The replacement for the Acura RL was unveiled at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, and it went on sale in early 2013. Now, after just a few months, Acura is already at the 2013 SEMA Show with a special-edition RLX VIP developed in cooperation with Evasive Motorsports.
The update started under the hood where Evasive installed a new exhaust system that includes four titanium exhaust tips. The RLX also received a new Prototype Tein Street Flex coil-over suspension system that brings the RLX body closer to the ground. A new set of wheels combined with a high-performance brake system round out the performance upgrades offered for the sedan.
The exterior received an update by way of an aggressive body kit, and the interior gets custom neck pillows wrapped in Jordan Brand-inspired elephant print.
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Gallery Acura RLX
Acura RLX VIP Special Edition in Detail
The new RLX VIP carries an aggressive body kit that includes a new chin spoiler, front bumper vents and side skirts all made in carbon fiber. There is also a new deck-lid spoiler and a splash guard set from Acura Genuine Accessories. The model also gets a Nano-Fusion paint protection film and S&A Design vinyl stickers.
Handling and Braking Details
For the RLXVIP, Acura prepared a set of 21-inch AVS Model F15 wheels covered in Continental ExtremeContact DW tires sizes 245/35ZR21. Helping the RLX handle better is a new brake kit with four-piston calipers and a set of Project Mu NS400 brake pads, and Prototype Tein Street Flex coil-overs.
Gallery Acura RLX VIP Special Edition
Evasive Motorsports created an Acura RLX VIP Sedan that is equally comfortable for daily commuting, or as a stylish upgrade for an evening on the town. The design includes a custom carbon fiber front bumper lip and vents, a modified rear bumper and fabricated exhaust system with titanium tips. Chargespeed side skirts combined with a deck lid spoiler and splash guards from Acura Genuine Accessories round out the body modifications. Nano-Fusion Film is used to protect paint on the front end. The wheels are 21-inch Advan F15 models wrapped in 245/35ZR-21 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires, both contributing to the VIP look. Prototype Tein Street Flex coilovers allow lowering of the RLX body. Four-pot Project Mu calipers and brake pads, and Evasive-spec brake rotors sit behind the front wheels. In the cabin, custom neck pillows wrapped in Jordan Brand-inspired elephant print add luxury and style.
- Custom Evasive Motorsports exhaust
- Quad titanium exhaust tips
- 21 x 9-inch (+35mm offset) AVS Model F15 wheels
- 245/35ZR-21 Continental ExtremeContact DW tires
- Prototype Tein Street Flex Coilovers
- Project Mu 4-piston big brake kit
- Project Mu NS400 brake pads
- Custom Evasive-spec brake rotors
- Custom carbon fiber front chin spoiler
- Custom carbon fiber front bumper vents
- Chargespeed carbon fiber side skirts
- Acura Genuine Accessories deck lid spoiler
- Acura Genuine Accessories splash guard set
- Muteki SR48 Lugs
- S&A Design vinyl stickers
- Nano-Fusion paint protection film
- Custom Jordan Brand-inspired elephant print neck pillows