Unveiled at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition is arriving this week at select dealerships across the United States.
You may dismiss it as yet another limited edition with no substantial modifications – but you’d be wrong. You see, PMC stands for Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the place where the NSX supercar is built by hand.
So what does the 2020 TLX PMC have in common with the NSX? Well, it’s handcrafted in the same factory by the same master technicians as the NSX. According to Acura, this ensures the highest quality as each TLX receives the same quality control routine as the supercar after the hand assembly process. That includes a dyno check, paint inspection, rough-road simulation, and water leak test.
Sitting at the top of the TLX lineup, the PMC Edition combines the premium features of the Advance Package with the sporty character of A-Spec. Limited to 360 individually numbered units, the 2020 TLX PMC Edition features a vibrant Valencia Red Pearl paint that uses nano pigment paint technology previously exclusive to (you guessed it…) the NSX.
Actually, to protect the paint during shipping, the PMC Edition is wrapped in a specially designed car cover and transported to Acura dealers via enclosed, single-car carriers. Besides the unique Valencia Red Pearl paint, exclusive exterior features to include the gloss black 19-inch wheels, roof, and door handles, body-colored grille surround, and dark chrome 4-inch dual exhaust finishers.
Inside, the PMC Edition brings black Milano leather seats with Alcantara inserts, black piping and red stitching for the seats, door panels, and center armrest, as well as a numbered serial plaque on the lower console. There’s also a steering wheel from the TLX A-Spec featuring perforated black leather, red stitching, and metal-finished paddle shifters.
The limited edition TLX is powered by the same 290 hp 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC V6 and features the same torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system as regular models. All than extra gear, attention to detail an exclusivity do come at a price, though; $50,945, to be exact, including a $1,995 destination and handling fee.