Snapshots: Acura ILX at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill

2016 Acura ILX Endurance Racer

Team Honda Research-West (THR-W) returns to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill with two updated Acura ILX Endurance Racers. We don’t know much about this year’s cars, but it’s clear they are now sporting the exterior features of the 2016 MY Acura ILX.

The race is now underway at Thunderhill Raceway Park in California, and is set to end on Sunday at 12 pm.

UPDATE: #25 Acura ILX has finished 8th overall and 4th in the ES class with 604 laps. #27 Acura ILX completed 546 laps finishing 7th in the ES class.

[Source: Team Honda Research West Race Team via Facebook]

Gallery: Acura Russia’s 2015 TLX

2015 Acura TLX - Acura Russia

Here are some nice shots of the 2015 Acura TLX from Acura Russia‘s website. A few notable changes from the North American TLX include clear headlight corners, a different tail light pattern and different wheels.

[Source: Acura Russia]

Acura Set to Launch More Powerful, Technologically Advanced and Luxuriously Equipped 2016 Acura ILX Sport Sedan

2016 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Nov 20, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, Calif.

  • Re-engineered ILX delivers exceptional performance with new standard 201-horsepower direct-injected engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter
  • Available AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies sets a new benchmark in the entry-luxury segment
  • New grades increase customer choice with premium features, style and technology; New A-SPEC variant adds package of sporty design elements inside and out

Acura took the wraps off its restyled, reengineered and reborn 2016 ILX sports sedan today, launching at Acura dealerships nationwide in early 2015. The 2016 Acura ILX delivers more strongly than ever before on its mission as the gateway to the Acura lineup with a major injection of Acura performance DNA, courtesy of its new 201-horsepower, directed-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for all models, the same advanced engine and transmission combination that powers the just-launched TLX.

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LA Auto Show Design Challenge: Acura Human/Machine Interface Concept

Acura Human/Machine Interface Concept

This year’s LA Auto Show Design Challenge theme asks the question: “How Will Cars Interact with Us In 2029?” Honda USA’s entry, the Acura Human/Machine Interface(HMI) Concept explores the possibilities of shape-shifting surfaces controlled by the passenger through mental and physical connections.

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2029: Technology and human beings have converged to allow a deeper level of interactivity between human and machine. Implants are common – they allow humans to connect with objects and modify them mentally and physically; they enable an enhanced experience when it comes to comfort and efficiency. This allows technology not only to cater to the needs of a passenger, but also to anticipate them. The future interior of the autonomous Acura car will be a sandbox for creativity and usability, giving our vehicles a greater role in passengers’ everyday lives. Our concept is comprised of an exterior and interior shell, connected through a modular adjustable mesh that can flex and shape to custom-fit a passenger’s needs. The interior is also constructed out of a fabric-like material that can be changed by simply pushing or pulling on surfaces that can accommodate one or two passengers. With the help of biometrics and after repeated use, the vehicle will learn the preferences of each user and anticipate their needs by changing its shape.

Visit laautoshow.com for more on the LA Auto Show Design Challenge.

[Source: Los Angeles Auto Show]

Gallery: Acura TLX Full Wrap in Blue and Yellow

Acura TLX Full Wrap

Here’s something different from Acura of North Toronto. Looking to stand out in a bright and bold way, the dealership took a pair of Crystal Black Pearl Acura TLXs and wrapped one in matte yellow, the other in metallic matte blue. To add contrast and a little more style, they kept the roof and side mirrors black, tinted the windows, and wrapped the grilles in matte black. The look is very polarizing, but it should definitely turn some heads.

Thanks to Michael from Acura of North Toronto for sharing the photos.

[Source: Acura of North Toronto]