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™).
Congratulations goes out to Josh Clymer who last week passed 400,000 miles(643,738 kilometers) in his 2005 Acura TSX. To no one’s surprise, the TSX still runs like a champ and has had very few issues over the years.
“there’s no engine swaps, rebuilds or any other major work. In fact the only problems or things I just plain wore out were the door lock actuators, serpentine belt bearing, cooling fan motor and the starter. I replaced the starter because it was starting to slow down. Meaning it took a few extra seconds to start then it used to. It still actually worked just fine. It lasted to 330,000 miles!” Josh Clymer – TSX Travels
Josh started documenting his TSX experience just last year, with the goal of eventually joining the 500,000 mile club. You can follow along on Josh’s blog TSX Travels – tsxtravels.com.
Good luck on your travels Josh!
[Source: Josh Clymer – TSX Travels]
Take a look inside Realtime Racing’s championship-winning Acura TSX and find out what it takes to compete in a rear-wheel drive dominated class that includes Nissan 370Zs, Porsche Caymans, and BMW M3s.
“We visited the Detroit Grand Prix to see the Pirelli World Challenge action and interview Realtime Racing driver/owner Peter Cunningham ahead of his race on the Belle Isle course. Peter showed off his GTS-class Acura TSX and talked about the difference between stock production cars and racing cars.” – Autoweek
Go back a few years to the start of Edwin’s progression thread on AcuraZine, and you’ll find some photos of one bone stock Grigio Metallic 2009 Acura TSX. Not that there is anything wrong with a stock TSX, but when you compare it to some of Edwin’s recent photos above, the TSX just looks so much sweeter after it’s personalized with style and attitude.
Today Edwin’s thread is over 28 pages long, and after following his progress for the past few months I’ve been eagerly awaiting some fresh new shots to share. These recent photos come after the arrival of the latest piece of the puzzle, a rear aero bumper to compliment the Accord Type S lip up front. Another mod that stands out on Edwin’s TSX is one of my favourite aftermarket grilles for the 09-10 models: the ATLP Grille. To me it’s a throwback to the 1st generation TSX grille, but still retains an angular “V” shape that outlines the modern Acura shield grille.
Thanks goes out to Edwin for sharing the great shots, looking forward to future updates.
Edwin’s mod list:
Forgestar CF10 19×9.5 • Megan Coilover • ATLP Grille • JDM Type S Lip Rep • Sport Aero Rear Bumper • Injen Intake • Magnaflow Exhaust • Cleared Headlights w/ Black Housing • HID fogs 6000k • HID headlight 6000k • DRL/high beam nokya artic white • LED Switchback Turn Signal • interior LEDs
Unless you come across one of the very rare examples of a conversion, the chances of you seeing an Acura TSX in Germany are slim to none. You might however run into the TSX’s very close cousin: the 2.4L European Honda Accord.
Isi and her 2009 Honda Accord Type S hail from Bavaria – that’s right, there’s love for the CU2 even in Germany. In fact there’s a community of CU2 owners, and even a German forum specifically for those interested in the eighth generation Honda Accord - accord2008.net.
There’s really nothing “Acura” about Isi’s white pearl Accord, but it has some really nice features that I think may inspire some TSX owners here in North America. All the mods should work and fit just as well on a TSX, at least in theory. In just a few years Isi’s Accord has been through several iterations, but the current black on white, or “panda” theme, adds a unique sporty/aggressive style that is definitely my favourite look so far.
Thanks goes out to Isi for sharing the gorgeous photos and for providing a current list of mods below.
Xenonlook Fogger • White LED license plate lights • U.S. sidelight • Climair wind deflector • 20″ Schmidt Phantom ceramic white (front axle 8,5×20 Et45 and rear axle 9,5×20 ET45) with 245/30 michelin pilot sport (Summer) • 18″ original Honda Type S wheels in black • Black foiled front grille with white logo • Silver painted brake calipers • Valve cover powder coated in red • Intake manifold cover and spark plug cover painted in Premium White Pearl • Mugen Oil Cab • Rear honda logo black painted • TSS F1 Cat Back Exhaust System • Black painted trunk lip • Black painted headlamps • Illuminated door sills • Modulo rear spoiler • Modulo front spoiler • Painted tail lights • Painted exterior mirrors in body color • Painted decor parts in the interior • Roof spoiler • Sprint booster • Hood, roof, roof spoiler, modulo front spoiler, foiled in matt black • Hood Deflector • H & R Monotube Coilover (currently 60/40 deep)
If you want more on Isi’s build, visit her thread on AcuraZine.
[Source: Isi via AcuraZine]
As the official vehicle sponsor of the BMC Racing Team, Acura has been providing specially-equipped TSX Sport Wagons as team cars at all North American races since 2011. Get an inside look at how the vehicle is used to accommodate the demands of a professional cycling team in the video below.
Official release from acuranews.com:
09/19/2012 – TORRANCE, Calif.
The 2013 TSX sedan goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $30,510. Recently named “Best Upscale Small Car for Families” by US News and World Report, the TSX sedan offers a great mix of styling, sporty performance, luxury appointments and high fuel efficiency to offer remarkable value on a luxury scale.
The TSX sedan continues into the 2013 model year with two engine variants, a 2.4-liter inline-4 and a 3.5-liter V-6. The TSX with the 2.4-liter produces 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 variant, the TSX sedan produces 280 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission is standard on both models.
A 6-speed manual transmission is available on the TSX Special Edition, powered by the 2.4-liter inline-4. Horsepower is unchanged, but torque output is increased to 172 lb-ft.
The 2013 TSX comes well-equipped with standard features such as Xenon HID headlights, halogen foglights, glass moonroof, power-actuated and heated front seats, leather-wrapped sport-style steering wheel, perforated leather trimmed seating surfaces, and 360-watt premium audio system with 7-speakers and a subwoofer. Aluminum wheels come standard on the 2013 TSX sedan, measuring 17×7.5 inches for the 4-cylinder powered TSX and 18×8 inches for the TSX V-6.
The TSX Special Edition augments the exterior with sport-minded front, side and rear underbody spoilers, along with numerous interior enhancements features such as motorsports-inspired aluminum pedal covers, perforated black Lux Suede® seats and red stitching throughout the cabin.
The available Technology Package includes a 415-watt Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and AcuraLink (including AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting™ and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™).
Standard safety equipment on all Acura models includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, anti-lock brakes, dual-stage/multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions, front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load limiters, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
The 2013 TSX is produced using domestically and globally sourced parts in Sayama, Japan.
|TSX Special Edition||$31,510||22/31/26|
|TSX Special Edition with
|TSX with Technology Package||$33,610||22/31/26|
|TSX V-6 with Technology Package||$39,150||19/28/23|