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News Acura Releases Type S Concept Teaser Image

Acura Releases Type S Concept Teaser Image

An Acura Type S in its heyday was the top performance variation of a given model. Looks like it’s coming back.

The first Acura Type S to roam our roads was the 2002 Acura RSX Type S. At the time, the RSX was the successor to the second-best car Acura has ever built, the Integra. After only the legendary NSX, the Integra embodied performance, handling, styling and in the Type R, the ultimate street-legal hot hatch. The RSX, even in Type S guise, looked ok but was never worthy of anything else.

Thus, the Type S left no notable mark in Acura fans’ psyche as very few CL and TL of that era were sold with the Type S moniker. This all changed when Acura released the Type S version of the then sublime and great-driving 2004-08 Acura TL. The TL Type S featured a 286-horsepower 3.5-litre V-6, unique wheels, spoilers and other goodies – it was and is still cool.

It looks as though Acura will try and bank on the last of the Type S cars as they’ve just released a teaser shot of the rear of what looks to be a sedan bearing the “Type S” badge. The accompanying videos shows little more than tailpipes, an evolved depiction of Acura’s established front fascia and a sedan profile. According tho available information, this is a hint at what the next generation 2021 Acura TLX will look like.

We were secretly hoping that the Type S Concept was going to be an ILX Type S with Civic Type R running gear. This was the only hope Acura had to compete with the Audi S3, BMW M240i and Mercedes-AMG A 35…

We’ll know even more in two short weeks when the car is officially revealed during Monterey Car Week.

Acura Type S Concept Teaser | Photo: Acura

Acura Type S Concept Teaser | Photo: Acura

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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