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  • 2019 Acura TLX

    Acura's TLX was given a major refresh for 2018 that saw the return of the brand's A-Spec package. However, only buyers going for the V-6-powered TLX could tick the A-Spec option. That changes for 2019 as the inline-4-powered TLX can now be ordered as an A-Spec as well. Before you get too excited, note that the A-Spec package is all about appearances rather than performance upgrades. Those seeking increased performance will have to look elsewhere or wait for the return of Acura's Type S package, which is expected to include twin-turbocharged V-6 power. That doesn't mean the A-Spec package...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura RDX video preview

    Acura has never risen to the lofty heights of its European rivals. Judging by the looks of the 2019 RDX, Acura might soon be considered with the best. The 2019 RDX marks some important changes versus the last model and for the Acura brand. Like its German rivals, power comes from a 2.0-liter...

  • 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura MDX A-Spec debuts at 2018 New York auto show

    More aggressive styling appears to be the order of the day. Many automakers are applying an extra dose of pumped-up sporting pretenses. The latest machine to get this treatment? The new 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, which was unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show and is due in showrooms in...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura RDX adds to brand's SUV momentum

    Acura hasn't had success with its sedans in recent years, but the SUVs have carried the brand. Judging by the looks of the 2019 Acura RDX, that trend will continue. We saw the RDX prototype in January in Detroit, and the production model unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show on Wednesday is...

  • 2019 Acura RDX
    2019 Acura RDX heads to 2018 NY auto show, including A-Spec model

    Acura is putting the final touches on its redesigned RDX ahead of the vehicle's debut at this month's 2018 New York International Auto Show. The design is hardly a secret as Acura's RDX prototype shown in January at the 2018 North American International Auto Show is pretty much identical to the...

  • Acura Type S logo
    Type S returning to Acura, powered by turbo V-6

    Acura dropped a bombshell at the 2018 North American International Auto Show on Monday morning, and it didn’t even need to show a fancy concept car to do it. Laying the groundwork for a performance-focused play by Honda’s luxury brand is the return of Type S—Acura’s...

  • 2019 Acura RDX Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show

    When your compact crossover SUV has posted seven straight years of sales growth and five consecutive years of record sales, you don't mess with a winning formula. You simply stick with what works and make it better when it's time for a redesign. That's what Acura is doing with the RDX prototype it unveiled at the 2018 Detroit auto show. Nonetheless, Acura says the 2019 RDX, which the RDX prototype previews, will be the quickest and best handling yet. The RDX prototype is also the first vehicle to fully embody the brand's new design direction as first shown on the Acura Precision concept from...

  • Science of Speed custom Acura NSX debuted at 2017 SEMA show
    Tuner presents 610-horsepower Acura NSX at SEMA

    The Acura NSX is no slouch with 547 horsepower arriving from a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine and supplementary hybrid system, but tuning firm Science of Speed cranked things up a notch with their latest custom build. The company, known for its focus on the NSX itself, presented its...

  • Acura ARX-05 prototype race car
    Acura ARX-05 prototype race car bows at The Quail

    Acura will field this new prototype race car, the ARX-05, in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the automaker announced Friday. The fifth-generation endurance racer takes the ORECA 07 chassis and powers it with a distant relative of the V-6 engine Acura fits to its sedans and SUVs...

  • 2018 Acura RLX
    2018 Acura RLX gets new look, but will it be enough to compete?

    The Acura RLX hasn't exactly been a sales blockbuster. Last year, Acura sold a grand total of 1,478 of them while BMW parted with 32,408 5-Series and Mercedes sold 46,740 E-Classes. Now, Acura is hoping a new look will boost sales. Ahead of its public debut during Monterey Car Week August 15-19...

  • Teaser for 2018 Team Penske Acura ARX-05 DPi race car
    Acura plans prototype racing return in 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

    Acura is joining forces with Team Penske to field a prototype effort in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The automaker already competes in the series’ GT Daytona (GTD) class with the NSX GT3, but now it’s ready to step up to the premier Daytona Prototype International...

  • A clean lap of the Nurburgring in the Acura NSX
    Take a lap of the Nürburgring in the Acura NSX

    Nürburgring lap videos typically fall into one of only a handful of categories. There are the manic, on-the-limit attempts to set blistering times. There are also videos highlighting bad driving or even crashes. Other times, there are simply automaker marketing pieces to show off the latest...

  • 2017 Acura NSX GT3 race car competes in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

    Acura is joining the likes of its German rivals by allowing its performance flagship, the NSX supercar, to be available as a customer race car. The NSX GT3 started racing in 2017 and has already racked up two wins in the highly competitive GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The first victory was achieved by Andy Lally and Katherine Legge at the 2017 Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit. Some of the other events the stunning race car is eligible for are the Pirelli World Challenge, various Blancpain GT Series, the Intercontinental GT Challenge, and even Japan’s Super...

  • This is the fastest front-wheel-drive car in the 1/2-mile
    This Acura Integra just went 200 miles per hour

    By the end of this video, I guarantee that you'll be rooting for Myles. You see, Myles races his mega-modified Acura Integra. It has a big turbo, some serious aero modifications, and a singular goal of going very fast over the course of a 1/2-mile of runway. Myles holds the record in this space for...

  • 2017 Acura NSX does donuts
    IMSA driver Katherine Legge serves a batch of donuts in the 2017 Acura NSX

    Inquiring minds wonder: will the 2017 Acura NSX do donuts? The short answer: yes, yes it will. But, what brought about this fresh batch of donuts and all the show and smoke that comes with it? IMSA driver Katherine Legge decided it was her time to have a little bit of fun after the NSX GT3 racer...

  • 2000 Acura Integra shipped from California to Ohio
    I bought an Acura Integra GS-R from across the country and it was hardly a simple process

    I live in Ohio, specifically, Northeast Ohio. It's not easy to find nice things in this part of the country. That should be all you need to know about why I didn't start looking for cars in my home state—salty roads mean rusty cars. It's a shame. I was stupid a few years ago and sold my...

  • Chris Harris gets a Porsche 911 Turbo extremely sideways
    Chris Harris compares the Audi R8, Acura NSX and Porsche 911 Turbo

    "What a terrible day" current "Top Gear" host Chris Harris says as he climbs into his third performance dream machine of the day. Yes, it's raining on this particular day, but that's pretty much expected when you're in the United Kingdom. Regardless, Harris has the tough task of putting the Acura...

  • 2017 Acura TLX A-Spec race car set for 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    Acura is bringing a 500-horsepower TLX to 2017 Pikes Peak

    Following an impressive performance last year with a near-stock NSX and an all-electric version, Acura is returning to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and this time it’s bringing not only the NSX but also its latest baby, the TLX A-Spec. But rather than run a stock TLX up the...

  • Acura NSX EV concept, 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

    Honda is considering a pure electric powertrain for its next-generation Acura NSX. Recall, the automaker entered a pure electric version of its current NSX in the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Though a concept, Honda R&D boss Sekino Yosuke has revealed to Autocar that the car’s technology could end up in a production model. “It's not just a competition car; I would like to make such a car in production, and there are some studies around that,” Yosuke said. “We are evaluating what is possible now.” The concept, dubbed the NSX EV, finished third...

  • 2017 Honda NSX-GT Super GT race car
    Jenson Button to race NSX-GT at Suzuka round of 2017 Super GT Series

    Following Fernando Alonso’s stint in last weekend’s Indianapolis 500, his former teammate at the McLaren Formula One team, Jenson Button, plans to test out Japan’s Super GT touring car series. Honda has confirmed that Button, who is currently a reserve driver for the McLaren F1...

  • 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec
    2018 Acura TLX A-Spec first drive review: character by committee

    A jack of all trades, the 2018 Acura TLX is so balanced it fades among more daring, extroverted rivals. A mid-cycle update rather than a full-scale redesign, the 2018 Acura TLX hammers yet another nail in the coffin of Acura's hated shield grille. The new grille stretches more horizontally and sits...

  • 2016 Acura CDX (Chinese spec)
    Acura might bring CDX to US

    Acura currently sells a crossover SUV sized below its RDX exclusively in China. Called the CDX, the vehicle is a close relative of the Honda HR-V we get here and has previously been hinted for more markets. One of those markets might end up the United States. Speaking with Wards Auto, Acura boss...

  • 2018 Acura TLX-L
    Long-wheelbase Acura TLX-L debuts at 2017 Shanghai auto show

    The Acura TLX receives a revised look and some new tech features for the 2018 model year. However, over in China, the TLX is also receiving a long-wheelbase option. The stretched model, known as the TLX-L, was unveiled on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai auto show. The TLX-L will be sold exclusively...

  • 2018 Acura TLX A-Spec, 2017 New York auto show
    2018 Acura TLX preview

    The Acura TLX is a safe choice for buyers looking for a mid-size sedan with a bit of luxury thrown in, though it doesn’t manage to conjure much excitement. Acura is hoping to fix that with a substantial update for the 2018 model year. Revealed on Wednesday at the 2017 New York auto show, the...

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