Acura Debuts “Race Inspired” TLX GT Package without Any Real Performance Upgrades
In 2014, the same year the Acura TLX road car was launched, its maker announced a modified type might be racing inside Pirelli World Challenge; for the 2015 season, your vehicle moved into the top-level GT class along with also started off competing against teams running Ferrari 458s, Porsche 911s, along with also Audi R8s, among additional exotic machinery.
Acura Motorsports along with also Honda Performance Development (HPD) twin-turbocharged the V-6, pushing the item to 0 horsepower, tweaked the chassis, added a massive pile of aerodynamic bits, along with also stamped the resultant race car the TLX GT. Indeed, the TLX GT has proved competitive, notching a couple of wins, however the item will be replaced by the Acura NSX GT3 for 2017. Before in which happens, though, Acura is actually looking to capitalize on the racing type with the completely new GT package for roadgoing versions. Frustratingly, the item amounts to little more than a Centeng kit.
The offering gives buyers a rear decklid spoiler, a front spoiler, completely new side skirts, along with also a rear underbody spoiler; 19-inch “diamond cut” wheels with unspecified tires also are available for an extra outlay. however, as mentioned, Acura didn’t do anything to the standard 206-hp 2.4-liter inline-four or available 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Or the suspension. Or the chassis.
The package is actually available for 2016 along with also 2017 TLXs along with also is actually priced at $1717 without the wheel-along with also-tire kit or $4810 with the item. Fittingly, the just-for-show add-ons will make their debut early next month at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
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