2014 Detroit Auto Show – Day 2: TLX Reveal
I’ll spare you the suspense and start throwing pics in here right away.
Here is the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype.
And here’s the reveal video.
It was so cold this morning, I had to scrape frost off the inside of the windows in my 2013 Nissan Altima rental car. I was at Cobo Hall bright and early to score a front row seat for Acura’s 11:05 a.m. press conference. Thumbs up here!
The booth (pictured empty here) later filled to complete capacity well in advance of the press event. Standing room only!
Beauty shots as the music and smoke add dramatic effect.
TLX spins on a turntable
And finally a chance to get up close and personal.
Here you go.
Total stunner. Especially that lickable paint. From Acura’s press release:
Like any truly world-class athlete, the TLX will pair power and efficiency with deft agility. With its low and wide stance, rigid yet lightweight body, and nimble and responsive chassis, the TLX is designed to deliver confident, precise and refined ride and handling performance in almost any driving situation.
From low-stress urban commutes to relaxed long-distance cruising, or adrenaline-inducing runs down twisting country roads, the TLX is designed to be an intuitive and confidence-inspiring driving partner, a vehicle that epitomizes Acura’s dynamic concept of “performance at the will of the driver.”
Jarad Hall – the man who spent the last several years of his life designing this car! He succeeded masterfully.
Profile. The prototype pictured here had no interior, but we do know some specs about the powertrains. This car will incorporate available Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive and Precision All-Wheel Steering. There will be available 2.4 liter 4-cylinder and 3.5 liter V6, direct-injected engines. Also available are two different transmissions: an 8-speed dual clutch, and a 9-speed automatic. Yes, NINE!
With Vince Manganiello of Acura Public Relations. We’re both quite proud of how this turned out!
The car drew quite a crowd.
Nice looking rear.
I’ll spare you the rest of the nitty gritty and link you to the official Press Release.
Also revealed was the TLX “GT” Race Car.
More on that here.
So is the TLX a winner? Well, I think so. And apparently, so does mom.
I had a brush with fame – Ted Klaus, Large Project Leader for the new NSX, chatted with me for a few minutes about the next Acura supercar.
Signing out from Detroit! Back to the fun and games.