The Acura crossed its first SUV with the latest

The Acura crossed its first SUV with the latest


RADwood at the event dedicated to the automotive culture 1980 to 1990, Acura introduced Super Handling restomod SLX. The basis for the project took turned Isuzu Trooper 1997, which was issued including under the brand Acura, and equipped it with modern filling from crossover RDX.

The collaboration of Honda and Isuzu in the 1990s led to the fact that frame SUV Trooper began selling in Japan under the name Honda Horizon, and in the United States as the Acura SLX. It was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 (218 HP), Quad-band with automatic and all wheel drive. For premium brand SLX was the first SUV and the first model with all-wheel drive. The current restomod is to remind about the history of the brand and to show how much the technology has changed.

To build a Super Handling SLX attracted a team of Acura engineers and pilots, the speakers in the race “pikes Peak”. The main difficulty was the change of layout: the SLX engine is laid longitudinally, and a new one had to be placed across. In addition, required the replacement of the rear beam axle on the memorycache. After completion of the work under the hood SLX prescribed racing 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo with about 350 impact forces. It was combined with a 10-band gun and branded all-wheel drive SH-AWD.


The exterior remained virtually unchanged. Preserved two-tone paint scheme, Red Pearl/Champagne-Silver, but the original wheels were replaced by 17-inch Fifteen52 Tarmac with tires Yokohama geolander’s A/T. Rear, new spare wheel cover and label SH-AWD. The salon did not touch it: he dragged the Dark Grey Milano leather, on the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, and door was adorned with decorative panels “under the tree”.

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