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Acura TL A-SPEC Concept Vehicle To Be Displayed at Los Angeles Auto Show
 Date: December 29, 2003 15:52
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Acura PR
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Torrance, Calif. 12/29/2003 -- The Acura TL A-SPEC Concept performance luxury sedan will make its debut at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. This extensively modified TL is a one-of-a-kind built to explore the next level of performance accessory possibilities for Acura's best-selling sedan.

Based on the all-new TL luxury performance sedan, the TL A-SPEC Concept is an exciting expression of Acura high performance. While the production TL features a wide stance, the Concept TL's track has been widened by nearly two inches. The wider track combines with custom 21-inch alloy wheels, high performance tires and wide fender flares, to give the Concept an even more muscular appearance. A panoramic glass roof flows back along the length of the cockpit, providing breathtaking visibility.

The front fascia has been redesigned with a new bumper, more angular headlight treatments, an enhanced signature Acura grille and larger lower air intakes. In the rear, the trunk lid has been restyled with an integrated down force spoiler. A new bumper featuring larger, high flow exhaust finishers and new taillight treatments has also been applied.

The TL A-SPEC Concept boasts a 3.2-liter V-6 engine that utilizes a high flow intake and exhaust as well as internal engine modifications to raise the output to over 300 horsepower. An A-SPEC high performance suspension package with track-tuned shocks and springs lowers the car by one inch and enhances the TL's handling precision. Brembo brake components, including 8-piston caliper and 15-inch drilled rotors, give the TL A-SPEC Concept increased stopping power.

Inside, the TL A-SPEC Concept features a racing-inspired cockpit clothed in premium Matador Red leather. The upper headliner is finished in ultra suede trim while the door panels and center console feature carbon/kevlar and aluminum accents. Custom designed front seats with heating and cooling vents provide optimum support during aggressive driving, while a carbon/kevlar racing steering wheel and lightweight aluminum sport pedals deliver a highly tactile feel to help enhance control over the car.

The TL A-SPEC Concept adds Adaptive Cruise Control' to the TL's already extensive list of safety features. This leading-edge system uses sensors in the grille to keep the TL A-SPEC Concept a safe distance from the car in front of it by controlling the accelerator and brake as needed. Laser radar tracks the speed and distance of the vehicle in front and maintains the TL A-SPEC Concept's speed accordingly.

In addition, the Concept A-SPEC TL features a rearview camera integrated into the trunk lid, which transmits a rearview picture to the navigation screen when the vehicle is in reverse gear.

The all-new 2004 TL, upon which this concept is based, debuted in October and immediately shattered monthly sales records. Dramatically redesigned with sporty new exterior styling, a 270-horsepower engine, sport-tuned suspension and an assortment of the latest technology, the TL is a true driving enthusiast's car.

To highlight the TL's high performance demeanor, Acura introduced an A- SPEC accessory package that went on sale December 1. The TL A- SPEC kit features track-tuned suspension that lowers the TL by one half inch, 18-inch wheels and high performance tires and an aero kit that accents the TL's aggressive new styling while improving handling and aerodynamics. The package is dealer-installed and covered by a full factory warranty.


Last edited by JeffX on December 29, 2003 18:25

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12-29-2003 17:33
Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
DA_GOAT
12-30-2003 07:51
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
12-30-2003 10:45
I agree...if it looks like Darth Vader then boy is he sexy!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Smokinwurm
12-30-2003 11:57
Re: I agree...if it looks like Darth Vader then boy is he sexy!   (Score: 1, Normal)
chazcra
12-31-2003 05:56
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
DA_GOAT
12-31-2003 06:08
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Spiritualist
01-01-2004 11:29
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
01-01-2004 22:48
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtecura
01-04-2004 16:07
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
01-17-2007 09:09
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
01-17-2007 09:18
Re: Very very nice car...   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
01-04-2004 12:35
At LA Auto Show   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
01-04-2004 15:49
Re: At LA Auto Show   (Score: 1, Normal)
ACURAte
01-17-2007 09:08
Re: At LA Auto Show   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-30-2003 01:31
As a concept, it looks great.   (Score: 1, Normal)
90Accord
12-30-2003 08:01
Re: As a concept, it looks great.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
12-30-2003 08:15
Re: As a concept, it looks great.   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
12-30-2003 10:17
Re: As a concept, it looks great.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
01-17-2007 09:04
Re: As a concept, it looks great.   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-29-2003 20:29
Transformer anyone???   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtechbrain
12-29-2003 21:46
Re: Transformer anyone???   (Score: 1, Normal)
Waatdaehell
12-30-2003 07:55
Re: Transformer anyone???   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
12-31-2003 11:38
Re: Transformer anyone???   (Score: 1, Normal)
constructicon
12-31-2003 11:53
Re: Transformer anyone???   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
01-17-2007 08:56
Re: Transformer anyone???   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-30-2003 05:48
mismatched   (Score: 1, Normal)
cxvi
12-30-2003 16:07
Re: mismatched   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
12-30-2003 17:37
Re: mismatched   (Score: 1, Normal)
SoR
12-31-2003 00:44
Re: mismatched   (Score: 1, Normal)
AcuraSM
12-31-2003 22:22
Re: mismatched   (Score: 1, Normal)
cxvi
01-17-2007 08:53
Re: mismatched   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-30-2003 01:02
Real nice, but way too much Concept   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kai
01-17-2007 08:46
Re: Real nice, but way too much Concept   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-29-2003 23:15
Good Concept with Great Ideas, but what about those luggage bags...   (Score: 1, Normal)
OpenWheelRacing
01-17-2007 08:42
Re: Good Concept with Great Ideas, but what about those luggage bags...   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-30-2003 02:16
I wish this was a joke   (Score: 1, Normal)
TRU2TL4M
01-17-2007 08:39
Re: I wish this was a joke   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
01-17-2007 08:40
Re: I wish this was a joke   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-31-2003 13:40
Concept A-SPEC? A-SPEC package already released!   (Score: 1, Normal)
seanmaloney
01-17-2007 08:27
Re: Concept A-SPEC? A-SPEC package already released!   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-30-2003 02:04
Front end is terrible   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mr_Brillo
01-17-2007 08:20
Re: Front end is terrible   (Score: 1, Normal)
PJS
12-29-2003 16:02
pics   (Score: 1, Normal)
rsxtypesivtec
12-29-2003 16:07
Re: pics   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
12-29-2003 17:31
What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
sfaisal
12-30-2003 10:19
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Victory
12-30-2003 11:13
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
sfaisal
12-30-2003 11:53
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
12-30-2003 13:21
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Victory
12-30-2003 14:16
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
12-31-2003 09:06
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dreamnhonda
08-16-2004 06:29
Re: What about 05' Odyssey?   (Score: 1, Normal)
odydude
12-30-2003 13:43
Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
Nodoze
12-30-2003 14:37
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
nono
12-30-2003 15:17
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
TRU2TL4M
12-30-2003 16:03
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
96civicEX
12-31-2003 22:21
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
cxvi
12-30-2003 20:27
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
12-30-2003 22:03
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
hondacura
12-31-2003 23:07
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
SoR
01-01-2004 02:03
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
MoIntegra
01-01-2004 17:39
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
12-30-2003 23:00
Re: Looks good!   (Score: 1, Normal)
NathanSilver
12-31-2003 00:40
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
AcuraSM
01-01-2004 04:52
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
kenkhanh
01-01-2004 11:20
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
01-02-2004 02:14
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
EJ3000
01-03-2004 13:06
Re: Still has a damn tape player - How about a line-in Jack?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Greg321
01-13-2004 16:50
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
EscobarSLV
02-01-2004 23:51
Re: Still has a damn tape player   (Score: 1, Normal)
NOS TL
12-31-2003 01:05
For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
AcuraSM
12-31-2003 08:01
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
12-31-2003 11:51
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
01-02-2004 09:43
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
NismoSkylineGTR
01-02-2004 17:45
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kai
01-03-2004 12:46
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
NismoSkylineGTR
01-05-2004 00:06
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
retired
01-12-2004 16:07
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
AcuraSM
01-13-2004 16:46
Re: For all those FWD unfaithful   (Score: 1, Normal)
EscobarSLV
12-30-2003 13:49
Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Nodoze
12-30-2003 18:59
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtecura
12-30-2003 20:12
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
12-30-2003 23:36
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TR
01-01-2004 09:53
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
12-31-2003 17:48
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!--The styling is obviously for showcar purposes--   (Score: 1, Normal)
noelsxx
12-31-2003 05:51
RWD? No thanks.   (Score: 1, Normal)
KenB
12-31-2003 07:58
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
12-31-2003 12:25
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
12-31-2003 18:44
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
keith42
01-05-2004 01:07
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
retired
12-31-2003 20:42
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtecura
01-01-2004 17:55
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
01-01-2004 19:37
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
NismoSkylineGTR
01-05-2004 01:12
Re: Rear Wheel PLEASE!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
retired
01-03-2004 12:56
Saw the car and others at show.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Legend2
01-01-2004 01:11
Acura Performance! :thumbsup:   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
01-01-2004 01:59
It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
eyewired
01-01-2004 15:02
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
ACURAte
01-01-2004 17:47
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
01-02-2004 10:19
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
ACURAte
01-02-2004 10:20
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
ACURAte
01-03-2004 01:10
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
01-03-2004 01:12
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
01-01-2004 22:46
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
96B18C1
01-01-2004 22:57
Re: It's overkill   (Score: 1, Normal)
96B18C1
01-02-2004 23:47
More competion for A-spec Concept   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
01-02-2004 07:32
What about the price???   (Score: 1, Normal)
Haji
12-31-2003 09:56
what is acura thinking?   (Score: 1, Normal)
MugenDX
12-31-2003 11:54
it can easily be a contender with 300 Hp to the FW you idiots   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
12-31-2003 12:17
Re: what is acura thinking?   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
12-31-2003 19:21
Re: what is acura thinking?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kaiso King
12-31-2003 21:37
Re: what is acura thinking?   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
01-01-2004 22:46
Re: what is acura thinking?   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtecura
01-01-2004 22:26
ANY chance of going to production?   (Score: 1, Normal)
sajicd
12-29-2003 17:35
M3   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
12-31-2003 07:06
Re: M3   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
01-01-2004 18:04
Re: M3   (Score: 1, Normal)
RoadRunner
12-31-2003 08:41
Re: M3   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
01-01-2004 10:20
Re: M3   (Score: 1, Normal)
Delioninsyd
12-31-2003 17:40
The rear tailights looks too dodge stratus--n/t   (Score: 1, Normal)
noelsxx
12-31-2003 08:42
Where does that put the NSX?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
12-31-2003 12:29
Re: Where does that put the NSX?   (Score: 1, Normal)
03MDX
12-30-2003 13:10
This is the Most Aggressive Looking Honda I've ever seen...   (Score: 1, Normal)
ldvknight
12-31-2003 11:50
Re: This is the Most Aggressive Looking Honda I've ever seen...   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
12-30-2003 15:54
Will we be allowed to sit in it?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
12-30-2003 19:08
Re: Will we be allowed to sit in it?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
12-30-2003 14:10
Photochop   (Score: 1, Normal)
Sam
12-30-2003 16:18
Re: Photochop   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
12-30-2003 18:33
Re: Photochop   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
12-30-2003 18:46
Re: Photochop   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tuan
12-29-2003 19:57
Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
acura88
12-29-2003 21:03
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kaiso King
12-29-2003 22:48
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
tzaunie
12-29-2003 23:28
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-29-2003 23:48
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-29-2003 23:58
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-30-2003 08:11
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-30-2003 14:39
Re: Butt Ugly- Front looks like Darth Vader   (Score: 1, Normal)
nono
12-30-2003 15:30
Re: Big wheels   (Score: 1, Normal)
Vitt
12-30-2003 15:06
Car Kit   (Score: 1, Normal)
TRU2TL4M
12-30-2003 15:10
Re: Car Kit   (Score: 1, Normal)
TRU2TL4M
12-30-2003 14:28
Bugatti   (Score: 1, Normal)
96B18C1
12-29-2003 17:28
I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
hondacura
12-29-2003 18:36
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
WuWarrior
12-29-2003 18:45
Message below viewing threshold View   (Score: 0, Inflammatory)
hondacura
12-29-2003 18:48
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
12-29-2003 18:55
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Morpheus
12-29-2003 18:56
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Morpheus
12-29-2003 19:08
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
12-29-2003 21:59
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Stonewolfjr
12-30-2003 07:55
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
12-30-2003 13:18
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Gollum
12-30-2003 12:01
Re: I like it!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Stonewolfjr
12-30-2003 12:39
Can someone photoshop an additional vent....   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
12-30-2003 11:03
If only...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mickey-69
12-30-2003 10:36
Suggestions to the Front on this and the regular   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
12-30-2003 08:55
I think it's great!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanadaCraig
12-30-2003 07:42
finally creativity   (Score: 1, Normal)
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12-30-2003 07:08
Mixed Feelings...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Haji
12-29-2003 18:26
So this is what a midsize entry lux tank looks like...   (Score: 1, Normal)
noelsxx
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