Meet the stunning looking Acura Type S Concept

Andrew Cummings
August 18, 2019

For a start, Acura says that the Type S Concept will be instrumental in helping shape the upcoming TLX Type S, the second-generation of its performance sedan. That hasn't been seen on a new Acura since the Acura TL Type S back in 2008, marking a performance variant of the auto. Regular flavours of the second-generation TLX are rumoured to debut next year. The showcar made its world premiere at a private reception and will publicly debut on August 16 at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, before being showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn on Sunday. Building on the foundational beauty and style of the Acura Precision Concept, the Type S Concept is characterized by a long wheelbase, wide track and low stance, with an expansive hood that stretches forward from the A-pillars.

The Type S Concept is likely to become a production vehicle in 2021.

The Type S concept picks up where the Acura Precision Concept from 2016 left off. The 2020 Acura TLX Type S production auto is expected to arrive some time late this year or early next year.

The side profile of the Acura Type S Concept is dominated by subtle yet expressive character lines and a shoulder line that emerges from the front quarter panels and fades out at the rear quarter panels.

The concept rides on 21-inch alloy wheels with 285mm wide tyres. One of the more interesting details is what Acura calls a "forged carbon" rear decklid spoiler crated by bonding multiple layers of carbon fiber. The forged carbon is also used for the rear diffuser, front splitter, side sills, and even the wheels.

Designed by the Acura Design Studio in California, the Type S looks great in "Double Apex Blue Pearl" which employs nano pigments and a colour-infused clear coat. Designed at the Acura Design Studio in California under the direction of Executive Creative Director Dave Marek and Chief Designer Ben Davidson, the auto likely features a preview of an evolved, open-surface version of the brand's "Diamond Pentagon" grille. It is flanked by Jewel Eye LED headlights with "Chicane" daytime running lights that draw inspiration from the ARX-05 Daytona Prototype. All four corners feature drilled Brembo™ high-performance brakes with four-piston calipers, providing ample stopping power and an aggressive appearance.

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