Thursday, June 17, 2021
News All-New 2021 Acura TLX Type S Goes Public As A Pace Car

All-New 2021 Acura TLX Type S Goes Public As A Pace Car


  • The Type S is a 355-horsepower luxury sport sedan.

  • The Type S arrives at the end of this month.


This weekend’s 2021 WeatherTech Sports Car Championship will host the 2021 Acura TLX Type S in public for the first time

The revival of the Type S moniker is heavily anticipated. Officially launched last March, the new 2021 Acura TLX Type S has yet to make its first public showing but that will change this weekend. The Type S will parade as the pace car for this weekend’s 2021 WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.

2021 Acura TLX | Photo: Acura

This year’s race, held in Lexington, Ohio, will be officially known as the Acura Sports Car Challenge Presented by the TLX Type S. The new 2021 Acura TLX Type S will be painted Tiger Eye Pearl gold, a colour that is exclusive to the performance sedan.

According to Motor Authority, the Acuras that will be competing are the ARX-05 prototype racers which are entered in the DPi class as well as NSX GT3 Evos in the GTD class.

As a reminder, the 2021 Acura TLX Type S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that produces 355 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, the most powerful car to ever wear the Type S badge.

Pricing will be announced shortly. Acura has already hinted that the starting price in the US will start in the low $50k range.

2021 TLX Type S | Photo: Acura

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