2015 Acura TLX GT Kind of Thrill

November 26, 2014

2015 Acura TLX GT Kind of Thrill

With over 20 years of Acura racing history informing its design and development, the low, wide, aggressive TLX would look right at home on any racetrack that’s because it is right at home on any racetrack. Meet the fearsome, twin-turbocharged TLX GT Race Car. In 2014, Acura will again team with RealTime Racing to contest the Pirelli World Challenge - this time in the premier class, against the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and McLaren. After the last race in September, we fully expect each of these legendary marques to start developing a four-door sports sedan for the 2015 season.

Developed from the production Acura TLX by HPD, the racing arm of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., the Acura TLX GT Race Car will feature HPD chassis and aerodynamic performance parts approved for Pirelli World Challenge competition, and will be powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, developed by HPD from the normally aspirated, production TLX luxury sport sedan. It will utilize all-wheel drive, as found in Acura's SH-AWD system.

Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), found in front-wheel drive models, has been configured to work even under non-evasive driving, gives the TLX a feeling of connectivity rarely seen in an relatively inexpensive luxury sedan.

Moving between Economy, Normal, and Sport certainly tightens up the steering wheel and enhances the ride accordingly, but slipping the car into Sport+ mode transforms the sedate and unusually quiet, thanks to Acura’s incredible attention to sound deadening, character of the TLX into something of a track ready monster.

The TLX interior is an exercise in ergonomically restrained luxury. The seating is comfortable, yet supportive; the cockpit has a deliberate everything-central-to-the-pilot design. The three-spoke steering wheel feels great in your hands and houses the controls that I’ve come to expect in a mid-size luxury car, allowing the driver to operate the excellent sounding infotainment center, cruise control, phone, safety features and more based on the cars optional equipment.

Precision All-Wheel Steer™
Available SH-AWD® Starting at $30,995*
206-hp, 2.4L Inline-4 with 8-Speed DCT
290-hp, 3.5L V-6 with 9-Speed Automatic
Precision All-Wheel Steer™
Available SH-AWD®