Precision Concept was created to explore new and challenging ideas for future Acura design, particularly Acura sedans. The concept was created by Acura’s California Design Studio under the direction of Acura global creative director, Dave Marek. The exterior design was led by Michelle Christensen, principal exterior designer, with the interior design created under the leadership of John Norman, principal interior designer.  Both Christensen and Norman also played a key role in the creation of the next-generation Acura NSX super car.

[Source: Acura]

Gallery: NSXs at Honda Racing Thanks Day 2015

A variety of NSXs participated in the annual Honda Racing Thanks Day event which took place on Sunday at Twin Ring Motegi. The 2017 Honda NSX made an appearance along with a few NSX CONCEPT-GTs and the Team Kunimitsu NSX. Check out the rest of the photos from Honda’s live report page.

[Source: Honda Japan]

Gallery: Acura China’s 2016 Acura RDX

Here are some images of the refreshed 2016 Acura RDX that recently debuted in China. Exterior differences from the American RDX are minimal – the Chinese spec gets clear headlight corners, standard headlamp washers, and a rear fog lamp. There’s also an accessory option for extra chrome trim around the front fog lights.

Check out the gallery and a dramatic debut video below.

[Source: Acura China]