Acura Type S Concept Is A (Sexy) Sign Of Things To Come

The Type S moniker has been brought back from the dead, 11 years after it was last seen in Acura‘s lineup. Mind you, it’s not being used on a production car yet, but on a very attractive concept, unveiled earlier this week, which serves as a preview for the TLX Type S.

With curves in all the right places, a new and more elegant grille design, large air intakes at the front, a clean silhouette and a rear end that could scare away an Alfa Romeo Giulia driver, the Type S Concept is one head-turning car.

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Unfortunately, Acura hasn’t opened it up yet, but it says it has a functioning interior. There’s no word on what powers it either, but when Acura announced that they will revive the Type S brand early last year, they confirmed the development of a new turbo’d V6, paired to the latest iteration of the brand’s all-wheel drive system. The show car also gets high-performance brakes from Brembo, with four piston calipers.

Should you want to see the Type S Concept in the flesh, then you’ll want to head on down to the Monterey Car Week, as it will be displayed over there from August 15. You can also take a closer look at it in the following walkaround video, posted by KelleyBlueBlook, which highlights some of its most eye-catching elements.



    It will be ugliest thing in production guise…

    • Andrewthecarguy

      That’s the fear isn’t it?

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    This thing looks absolutely fantastic. Twin turbo V6, SH-AWD, and Honda reliability and resale? That’s going to be a winner.

    People seem to forget that Honda/Acura concepts are 95% true to the production version of the vehicle. We’ve also seen what the production vehicle is going to look like thanks to the leaked images pulled off of the RDX’s infotainment system. Complainers are just going to complain though I guess…

    Good job, Acura.

    • Dennis Scipio

      For once, I agree with you.

    • Axel Cortez

      that is not 95% true to production, just look at the doors

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        Yeah, change the mirrors, add door handles, and a reasonably sized wheel.

        That’s about 5% of the design there.

        • Axel Cortez

          rear doors wont make it to production like that

    • NormT

      You cannot have good resale when you charge top dollar as a paying beta tester like they did for the 2019 RDX.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        Better resale value than the rental fodder shit that GM peddles.

        Nice try, Norm.

    • Merc1

      On what planet do you live?


      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        Earth, just like you.

      • Six_Tymes

        is your keyboard broken? you always have a capitalized letter m at the end of your posts


  • ksegg

    This is the first awesome thing I’ve seen from Acura in over a DECADE.

    • NormT


      • ksegg

        lol, you’re right.

    • D3X

      What about the NSX?

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Looks like an edgy Alfa Romeo

  • Honda’s take on Camaro market segment.

  • Shtekeris

    Rear looks great, on the front though, their grill and headlight always bothers me, they don ‘t work that well, I would suggest changing their grill design somehow.

  • Mr. EP9

    Probably the best looking thing Acura will ever make but we all know the production model won’t look this good.

    • D-splash

      that’s what they said about the RDX concept too, but the production RDX looks just like it.

  • john1168

    A fantastic looking concept. Hopefully the production version won’t disappoint like the original TLX did. And I hope it has a 400hp engine.

  • Bash

    I hope this is a sign of Acura waking up. I must be honest that I love what I see here. Would love to see also some interior concepts of what Acura might have or imagine to have in the next “era”

  • Jweisberg

    Great design hopefully the production model will look as good. Now would be a perfect time for Acura to put the RL out to pasture and bring back the Legend name with a beefier looking luxury sedan.

  • Honda NSX-R

  • Six_Tymes

    looks like an edgy camaro

  • D-splash

    I’m also a professional car reviewer for the past 15 years or so. My brother and his wife have a 2008 and 2016 Civic, both running very well with absolutely no problems. A testament to how good Honda reliability is.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen


    According to TrueDelta, Consumer Reports, JD Power, and ALG, Honda still ranks up there at the top.

    So, your anecdotal evidence with ONE single person is proven wrong by multiple sources that specialize in statistically sound reliability research data with sample size in the tens of thousands.

    Honda reliability sucks now because of ONE person had a bad experience, and you reviewing cars for a living don’t recommend them because of ONE vehicle? You think that’s responsible, you think that makes sense in the least?

    If you’re a journalist, you should definitely look up the definition of Confirmation Bias, because your a prime example for that.

  • Enter Ranting

    I’m so over faux aggression molded in cheap plastic front clips. This design is beyond tired and derivative.

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