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Acura to Debut Custom Performance Sedans at SEMA

Posted by   on November 5th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/05/2013 – Las Vegas, NV.

  • Acura demonstrates tuner potential of RLX Luxury Performance Sedan and ILX Compact Luxury Sedan using Acura Genuine Accessories and top aftermarket brands

Acura today unveiled three customized sedans at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, including the Acura RLX VIP Sedan, created by Evasive Motorsports, the RLX Urban Luxury Sedan and Street Performance ILX, both created by MAD Industries.

“How better to amp up the inherent luxury, excitement and prestige of the Acura Brand than to partner with the enthusiast crowd and create these custom RLX and ILX sedans,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Auto Operations. “SEMA is where we go to add that little bit of spice that brings out the true performance character in our Acura lineup.”

Acura engaged MAD Industries and Evasive Motorsports, both located in Southern California, to use Acura sedans as the platform to create even more exciting and dynamic custom vehicles.

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Gallery: NSXPO 2013

Posted by   on October 21st, 2013 No comments

NSXPO 2013

This is the annual gathering of members of the NSX Club of America as they celebrate friendships and everything NSX. This year over 100 NSXs and almost 200 owners and guests will descend upon North Carolina for the social portion of the event before heading up to Virginia International Raceway (“VIR”) for three days of karting and track time on the Full Course.

Visit www.nsxpo2013.net for more info and high-res photos from this year’s NSXPO which took place October 11-16, 2013.

[Source: NSXPO 2013Robert Ondrovic]

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Gallery: Acura Russia’s 2014 MDX

Posted by   on September 26th, 2013 3 comments

Acura Russia's 2014 MDX

Acura’s entry into the Russian market will start with just two models, the 2014 MDX and the 2014 RDX. According to a rough translation via their Facebook page, Acura will begin to sell the crossovers early in 2014, and will offer a sedan model later in the year.

Based on the posted photos, there are a few differences on the Russian MDX. The most notable addition is the presence of fog lights which appear on what seems to be the base model. Headlamp washers and roof rails may also come standard, and the genuine olive ash wood trim currently only offered on the Canadian Elite model is seen in the interior photos. There are also some subtle differences in the headlamps and tail lights.

[Source: Acura Russia via Facebook]

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Gallery: Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV5 Wheels

Posted by   on September 25th, 2013 No comments

Acura TL on Vossen VVSCV5 Wheels

This night shoot from Vossen Wheels puts a Basque Red Pearl Acura TL under the Ben Franklin Bridge at Camden Waterfront New Jersey.

The 4G Acura TL sits on Vossen’s Silver Polished VVS-CV5 Wheels – F: 20×10.5 / R: 20×10.5.

Check out the set above or visit vossenwheels.com for super high-res images.

[Source: Vossen Wheels, Ronaldo Stewart Automotive Photography]

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Gallery: Acura China’s ILX 2.0L

Posted by   on September 2nd, 2013 1 comment

Acura China's ILX 2.0L

Acura will introduce the ILX 2.0L to the Chinese market this fall, complementing the 1.5L hybrid which is the only ILX model currently being offered. Check out a few high quality photos of the new China-spec ILX 2.0L in the gallery above.

[Source: Acura China]

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Acura NSX Prototype Debuts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Posted by   on August 4th, 2013 No comments

Acura NSX Prototype

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura NSX Prototype Excites Racing Fans and Sports Car Enthusiasts Alike Lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Prior to Honda Indy 200 Race

08/04/2013 – LEXINGTON, Ohio

A prototype Acura NSX lapped the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio today, just prior to the running of the Honda Indy 200, exciting fans in the state where the NSX is being developed and will be produced, and showcasing the steady progress being made toward the planned 2015 launch of Acura’s next-generation, mid-engine supercar.

The Acura NSX prototype lapped the 2.4-mile winding road course, driven by a member of the Ohio-based engineering development team. The NSX prototype sported custom graphics that speak to Acura’s intention to go racing with the new NSX.

“With leadership from our R&D and manufacturing teams here in Ohio, we are developing a next generation sports car that will be equally at home on the street and on the race track, so it is natural for us to showcase the prototype vehicle here at Mid-Ohio,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. “It is exciting for us to see the prototype running on the track, reflecting the great progress we’re making toward the 2015 global launch of the NSX, as we engineer a new sports-car experience for customers around the world.”

Targeting next-generation supercar dynamic capabilities with advanced environmental performance, Acura announced in 2012 that the Acura NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine mated to Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system.

Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® is an all-new, three-motor high-performance hybrid system that combines torque vectoring all-wheel drive with advanced hybrid efficiency through the use of three electric motors – one motor integrated with the V-6 engine and its all-new dual-clutch transmission (DCT) driving the rear wheels, and two independent motors driving the front wheels. The system enables instant delivery of negative or positive torque to the front wheels during cornering to achieve a new level of driving performance unparalleled by current AWD systems.

Global development of the NSX is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Raymond, Ohio. The next-generation Acura sports car will be produced in nearby Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts, at the newly established, state-of-the-art Performance Manufacturing Center, now under construction.

[Source: Acura]

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Gallery: “The Perfect NSX” – Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX

Posted by   on July 10th, 2013 No comments

Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX


Titled ”The Perfect NSX”, Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX steals the August 2013 cover of Modified Magazine. As one of the most customized Acura NSXs on the planet, Jeff’s build gets a full feature in the issue, which includes a write-up and more high res photos from Ginash George(Synth19 Photo). You can view Ginash’s original feature on this car from 2011 at JDM Chicago - Project Widebody- Jeff’s 1991 Acura NSX.

Pick up a hard copy of Modified Magazine or download a digital copy over at modified.com.

[Source: Synth19 Photo, JDM Chicago]

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Acura at Pikes Peak 2013

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HPD Pikes Peak Acura TL

The 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb took place in Colorado this past weekend with two Acuras taking part in the race. The first-generation Acura NSX driven by James Robinson finished 4th in the Pikes Peak Open class with a time of 11:45.518, while Brian Shanfeld’s fourth-generation Acura TL finished 14th in the Time Attack class with a time of 13:31.197. Full race report from HPD can be viewed at hpd.honda.com.

[Source: Honda Performance Development via Facebook]

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