Posted by on January 8th, 2013
It’s a new year, and for the first gallery of 2013 I’ve picked a model that surprisingly hasn’t yet been featured on Acura Connected. The third generation TL is one of the most popular Acuras ever built, and even today some say it’s still the best looking Acura sedan to date.
JJ’s Nighthawk Black Pearl 2006 Acura TL doesn’t disappoint, it keeps that clean and classy OEM look, but also adds subtle style with tasteful features and an aggressive stance.
Here’s a full list of mods:
19″ WORK Equip wheels • ATLP Exhaust • Tein SS • ASPEC lip kit • Progress rear sway bar • AEM intake • blacked out headlights • HID kit • OEM visors • RV6 strut bar • Ingalls camber kit • Accord fog lights
Enjoy the gorgeous set of photos above courtesy of JJ. The front profile shot is absolutely amazing!
[Source: JJ via AcuraZine]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, TL Tags: 2006 Acura TL
Posted by on December 20th, 2012
Driving a race car might be a dream shared by many car enthusiasts, but it’s definitely not as simple or as easy as some may think, especially when it comes to endurance racing. In a recent feature packed full of photos from Speedhunters, Acura ILX driver Edward Sandstrom covers the 10th annual 25 Hours of Thunderhill with a play-by-play on how the weekend unfolded. Go behind the scenes with Edward and Team Honda Research-West as they take the Acura ILX Endurance Racer through its first competition event.
Edward Sandstrom: Finishing Off 2012 with a Bang – speedhunters.com
Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura Motorsports, ILX Tags: ILX Endurance Racer, Speedhunters
Posted by on December 14th, 2012
With news of the 2014 MDX Prototype heading to North American International Auto Show next month, I think it’s fitting that I feature a past iteration of the MDX for this Flashback Friday. Let’s dip into the Acura archive and take a look at a prelude to the second generation MDX.
Referred to as the MD-X Concept, the above sketch was teased ahead of its debut at the 2006 New York International Auto Show.
“The MD-X Concept is fashioned as a true driver’s SUV, with its low, wide stance and aggressive design. Its sleek surface lines are modeled after a high-powered megayacht.”
For the most part, many of the styling cues from the concept carried over to the production model 2007 MDX, including the grille. The “shield” styled grille lasted three model years on the MDX, until it was updated to the “Power Plenum” grille for 2010.
Steady sales of the second generation MDX has kept it as Acura’s top selling model in recent years.
Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura History, MDX, Renderings Tags: 2007 Acura MDX, Flashback Friday
Posted by on December 11th, 2012
Official release from honda.com
Acura ILX Endurance Racers Prove Their Speed at 25 Hours of Thunderhill
All-new ILX Developed, Prepped and Raced by Team of Honda Associates
12/11/2012 11:09:00 PM
Developed and prepared by Team Honda Research-West, the competition version of the new 2013 Acura ILX proved its speed at last weekend’s 10th annual 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race, leading qualifying in the competitive E1 class and setting fastest race lap in the class en route to a fifth-place finish.
Two Acura ILX sedans were entered by THR-W for the traditional 25-hour endurance race that annually concludes the NASA season at the challenging three-mile Thunderhill road course north of Sacramento, California. THR-W is primarily made up of Torrance, California-based associates from Honda R&D Americas, Inc., who work after hours to showcase Honda and Acura products on the track.
The blue-and-silver Acura ILXs immediately demonstrated their speed, as drivers Scott Nicol and Edward Sandstrom qualified first and second in E1, with Nicol’s final qualifying lap claiming the class pole in a time of 2:00.851 in the #25 Acura ILX.
“Qualifying went well. Better than I expected. We had a good set of tires and I made my way through traffic, putting in a good time right at the end of the session,” said Nicol, an associate with Honda of Canada Manufacturing. Sandstrom, a guest driver with the team from the multi-media auto enthusiast “Speedhunters” group and a regular in FIA GT3 competition, led qualifying for much of the session in the #27 ILX before slipping to second behind his teammate.
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Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura Motorsports, ILX Tags: Honda Performance Development, ILX Endurance Racer
Posted by on December 10th, 2012
The 2013 ILX has recently been added to the model lineup on acura.com.cn, joining the RL and TL as the third sedan offered by Acura China. From what I can tell, the ILX will be offered in China as a Hybrid model only. It receives some of the usual Chinese spec updates: clear corners for the front headlights, headlight washers, and modified tail lights. It also gets a nice little feature that I know some people noticed were absent in the North American ILX: side mirrors with turn signal indicators.
[Source: Acura China]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, ILX Tags: 2013 Acura ILX, Acura China
Posted by on December 4th, 2012
Here’s yet another 2014 Acura RLX gallery, and it may just be my favorite set so far. The first shot in particular shows how well the RLX wears a silver color, captured at an angle where the lower front fascia looks aggressive with a set of sharp “fangs”.
See more Acura RLX images in the links below:
• 2014 Acura RLX Images Part 3
• More 2014 Acura RLX Images
• Acura Debuts 2014 RLX Sedan at Los Angeles Auto Show
[Image Source: Acura Canada]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, RLX Tags: 2014 Acura RLX
Posted by on November 30th, 2012
It’s been an exciting few days with the debut of the 2014 Acura RLX, but here’s one more gallery to wrap up the week. You may recognize the heavily edited style of the first images from acura.com
. The other half are screen caps from actual driving footage, and will give you a more “raw” look at the RLX. The short clip can be seen by clicking here
Filed under: Acura Galleries, RLX Tags: 2014 Acura RLX