Posted by on December 9th, 2013
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
Team Honda Research West Takes Acura ILX To Class Victory at 25 Hours of Thunderhill
12/09/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
Team Honda Research West claimed the E1 class victory Sunday in the 11th running of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, as Acura entries from THRW and Fantasy Junction took three of the top four E1 finishing positions in the challenging endurance contest that concluded the 2013 National Auto Sports Association season.
As the checkers flew at the end of 25 hours, during which unseasonably cool temperatures dipped as low as 25 degrees overnight, it was the #27 THRW Acura taking the E1 victory with an eighth-place overall finish, and, a healthy seven-lap margin over a large field that included a trio of works-run Mazda 6 diesel entries. An Acura RSX fielded by the Fantasy Junction team finished second in class, ninth overall, with the second, #25 THRW Acura ILX, fourth.
Prior to prevailing on track at Thunderhill, the Acura ILX also recently earned two 2013 Motorists Choice Awards for IntelliChoice and AutoPacific for the premium market segment in the Youthful and Cosmopolitan categories. IntelliChoice and AutoPacific define the “Youthful” winner as a vehicle that “makes you feel young when you own it.” While “Cosmopolitan” is defined as a car that “provides prestige or quiet refuge within a city setting.”
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Filed under: Acura Motorsports, Acura News, ILX Tags: ILX Endurance Racer
Posted by on November 20th, 2013
Earlier this week Honda announced development of new direct injection turbo engines in three displacement variations - 2.0L, 1.5L and 1.0L. With most of the media attention focused on the Civic Type R Prototype and its 2.0L +280 hp engine, the fact that an ILX was used as a test mule at the Tochigi test track went mostly unreported. While it’s not uncommon for Honda to use current models as test mules to showcase new technology, a 1.5L turbo would certainly make sense for a future iteration of the ILX.
Honda’s new Earth Dreams Technology 1.5L turbo engine reportedly makes 201-hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.
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Filed under: Acura Rumors, ILX Tags: Earth Dreams Technology
Posted by on November 8th, 2013
This is the second time an Acura ILX Wagon has been rendered in less than a month’s time, maybe there really is a market for a new sporty hatchback from Acura? The designer Hondatalover has a few small requests though: the new ILX Wagon should be offered with a V6 engine and SH-AWD. If only it were possible.
Check out some of Hondatalover’s clean cut renderings in the gallery above.
Filed under: ILX, Renderings Tags: Acura ILX Hatchback
Posted by on November 5th, 2013
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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Filed under: Acura Galleries, Acura News, Acura Official Releases, ILX, RLX Tags: 2014 Acura ILX, SEMA Show
Posted by on October 17th, 2013
A second round of ads for 2014 models have recently been uploaded by Acura USA. Both the ILX and RDX ads feature some neat cinematography and digital effects, but it’s the clever plot of the TL’s “Best Kept Secret” that comes out on top for me.
See the three videos below.
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Filed under: ILX, RDX, TL, Videos Tags: 2014 Acura ILX, 2014 Acura RDX, 2014 Acura TL, Acura Commercial
Posted by on October 4th, 2013
It seems there would be more demand for an ILX Coupe, but having already rendered that, Remco M gives the ILX some added utility with his vision of a five-door wagon/hatchback.
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Filed under: ILX, Renderings Tags: Acura ILX Hatchback
Posted by on September 2nd, 2013
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]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, ILX Tags: 2014 Acura ILX, Acura China
Posted by on June 27th, 2013
Besides the Acura OEM kit, there currently isn’t many options for ILX owners looking to add aerodynamic mods to their vehicle. AcuraZine member Jonathan(aka usdmJON) recently installed a front lip with success, and from what I can see, it looks fantastic. Originally meant for a Subaru Impreza WRX STI, the rather simple looking front lip actually goes a long way in adding some aggressive style to the ILX. I might even say I prefer this look over the OEM Aero kit.
Check out a few shots of Jonathan’s ILX above, or visit his new progress thread on AcuraZine - usdmJON’s 2013 ILX build.
[Source: Jonathan via AcuraZine]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, ILX Tags: 2013 Acura ILX