The TLX Type S prototype’s turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 produces an estimated 355-horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque
The new TLX Type S will debut at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
The 2021 Acura TLX Type S is expected next spring.
Acura formally introduced the all-new 2021 TLX sports sedan in late May but ahead of its unveiling, rumours of a Type S version were circulating. They were in fact confirmed as was the fact that it was to be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6. Now we have an idea of its output.
There’s much riding on the new Acura TLX, most of all, on how serious Acura will be about the Type S variant. This prototype, which will be seen for the first time at this year’s Pikes Peak Hill Climb held on August 30th, provides us with power numbers.
The prototype is said to deliver an estimated 355 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque. The power is sent to all four wheels, as expected, to Acura’s fourth-generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. This car is also fitted with the optional lightweight Y-Spoke wheels inspired by the NSX.
Acura is also entering a pair of race-tuned 2021 TLX sport sedans as well as a “Time Attack” NSX into the hill climb event. The new 2021 Acura TLX arrives this fall and will be followed by the Type S next spring.