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Motor Trend: Production 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing

Posted by   on January 27th, 2014 3 comments

Motor Trend: 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing

A Motor Trend Editor has caught what appears to be a lightly camouflaged production 2015 Acura TLX. The three photos posted today reveal a slightly toned down version of the TLX Prototype, with less chrome and a few simplified features. Gone are the funky side mirrors which we knew wouldn’t make it, and to the dismay of many, no sign of exhaust tips.

Check out the full scoop at - 2015 Acura TLX Caught Testing Weeks After Detroit Debut.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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2015 Acura NSX Gets Twin-Turbo Longitudinal Engine

Posted by   on November 19th, 2013 No comments

2015 Acura NSX Drivetrain - Courtesy Motor Trend

From a Honda event in Japan a few days ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Acura has revealed significant details about the upcoming NSX.

Unveiling a new 90-degree V-6 engine, Acura has confirmed it will be twin-turbocharged, which combined with the three electric motors should boost numbers to well over 500 horsepower. Sources have speculated the V-6 will have a displacement of 3.5 or 3.7-liters.

The other big news item is that Acura has made the switch to a longitudinal engine layout, which deviates from their original transverse layout design also used in the first-generation NSX. Even with the change, Acura maintains it is still on track for a 2015 launch date.

Get the full story at - Acura NSX Deep Dive: Supercar Gets Big Drivetrain Changes

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Video: Acura NSX Development with Ted Klaus

Posted by   on May 23rd, 2013 No comments

Ted Klaus Talks Acura NSX Development - Motor Trend

This week’s Wide Open Throttle episode from Motor Trend is all about the upcoming Acura NSX. Don’t miss the 14-minute video below.

“Special guest Ted Klaus, Global Development Chief at Acura, sits down with Angus MacKenzie, Carlos Lago, Ron Kiino and Jonathan Wong to talk about the new Acura NSX and the development process behind creating Acura’s new Halo Car.” – Motor Trend

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Motor Trend: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4

Posted by   on April 22nd, 2013 1 comment

2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4 - Courtesy Motor Trend

Similar yet very different, Motor Trend compares two “full-size” luxury sedans: the all-new 2014 Acura RLX and the 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

Specs-wise, the 2013 Cadillac XTS4 and the newly released 2014 Acura RLX almost are twins. Each sedan is powered by a midsize, 24-valve V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic. The Acura’s wheelbase is a mere half-inch longer than the Caddy’s, while exterior dimensions are within inches of each other. (The XTS is a bit longer and wider.) Comparably equipped, both cars wear stickers just above $60K. Yet in execution and character, the Cadillac and the Acura turn out to be surprisingly different machines, each offering a decidedly different take on what a sport-luxury four-door should be. So which one best delivers? Arthur St. Antoine, Motor Trend

Find out which vehicle comes out on top at Motor Trend - 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

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Motor Trend: Spied! 2013 Acura RLX

Posted by   on November 5th, 2012 3 comments

2013 Acura RLX Prototype

Motor Trend has just posted some recent spy shots of the RLX prototype with minimal camouflage. The signature Acura grille and Jewel Eye headlights are distinguishable, but character lines have been taped up to remain ambiguous. Note that the article has labelled it a 2013 model, where I was under the impression the new RLX will debut as a 2014 model. The production Acura RLX is set to be revealed at the LA Auto Show later this month.

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2013 Acura RLX Prototype

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Motor Trend: Spotted! 2014 Acura MDX

Posted by   on October 16th, 2012 4 comments
Motor Trend: Spotted! 2014 Acura MDX

Motor Trend: Spotted! 2014 Acura MDX

There’s a new batch of 2014 Acura MDX spy shots floating around the web, now with even less camouflage! The latest news and photos come via Motor Trend.

From the shots we see that the next generation MDX retains a similar body shape, but gets new front styling and an updated Acura grille like that found on the 2013 RDX and ZDX. A closer look reveals what could be Acura’s new Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps, which is expected to first appear on the production 2014 Acura RLX. Reports suggest the 2014 MDX will get Honda’s new direct-injected EarthDreams V6 and the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system.

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[Source: Motor Trend]

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Motor Trend Rumor: Mini NSX in Acura’s Future

Posted by   on September 24th, 2012 No comments
Mini NSX

Holiday Auto Rendering: Mini NSX

Motor Trend sources say a small version of the upcoming Acura NSX could be in the works, arriving a year or two after the 2015 NSX. The “Mini NSX” would obviously be smaller in size and less powerful, but could potentially share some of the new technologies and parts being developed for the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD NSX. Priced in the range of $50,000 to $60,000, the Mini NSX would be a more affordable option to the “real” NSX which is estimated to cost approximately $130,000.

The rendering above from Japanese “car scoop” magazine Holiday Auto gives a rough idea of what the Mini NSX could look like. Notice the artist kept the Honda badge, but chose to incorporate the Acura grille.

Get more details on the Mini NSX at

[Source: Motor Trend, Holoday Auto]

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Head 2 Head – Acura NSX vs Lexus LFA!

Posted by   on July 25th, 2012 1 comment

Acura NSX vs Lexus LFA

Earlier this year Edmunds’ Inside Line compared the 1991 Acura NSX with the modern-day R8, this time around the 20-year-old NSX goes up against the current Lexus LFA. It seems the NSX truly is one of the most timeless cars ever built.

“On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman takes a closer look at the past, present and future of the Japanese super car, pitting an original Acura NSX against the Lexus LFA.”

There’s also a good bit of Honda/Acura NSX history, so don’t miss this 17-minute supercar match-up below!

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