Acura Type S Concept teaser. Check out that corner!
Acura is bringing back the “high-performance” Type S variant with a concept car that’ll be revealed in two weeks at The Quail and on the Concept Lawn at Pebble. Toward that end, the luxury division of Honda has unveiled a couple very, very vague hints at what that concept might be. Can you guess? Would it be a TLX, maybe?
Acura has had A Spec, Type R and Type S performance variants over the years. From 2001 to 2008, Acura offered performance versions of the CL, TL and RSX with the Type S badge. If we had to guess, or maybe it’s just wishful thinking, the TLX would make a good candidate for Type S treatment.
Honda says the teaser image — of the right rear of some car or other — shows the coming concept’s “muscular rear arches, quad exhaust and iconic Type S badge.” So take that to the bank.
“The Type S Concept sets the design direction for the return of Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup in the years ahead, delivering a striking expression of Acura performance with a powerful stance and expressive silhouette,” Acura said in a statement.
It’s an important step, the carmaker says.
“The return of Type S is a pivotal moment for Acura, sending a powerful message that we are committed to fulfilling the Precision Crafted Performance brand promise across our lineup,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer. “Building on the return of NSX, our renewed commitment to Acura Motorsports, the introduction of the third-generation RDX and new Acura design direction, the Type S Concept represents another significant step in creating a new era for the Acura brand.”
Hang on another fortnight to see exactly what all that means.
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