The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has a bit of everything. But, the emphasis is clearly shifting to new technology. Can the designs keep pace and fairly represent these new advances? Or, is the industry happy with the way things are?
The Acura Type S Concept continues with the Precision Concept style and performance image but injects a bolder performance element to it. Dave Marek and Ben Davidson delve into what sets this concept apart from the pack.
Design team shapes a striking expression of Acura performance with a powerful stance and expressive silhouette in the Type S concept - heavily influencing the character of the upcoming TLX Type S.
"Well, what do you want the RDX to look like?" Well, I want it to look like an NSX," says Dave Marek. Sadly, reality derails that idea, but we can always dream! Marek enlightens us on Acura's design and racing at the AGPLB.
Three former champions, Helio Castroneves, James Hinchcliffe, and Will Power, are battling it out on the streets of Long Beach at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. However, there is one thing they do agree on.
To be blunt, 15 minutes each is only enough just enough get our, umm, feet wet. Nevertheless, one can briefly delve into the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, and the McLaren 570S and walk away with some clear impressions on design and drive.
More than a concept, the Acura Precision Concept is the blueprint for Acura's future styling direction and manifests Acura's commitment to delivering Precision Crafted Performance.
Throughout its roughly four-year development, the fundamental "human-centered supercar" concept for the next-generation Acura NSX remained clear and consistent. However, the technologies and means by which the R&D team would realize their concept underwent a process of continual improvement and evolution.