Acura TL Gets Avengers Artwork by Humberto Ramos

Humberto Ramos Avengers Acura TL

We’ve seen the Acura TL in Marvel’s film The Avengers, but with this special car, we see the Avengers on the Acura TL. Clearly this isn’t a S.H.I.E.L.D. Edition Acura TL, this one of a kind TL features Avengers character artwork hand-drawn by talented comic book artist Humberto Ramos. Working from an Acura Mexico dealership, Humberto spent the past few days applying his creative touch to the vehicle’s exterior. With Humberto’s distinct artistic style, the black “inked” characters look amazing stretched across the sides and on the front hood of the white Acura TL.

Hopefully there will be additional info and photos to come, but if you’re looking for a better view of the artwork, check out the video below.


Rendering: Avengers NSX Roadster with Headlights

Avengers NSX Roadster with Headlights

I remember when the mysterious Acura Roadster was first spied on set last year during the filming of The Avengers, everyone asked, “Where the heck are the headlights?”. That silver strip that ran across the entire front actually looked pretty cool, but it still had me wondering, what would it look like with actual headlights in place?

With some quick photoshop I gave the Avengers Roadster the headlights found on the NSX Concept and also a slightly darker, more metallic looking grille. It’s not my best work, but it’s nice to finally visualize that idea I had in my head.

Click the thumb below for a high resolution image.

Acura in Deleted Scene of The Avengers

Captain America/Steve Rogers and the 2013 Acura RDX

Captain America/Steve Rogers and the 2013 Acura RDX

If you loved Marvel’s The Avengers like I did, you’re probably going to see it again when it is released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on September 25, 2012. You’ll get to replay all your favourite scenes and get a better look at some of the Acuras you may have missed the first time around.

If you don’t remember the scene with the Acura RDX in the above screenshot, it’s not because you weren’t paying attention. It’s actually part of a deleted scene about Steve Rogers/Captain America that was cut from the theatrical release. It also would have been one of the clearest and most obvious Acura placements of the film. Thankfully, and to the delight of Acura and Avengers fans, the 3-minute clip will be revived and added to the extended DVD release.

The scene itself is rather interesting, revealing how Steve Rogers is forced to quickly transition into the current time. As he walks through a busy Manhattan street, he passes an Acura dealership and glances over at a new 2013 RDX behind a really cool, high-tech glass display.

Judging by the reaction online, many viewers loved the scene and agree it never should have been cut in the first place. You can see it September 25th on the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release of The Avengers, but if you can’t hold out, have a peek at some screenshots or watch the full deleted scene below.


Acura’s Advanced Screening of The Avengers

Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel’s The Avengers – In Theatres May 4th

Acura hosted special advanced screenings of Marvel’s The Avengers this past week in select cities across Canada and the US, and if you were a lucky Acura owner in attendance, you already know how awesome this movie is.

I was fortunate enough to receive a pair of passes to the Edmonton event tonight courtesy of West Side Acura. It was an Acura mini-meet as owners filled the lot to see the Avengers assemble on screen. My good friend and Acura enthusiast Marty Quon even brought his car out of hibernation for the summer, arriving in his mint 2004 Silverstone NSX. Attendees who weren’t rushing in for seats were able to stop and check out the 2013 ILX parked out front, and I finally got to see the production ILX for the first time since I saw the concept debut in Detroit.

Acura guests were able to redeem their tickets for free snacks and received a goodie bag containing an Acura pamphlet, Avengers poster and key chain. Before the movie started the audience was presented with a few Acura promo videos and commercials. I’ve seen the NSX Concept intro about a hundred times, but it felt like a whole new experience seeing it on the big screen.

After all the trailers, posters and hype for The Avengers these past few months, you’re probably wondering if it was worth the wait. Superheroes coming together to save the world, we’ve seen it done before. This one just has a bigger cast of characters right? While it’s true the premise does sound cliche and the film does contain a huge all-star cast, The Avengers still manages to live up, and even exceed all the hype. Somehow even with six prominent superheroes, they were able to successfully create a genuine and compelling storyline where each character was able to shine. Let’s not forget there’s still also Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Hill and Coulson, and the antagonist Loki who played an excellent villain.

Though it may make you feel like a kid again trying to decide which superhero is your favourite, you don’t need to be comic book fan to enjoy this one. There’s non-stop entertainment and fun for all ages, so don’t miss out on the biggest blockbuster of the summer. Marvel’s The Avengers hits theatres May 4th.

Video: The Avengers Movie Cars – Edmunds’ Inside Line

Acura Avengers Sports Car
Acura Avengers Sports Car – Courtesy, Inc.

If you enjoyed the Acura Avengers Movie Cars Gallery from last week, you’ll also want to check out the accompanying articles and video clips from Edmunds’ Inside Line. As part of their special coverage of the vehicles, Edmunds’ Inside Line goes on to write about each model in separate, in-depth posts. Wondering how fast the Acura NSX Roadster will actually go? How many miles does its odometer read? Find out by following the links below.

Driving The Avengers Acura NSX Roadster
Driving The Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura MDX
Driving The Avengers S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura TL

Also attached are the Edmunds’ Inside Line videos, containing some cool visuals and interesting facts about the production of the vehicles.

[Source: Edmunds’ Inside Line via YouTube]

Acura Teamed With Marvel’s The Avengers as Official Sponsor of Red Carpet World Premiere

Acura Avengers Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. at The Avengers Premiere

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04/13/2012 – HOLLYWOOD, Calif.

Thousands watched with amazement as actor Robert Downey Jr. (“Tony Stark”) drove onto the red carpet in a custom Acura-created sports car at the Marvel’s The Avengers Hollywood premiere on Wednesday, April 11, at the El Capitan Theater. The premiere, co-sponsored by Acura, featured militarized S.H.I.E.L.D.-Edition Acura MDX and TL models that were used in the film to escort the actors on Hollywood Blvd.

In addition to Downey’s impressive arrival, Marvel’s The Avengers stars Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) also arrived in a fleet of Acura vehicles.

“Acura is excited to continue our presence as the official vehicle of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel films (Captain America: The First Avenger, THOR, and The Avengers),” said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of National Marketing Operations. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and Marvel’s The Avengers’ characters including Hawkeye and Black Widow can be seen driving militarized Acura vehicles throughout the highly anticipated film, including the MDX, ZDX and TL models, along with a cameo from the entirely new 2013 RDX.

Fans can further immerse themselves in the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s The Avengers by visiting and testing Avengers-inspired technology mounted to S.H.I.E.L.D.-Edition Acura vehicles. Fans can earn the chance to win movie passes and S.H.I.E.L.D. gear. The grand prize is an all-expense-paid Tony Stark-inspired trip to New York City.

Marvel’s The Avengers opens in theaters nationwide Friday, May 4, 2012.

[Source: Acura]