Holding the first Type S badge in 13 years, the 2021 Acura TLX Type S carried a weight of anticipation to its online pre-sale, selling out of its exclusive 119 units to Canadians in eight hours.
While eager luxury vehicle enthusiasts can expect the first allotment of TLX Type S models to arrive in Canada in June, consumers interested in getting behind the wheel of Acura’s most-anticipated performance sedan are encouraged to put their name on the waiting list for the 240 additional units being made available in Canada.
The TLX Type S marks history as Acura’s most-powerful Type S model, with a 3.0-litre Type S Turbo V6, producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. This power, built on decades of performance engine development, is distributed through the automatic 10-speed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with true torque vectoring, another first for the Type S moniker.
Further building on the second-generation TLX standard model, the Type S has the best handling in the badges’ two-decade legacy credited to its sport-tuned chassis, double-wishbone front suspension and powerfully responsive Brembo brakes. The Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode has been further engineered for driving comfort and additional performance.
The all-new and exclusive Tiger Eye Pearl paint is one of six colour choices to accentuate the TLX’s muscular demeanour, paired with two interior options and Type S trim signatures, including: an open-surface diamond pentagon grille for increased airflow, large-quad exhaust outlets, and lightweight 20-inch wheels fitted with 255-series Pirelli P-Zero tires.
Suede “Type S” embossed headrests feature on the 16-way power front seats, one of several interior upgrades including wireless charging, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a 17-speaker ELS sound system for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
2021 Acura TLX Type S models are expected to reach Policaro Acura in June 2021. Reach out here to put your name on the waiting list.