Monthly Archives: December 2020

This Acura superfan recreated a classic 1980s ad with his own personal collection

Photo credit: Tyson Hugie

Every so often, you’ll come across a car campaign that stands out from the rest, from sweeping cinematics to the stunning vehicles themselves traversing the landscapes. The hook of a great ad can be powerful enough to bring droves of car enthusiasts to action. But for one Acura superfan, the draw to the brand alone was not enough.

Tyson Hugie from Scottsdale, Arizona, has taken passion and dedication to the Acura brand to another level, acquiring a handful of Acura models from the ’90s, turning a part of his house into a six-car garage, an homage to an Acura showroom of the ’90s, Motor1 reports.

However, the collection, complete with original brochures and ornaments from the decade, wasn’t a stepping-off point for Hugie. Inspired by a tearsheet in Acura Driver Magazine from 1997, he spent a wealth of time and money collecting each lineup model.

Hugie’s extensive ’90s Acura lineup includes: 1999 Integra GSR in Supersonic Blue Pearl, 1996 TL 2.5 TL in Garnet Red Pearl, 1992 NSX in Formula Red, 1999 CL 2.3 in Milano Red, 1996 SLX Premium in Radiant Red, and 2000 RL 3.5 in Nighthawk Black Pearl.

Using his six vehicles, Hugie was able to recreate a 1998 Acura commercial almost perfectly using the surrounding desert landscape, despite a few paint colour differences.

In total, this collection cost Hugie a total of around $40,000, well off from what Hugie suggests is the collective MSRP total of over $220,000 and a cumulative 1,010,215 miles before arriving in Hugie’s collection.

Impressive collection, Tyson. Now that’s superfandom.

2021 RDX PMC Edition in Thermal Orange Pearl

This exclusive orange Acura RDX PMC sold out in just 1 day!

Excitement for Acura’s exclusive 2021 RDX PMC Edition SUV needs no exaggeration after the pre-sale of the 30 unit Canadian allotment sold out within 24 hours of going live.

Hand-crafted alongside the NSX in Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), the Thermal Orange Pearl coloured SUV is a sight to behold, with as much aesthetic extravagance as performance under the hood.

2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition

The RDX PMC Edition takes the highest-class features from the RDX Platinum Elite Package and combines those sporty, aggressive bits with exclusive 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels, black chrome exhaust finishers and gloss black treatment on the roof, side mirrors and door handles.

Cabin features such as the PMC Edition’s orange stitching for the seats, door panels, centre console, steering wheel and floor mats complement the RDX’s bold orange exterior. While a 10.5-inch colour Heads-Up Display, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated outboard rear seats and 16-way power Ebony Milano leather and Ultrasuede trimmed Sport Seats allude to A-Spec and Platinum Elite stylistic touches.

2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition

Living up to previous PMC Edition models, the RDX PMC is also equipped with Acura’s innovative torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

As Acura’s top-selling SUV over the past two years, the excitement for this limited RDX variant is well-warranted. Customer deliveries of the RDX PMC Edition began Fall 2020.