Behold the AWD turbocharged V-6 Acura TLX Type S

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Acura via Acurazine

While Acura is still teasing us with the TLX Type S’s turbo V-6, dedicated platform, and double-wishbone front suspension, somebody over at Acurazine has already leaked part of a dealer presentation straight from the mothership. With that, I present to you the 2021 Acura TLX Type S sports sedan:


Featuring dual exhausts and a subtle spoiler, the TLX Type S is 0.5 inches lower and 2.2 inches wider than the standard car, with 1.2 inches added to its front track and 1.6 to its rear. This results in a sporty stance and is further enhanced by the long hood, which vastly improves the flagship TLX’s dash-to-axle ratio. Under the metal lies a V-6 sending its turbocharged power through Acura’s SH-AWD system. Combined with a stiffer chassis and Brembo brakes, the new Type S is promised to be Acura’s “quickest, best-handling, and most well-appointed sport sedan” to date. Now, about that double-wishbone front suspension …

Acura used the same setup for both of its NSX generations, as well as the 1986–95 Legend, the 1990–2001 Integra, and the 1996–2014 TL and TL Type S models. Why? In comparison to a more common MacPherson strut system, a pair of wishbone-shaped control arms provides more precise control of wheel camber, caster, and toe angles, thus maximizing tire contact to give you additional grip. By the looks of it, this Acura four-door will know what to do with that capability.

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