To make a mark in the luxury sport sedan market, Acura will need to offer a pretty enticing product, but it looks like it’s on target with the TLX. So far, the response has been positive, as the car features some of the latest developments that the Japanese automaker has on tap. The TLX first appeared in dealerships over the summer, bringing with it a wide range of technology to choose from. Drivetrain options include a 2.4-liter inline-four mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, or 3.5-liter V-6 putting power down through a nine-speed automatic. Both come with Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), while the V-6 model also offers Acura’s trademark Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system.

To help solidify the sporting image of it’s new sedan, Acura will make an appearance at SEMA with this very blue TLX customized by Galpin Auto Sports (of Pimp My Ride fame). The pimped TLX showcases what can be done to enhance both the look and performance of the sport sedan with mild modifications to the body, suspension, and brakes.

Click past the jump to read more about the Acura TLX By Galpin Auto Sports.

  • 2015 Acura TLX by Galpin Auto Sports
  • Year:
    2015
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  • 0-60 time:
    6.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    47500 (Est.)
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Acura TLX By Galpin Auto Sports in detail

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Enhancing the lines of the Acura is a custom body kit that adds a new front bumper, side skirts, and rear spoiler, plus new exhaust tips. The wheels are 19-inch ADV5.0 M.V2 SL pieces strapped with Pirelli P Zero tires measuring in at 245/40. Setting the proper ride height and dampening are RSR Sport SI Series coilovers, while Wilwood Superlite brakes replace the stock pieces with six-piston calipers upfront, four-piston calipers on the back, and 14-inch vented rotors all around.

The sedan looks good, and with the new coilovers, brakes and Pirelli rubber, odds are it’ll turn and stop decently as well. But the real question remains: where’s the go to compliment all that show? If Acura is serious about offering the TLX as a sporty platform, it’ll need to back it up with a little extra grunt under the hood.

To answer this, Acura will also bring the TLX-GT race car as a compliment to the pimped TLX. The race car runs in the Pirelli World Challenge, and it’s a good showcase of what can be done with two turbos strapped to the SH-AWD system. Whether this tech will make it to any streetcars remains to be seen.

Acura TLX

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The TLX represents Acura’s return to offering luxurious, sophisticated cars that can compete with similar vehicles above its price range. While performance may be slightly lacking, the advanced gearbox options, all-wheel steering, and all-wheel-drive systems make the TLX a technological tour de force. Inside, the high-tech theme continues with the infotainment system, and the exterior is pretty handsome as well. This makes the TLX a well-rounded contender, and when it comes to standing out in the luxury sport sedan market, Acura will need every advantage it can get.

Press Release

The Galpin TLX represents a collaborative effort between Galpin Custom Car Works and the Los Angeles-based Acura Design Studio. Sketches developed by Acura Design and the exterior cues of the TLX GT racecar served as the basis for performance-oriented exterior modifications made by Galpin. The Galpin TLX showcases a new signature Acura brand color, Andaro Blue. Modifications featured on the Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX include:

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Custom aero body kit with new front and rear bumpers, side skirts and deck-lid spoiler
ADV5.0 M.V2 SL custom wheels with gunmetal inner and liquid smoke outer – 19x9+38 Front/19x9+35 Rear
Pirelli 245/40/19 P Zero Tires
RSR Sport SI Series suspension kit with fully adjustable coilovers featuring 36-way damping adjustment
Wilwood Superlite 6 Piston Caliper with 14" Vented Rotor Front Brakes
Wilwood Superlite 4 Piston Caliper with 14" Vented Rotor Rear Brakes
Custom exhaust outlets

"We were very excited to have Dave Marek and Acura come to us with the idea of customizing the all new TLX. Blending luxury and performance elements into the design, gave it a factory look with a customized flare that would speak volumes to the brand," said Brandon Boeckmann, Galpin Auto Sports Operations Manager.

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