Type S returns to Acura showrooms with the all-new TLX Type S, the best performing Acura sedan yet. Powered by the new Type S Turbo V6, the TLX Type S boasts 355-horsepower, 354-lb.-ft. of torque, a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission, standard torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (a Type S first), a sport tuned suspension and Brembo® front brakes.
A Legend Continues
The concept for Type S performance models began with the 1997 NSX Type S in Japan, which led Honda R&D engineers in America to create a prototype coupe called the AC-R.
"The AC-R was basically a show car capable of 166 mph and 1.0g of grip on a skidpad, but its real value was getting everyone inside the company jazzed about creating this kind of model under the Acura brand,” said Erik Berkman, former President, Honda R&D Americas, LLC and the development leader of the AC-R and the original Type S models. “Ultimately, we decided to bake all of that goodness into the Acura CL and the result was the 3.2CL Type S, the first Type S in North America."
Master The Apex
The Type S is born to amp your adrenaline levels. Large Brembo® front brake calipers paired with upsized rotors help you shed speed. Available NSX-inspired lightweight Y-spoke wheels wrapped in high-performance Pirelli summer tires reduce unsprung weight at all four corners, for a drive that feels precision crafted down to the ounce.
The Type S is as refined and driver-focused as ever. With Ultrasuede®-trimmed seats and the flat-bottom sport steering wheel, the interior feels athletic and purpose-built. Select the Orchid leather, exclusive to the Type S, to create a boutique feeling interior that indulges the senses beyond what performance can do alone.
Type S is visually and audibly aggressive for an immersive performance experience. Quad outlets, reminiscent of the 2008 TL Type S, finish the new valved exhaust system. Tiger Eye Pearl premium paint, exclusive to Type S, beautifully compliments the larger and wider Shark Gray wheels wrapped in performance tires.
The Type S is designed to direct airflow for maximized performance. The lower front splitter helps generate downforce for more traction while the Open Surface Diamond Pentagon Grille feeds air into the powerful turbo V6. The rear spoiler and lower diffuser work together to smooth airflow and reduce lift. Sculpted for speed, the TLX Type S arrives late June 2021.*
Track-inspired carbon fiber enhancements available from Acura Genuine Accessories give the Type S a sharper edge. The available carbon fiber decklid spoiler and rear diffuser embolden the aggressive exterior. Available interior carbon fiber trim entices you to unleash the full power of the Type S.