Acura has relesed the first official photos for the 2007 TL Type-S, so we have no doubt no that the car is a real thing.
The Type-S features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an output of 286 hp, and includes a re-tuned suspension and S specific exterior styling and interior trim.
The engine is mated to a new 5-speed automatic with paddle shifters, or a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. The regular TL comes with a 3.2-liter VTEC V6 producing 258 hp at 6200 rpm and 233 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm. Both the 3.2-liter and the 3.5-liter meet CARB LEV-II ULEV emissions requirements.
The TL’s exterior features numerous subtle upgrades for 2007 including a new front fascia with a larger grille, redesigned bumper, new headlights and fog lights relocated to the lower bumper.
Changes to the interior include a new 3-spoke steering wheel, new gauges with a spun metal look, and model-specific ambient lighting that is blue on the TL and red for the Type-S.