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If you want to test the mettle of your automobile, then take it to Pikes Peak. And that’s exactly what Acura is doing with its 500-horsepower TLX A-Spec. This is the sixth straight year the Japanese automaker will sent a fleet of vehicles to participate in the annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This year Acura is bringing some brand new automobiles to the challenging annual event.

There will be three Acura automobiles in the field for the 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The vehicles the company is sending to make the climb up Pikes Peak are an Acura NSX performance coupe and two different TLX sedans. For many people, the most important vehicle in this year’s race is the Acura TLX A-Spec. The event is the racing debut for the TLX A-Spec and everyone is expecting great things from the vehicle because of what it has under the hood and Acura’s impeccable reputation for making quality automobiles known for their comfort, performance, durability and fuel economy. While you may not want or need a 500 horsepower car, Acura has other options you should check out. By going to Chapman Acura, you can see every car and SUV that the company has to offer.

The Acura TLX A-Spec has what it takes to make its mark in this fun event on Pikes Peak. The vehicle is powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 500 horsepower. That’s enough to make to the top of Pikes Peak at a steady gallop. Add its modified suspension as well as its carbon-fiber aerodynamic bits, plus a fully stripped interior and it’s easy to see why Acura is confident this vehicle will give the competitors a run for their money. Acura’s secret weapon is driver Nick Robinson. A veteran of Pikes Peak events, he won his class in last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb driving a 2017 Acura NSX. The TLX A-Spec will race in the Exhibition class.

The other TLX in the event is the TLX GT. This automobile has participated is the Pikes Peak event in the past. Plus, it’s powered by the twin-turbocharged V6 engine it used when it participated in the Pirelli World Challenge series between 2014 and 2016. However, slight alterations have been made to the tuning to enable it to better handle the elevation. Long-time racer Peter Cunningham, who works with RealTime Racing, will drive the vehicle. The TLX GT will compete in the Open class.

Then there’s the NSX. Just like last year, this vehicle draws a great deal of inspiration from Acura’s NSX GT3 racecar. This NSX weighs less and is more aerodynamic than regular road cars. The car’s software is tuned for handling hill climbs and it will be equipped with sticky R-compound tires designed to help navigate Pikes Peak’s 100-plus turns. Long-time Pikes Peak driver and Honda R&D powertrain group member James Robinson will pilot the NSX. It will be a Time Attack 1 Class participant.

The 95th edition of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb takes place on June 25. The three Acura automobiles will compete against other automakers including the Faraday Future FF 91 electric car. The company announced it will race in the Exhibition class.

 

It’s here. Acura lovers who have been waiting with baited breath can now officially begin purchasing the 2018 Acura RDX. The company released new pricing details one day before the launch of the full-size premium crossover. The price of the attractive luxury SUV starts at $35,800. With its impressive stack of Honda created state-of-the-art technology, abundant safety features, roominess and more, this automobile is worth every penny. Acura has done it again. They have come up with another excellent iteration of its wonderful line of forward-looking SUVs that consumers are sure to love.

And there definitely is lots to love about this impressive new SUV. The 2018 Acura RDX not only has loads of new technology, it also offers tons of room for occupants and their stuff, improved driving performance, even better fuel economy than the past and the unique, beloved, Acura experience for everyone that travels in the vehicle. And as if the standard model is not impressive enough, the new RDX also offers buyers countless options with the vehicle’s myriad variants and upgrade packages. If you get the RDX fully-loaded with its attractive top of the line packages, you’ll only pay a cool $44,000. And, if you want to see what true top of the line is, check an RDX out at Chapman Acura.

The RDX has been a popular choice for younger luxury SUV buyers shopping for a good-looking crossover that gives them the incredible performance and technological advancements they’ve come to expect from Acura. The 2018 Acura RDX offers luxury, utility, fun and great value in one neat package. This is not your parent’s crossover. It’s the crossover reimagined for people that want the dependability for which Acura automobiles are known, with all the bells and whistles they need for an exciting, yet comfortable driving experience.

Powered by a 3.5liter V6 engine which integrates VTEC technology, the 2018 RDX boasts 279 horsepower. Paired with efficient variants on its front wheel drive, the vehicle delivers over 28 mpg on average. Acura’s revolutionary AcuraWatch package with its lane keep and forward collision assists and other improved safety components offers occupants more safety than being covered in bubble wrap. This feature can be included in the RDX’s standard model or added to any of the other packages you choose. This enables buyers to pile on the luxury features with having to sacrifice safety.

The innovative Japanese automaker will offer the 2018 RDX in a total of 10 different variants. Five of those variants will come with front wheel drive while the other 5 will feature all wheel drive. The drivetrains on both will offer buyers the same package options. Therefore they won’t have to worry they’ll be missing out on some features they desire should they choose a front wheel or all wheel drive model.

For people looking for a great crossover with the versatility to look impressive at black-tie affairs or take on outdoor adventures, your vehicle is here. Acura has done their magic again with the 2018 RDX. They’ve combined safety, performance, fuel economy, good looks, comfort and advanced technology in an automobile that’s fun to drive.