The Bellanova White Pearl TLX received the following add-ons:
• Acura Optional Front Under Spoiler
• Acura Optional Side Under Spoiler
• Acura Optional Rear Under Spoiler
• Acura Optional Decklid Spoiler
• Acura Optional LED Fog Light Kit
• RSR Prototpye Coilover
• 20″ Vossen VFS2 Silver Polish Finish
• Interior wood trim to Carbon Fiber finish by RodWraps
Mike Chang from Acura of Pembroke Pines says they will continue to build on this TLX with more mods coming before the 2014 SEMA Show.
Could a sportier Acura TLX model be in the works? At a recent TLX review session with an Acura team that included Chief Engineer Mat Hargett, Autoweek says a TLX sport variant was mentioned:
“A sportier version of the TLX was repeatedly hinted at by Acura personnel, but there’s no saying what might be under the hood of that. Honda’s rekindled interest in forced induction raises some interesting possibilities, though. Hey, the racing version of the TLX uses a twin-turbo V6, so we can dream.”
While this could mean a number of things, if a sportier TLX or Type-S model is indeed on the way, we hope it will be based more on performance rather than cosmetic changes.
“Here is the world’s first modified 2015 Acura TLX by Acura of Pembroke Pines & Vossen. The TLX features our 20×9 VFS-2 in silver polished finish which replaces the staid stock wheels and gives the car a more aggressive look. This vehicle features a prototype set of coilovers from our friends at RS-R and the exterior has the optional OEM bodykit with the interior touched up by adding carbon fiber wrap by RodWraps The man behind this madness is Mike Chang @chan_czag who has worked on this car non-stop since it arrived and has even bigger plans for it. Tell us what you think and look out for this car at a local car meet/show in the south Florida area!” - Vossen Wheels
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
All-time Record Sales for Honda Accord Leads American Honda to Near-Record August
09/03/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
- Honda Accord sets all-time monthly record with 51,075 units sold – up 32.5% in August
- Honda Division sales reach 151,551, just 263 units shy of second-best month in history
- New Acura TLX drives heavy dealer traffic in its first weeks on the market
- Acura ILX has best-ever August sales, rising 5.7% for the month
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported August 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 167,038 units, an increase of 0.4 percent versus August of last year. The Honda division posted the third highest monthly sales result its 44-year history, on sales of 151,551 vehicles in August while Acura posted sales of 15,487 units in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 1,042,382 units.
With the new Acura TLX arriving at dealers across the country last month, enthusiastic customers gave Acura dealers much to cheer about in August, as the new luxury performance sedan sold nearly as fast as dealers could unload them from transport trucks. While TLX supplies continue to ramp up, the best-selling MDX continued to set a near-record pace, and ILX enjoyed its best August on record.
- TLX went on-sale mid-August and is driving heavy dealer traffic to dealerships nationwide. The great majority of these early units were 3.5-liter V6 models as the 2.4-liter four cylinder began arriving later in the month and V6 SH-AWD models just starting to ship.
- With supplies improving, the Acura ILX posted its best ever August result on sales of 1,798 units, an increase of 5.7 percent.
“With TLX less than a month on the market, our dealers are reporting incredible showroom traffic with customers trying to buy a TLX before we can get it on the dealer lot,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “Customer interest is the strongest we’ve seen on a new model launch, and we’re just now starting to deliver the highly-rated TLX four-cylinder and V6 SH-AWD models.”
|American Acura Vehicle Sales for August 2014|
|2014||2013||% Chg.||2014||2013||% Chg.|
|Acura Division Total||15,487||17,051||-5.8%||105,918||109,182||-2.5%|
|Memo: TSX Wagon||25||169||-84.7%||624||1,491||-57.9%|
|Memo: ILX Hybrid||24||125||-80.1%||330||1,128||-70.6%|
|* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate|
Last week Acura de San Juan in Puerto Rico held a gala event to celebrate both the grand opening of their new dealership and the unveiling of the new Acura TLX. One of the dealership’s notable features is an Acura inspired sculpture/water fountain by Puerto Rican artist Luis Torruellas. Also, customers looking to pass time can work on their golf game with the dealership’s own virtual golf simulator, which is said to be the most advanced simulator on the island.
Check out the new dealership and a few photos from the event in the gallery above.
[Source: Acura de Puerto Rico via Facebook]
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
Developed from the production 2015 Acura TLX by HPD, the racing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., the Acura TLX GT race car features HPD chassis and aerodynamic performance parts approved for Pirelli World Challenge GT-class competition. It’s powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, developed by HPD from the normally aspirated, production TLX luxury sport sedan. It also utilizes all-wheel drive, as found in Acura”s Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™).