Acura debuts their 2020 Acura Type S Concept in a bold blue


Acura debuts their 2020 Acura Type S Concept in a bold blue. The four-door concept sedan will be featured at Monterey Car Week. Even though the Acura Type S is a concept, it looks more like a design preview for the next-gen TLX in Type S form. 

Acura announced they will release two Type S performance variants over the next two years. First will be the TLX, and most likely the RDX Type S will follow. The company released the statement: “The Type S Concept sets the stage for reintroducing Type S performance variants to the Acura line-up after a decade hiatus, and will heavily influence the character of the upcoming, second-generation TLX Type S.”

The automaker has released only limited information on the mechanics of the Type S. However, the concept rolls on 285-width summer tires with four-piston yellow Brembo brake calipers on 21-inch wheels. Finally, the front venting and grille space is functional, allowing for better performance. Though we don’t know what engine Acura will drop in the Type S.

Aesthetically, Acura does a great job designing a vehicle worth loving. The LED lights in the front and back rock a new style for Acura called “Chicane.” The fixture debuts the automaker’s new four-lamp “Jewel Eye” LEDs. This time around, Acura designed rectangular lights versus square, giving the concept a great look. The automaker used forged carbon on the front splitter, along the front vents, side sills, wheels, rear spoiler and rear diffuser area. 

Acura used a blue paint called “Double Apex Blue Pearl” with nano pigments and a color-infused clear coat to enhance the intensity. This particular blue is a throw back to the 2007 and 2008 model years TL Type S. Check this beauty out in real time at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering on August 16 and the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday. 

Acura TLX Type S concept front view
Image: Acura


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