World premiere of the new gen Acura TLX took place in late spring, but then we omitted one important point – the characteristics of three-liter “turboshesterki”, which is installed on the sports version of sedan Type S. Now the manufacturer has filled this lacuna in our knowledge about the model.
By his own calculations “Acura”, yet to be confirmed before the start of sales, the new unit develops 360 HP and 480 Nm. And this is a significant increase compared to the sedan of the first generation, the most powerful version of which was 290-strong. The engine is combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission and the latest version of the original all-wheel drive SH-AWD. Alas, on the dynamics in the company is still not saying anything.
The base version of the Acura TLX will appear at U.S. dealers this fall, and the TLX Type S and all buyers will have to wait until next spring. While this summer sportsedan will celebrate its racing debut: August 30 he will play the role of the safety car in the annual competition in speed climbing the hill pikes Peak. The pace car will receive a special wheel style Acura NSX roll cage and fire suppression system, but otherwise almost will not differ from the commodity model.
Two TLX with modified two-liter turbo engine and a retuned suspension will take part in the “Race to the clouds”, both will perform in “exhibition” class. The company they will make the NSX for the category of Time Attack. All machines will fly engineers “Acura”.