The concept sets the stage for the return of Type S performance variants and will heavily influence the character of the upcoming, second generation TLX Type S.
Acura returns to Monterey Car Week, one of the world's top gatherings of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts, to debut the Type S Concept. Following its world premiere at a private Acura reception, the Acura Type S Concept will publicly debut on Friday, 16 August at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. It will then be showcased at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn on Sunday, 18 August.
The 'Chicane' styled taillights of the Type S concept take their inspiration from the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype Representing a fundamental step toward fulfilling Acura's return to 'Precision Crafted Performance', which started with the debut of the second generation NSX, the Type S Concept sets the stage for reintroducing Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup after a decade-long hiatus, and will heavily influence the character of the upcoming, second generation TLX Type S.
The Acura design team set out to express the essence of 'Precision Crafted Performance' through stance and proportion, crafting a silhouette that is powerful and expressive, yet clean and cohesive.
Building on the foundational beauty and style of the Acura Precision Concept, the Type S Concept's powerful form is characterised by a wide track and low stance, with an expansive hood that stretches forward from the A-pillars.
The Type S Concept showcases new elements of Acura design including next generation, four-lamp Jewel Eye LED head lights, an open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille, and 'Chicane' daytime running lights and taillights, both drawing inspiration from the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype race car.