[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
More.......................
Honda Urban EV Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda Reports August 2017 Auto Sales
More.......................
Some Civic Type Rs are overheating on track
More.......................
Spied on the STREET! Next Gen RDX
More.......................
Acura Reveals Striking New Design for 2018 Acura RLX; Debut Set for Monterey Automotive Week
More.......................
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Round 15 - MotoGP - Japan SPOILERS
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Do you wrench on your own car?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Acura falls to below average in CR quality survey
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner of...
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 18 Accord pics (June)
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: H2 fueling stations cheaper than charging stations...
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2017 United States Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: 2018 Accord Tight Driver Knee Room
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Civic Si-R with the 2.0t engine?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2019 Audi A7
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: CTR 2nd Gear Issue?
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: PROUD owners of the 10th gen Si?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Kia Stinger - RWD
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Honda PU
Join Discussion......
2005 Acura RL Concept unveiled in New York today
 Date: April 07, 2004 15:20
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
 Credibility Rating: N/A


7:25 PM - The exclusive galleries are ready (with more photos to be added). Visit the Exhaust Notes section to view the galleries. There you can see the carbon fiber driveshafts that the SH-AWD system uses. You can also see the extensive use of aluminum, with full aluminum subframes front and rear and forged aluminum suspension pieces. We also got a photo of the sticker in the doorjamb which shows the "original tire size": 245/50R17. Keep in mind that this car is a prototype, but the sticker sure looked like a production piece.

5:05 PM -- The first video clip is available for download (with 3 different bitrates). It shows the '05 RL Concept as it first drives onto the stage.


Windows Media Video Clip - 12.0MB (VBR, 480x360)
DivX Video Clip - 5.10MB (300kbps, 320x240)
DivX Video Clip - 6.96MB (450kbps, 480x360)
(Right click and "Save Target As..." to download)

3:15 PM -- Our own photos are currently being processed. Apologies for the delay in getting those out. We interviewed (on video) the product planner and that took some time. Also there were big crowds surrounding the car for quite a while so it was difficult to get clean shots. Overall I like the car, but this car will overlap quite a bit with the TL. It's like a TL Plus. There is a lot of content, but judging by the (not-quite-production) trimmings, there are still elements of the car that indicate it was engineered to a price point.

A few things we noticed on the prototype:

  • no evidence of power adjusting rear seats (contrary to an earlier rumor).
  • manual sunshades on rear side windows and a power sunshade on the backlight
  • onstar
  • full auto up/down on all 4 windows
  • exterior electric trunk release (as on TSX, but missing on TL)
  • nicely finished trunk, however the hinges are still not the articulating kind.
  • power tilt/telescope steering wheel
Supposedly there are possibly a few more features that will appear on the production model.

9:55 AM The Temple of VTEC is here in New York for the 2004 New York International Auto show and we'll be bringing coverage from the show as the day progresses. We will update this news item periodically with a sampling of photos. A comprehensive photo gallery will be published in the "Exhaust Notes" section of the site. The comprehensive gallery will be available only to registered users of the TOV.


Last edited by JeffX on April 09, 2004 13:07

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
04-09-2004 16:40 Pricing?   (Score: 1, Normal) Grimnebulin
04-10-2004 03:16 ceric
04-10-2004 08:10 osaze
04-13-2004 12:26 Wizard
04-10-2004 09:48 Kaiso King
04-10-2004 14:31 RyanDL
04-10-2004 14:40 Paul Perakos
04-10-2004 19:21 fortan
04-12-2004 13:59 Grimnebulin
04-12-2004 14:20 Paul Perakos
04-12-2004 15:37 OHV
04-12-2004 16:12 Paul Perakos
04-12-2004 21:34 OHV
04-12-2004 17:54 Grimnebulin
04-12-2004 18:05 Paul Perakos
04-12-2004 18:56 Grimnebulin
04-13-2004 12:29 LARGESTACURADLR
04-13-2004 13:57 Paul Perakos
04-13-2004 17:52 Grimnebulin
04-14-2004 00:27 Acura Type S'in
04-14-2004 11:20 mditty
04-14-2004 13:56 Acura Type S'in
04-14-2004 14:53 Grimnebulin
04-14-2004 23:34 Acura Type S'in
04-14-2004 23:35 Acura Type S'in
04-13-2004 17:45 Grimnebulin
04-13-2004 20:18 Paul Perakos
04-14-2004 10:45 mditty
04-14-2004 14:04 Paul Perakos
04-15-2004 10:46 tmferris
04-12-2004 20:01 evanskhan
04-12-2004 20:34 Grimnebulin
04-13-2004 13:04 aucuralover
04-13-2004 17:56 Grimnebulin
04-13-2004 22:23 10Hondas1
04-12-2004 23:55 shingles
04-13-2004 02:27 dorkus
04-13-2004 10:14 Paul Perakos
04-13-2004 10:25 Kaiso King
04-13-2004 22:52 Wester
04-13-2004 09:05 Wizard
04-13-2004 10:28 Varmint
04-13-2004 10:58 Paul Perakos
04-13-2004 11:55 Wizard
04-13-2004 11:58 LARGESTACURADLR
04-13-2004 13:04 Paul Perakos
04-13-2004 16:38 ACURAGUYIL
04-13-2004 20:02 OHV
04-13-2004 14:54 Kaiso King
04-13-2004 17:19 RyanDL
04-14-2004 13:55 Varmint
04-14-2004 15:09 Paul Perakos
04-15-2004 10:53 Varmint
04-15-2004 11:53 Paul Perakos
04-15-2004 17:32 ACURAGUYIL
04-15-2004 17:24 ACURAGUYIL
04-13-2004 22:34 10Hondas1
04-14-2004 11:39 Stevens24
04-14-2004 14:09 Paul Perakos
04-14-2004 14:45 Kaiso King
04-14-2004 15:19 Paul Perakos
04-14-2004 17:58 10Hondas1
04-15-2004 10:54
            • Message below viewing threshold View   (Score: 0, Normal)
f1champ6
04-15-2004 12:03 Paul Perakos
04-15-2004 17:35 ACURAGUYIL
04-14-2004 14:33 accord1989
07-29-2004 07:19 CEO/Mixjobs.com
04-09-2004 07:52 Its not enough...   (Score: 1, Normal) MaximumNAC
04-09-2004 09:34 CivicB18
04-09-2004 10:44 RyanDL
04-09-2004 11:05 Paul Perakos
04-09-2004 18:17 cosmicstarr
04-09-2004 19:45 thunderbird1100
04-11-2004 01:14 Wester
04-11-2004 02:31 jrock65
04-19-2004 23:25 Wester
04-08-2004 08:14 When will acura learn making headlights again?   (Score: 1, Normal) rkn
04-19-2004 03:25 tantra
04-19-2004 03:28 tantra
04-12-2004 08:28 If anyone at acura is listening... dump the onstar   (Score: 1, Normal) rkn
04-12-2004 09:13 rkn
04-12-2004 10:01 Kaiso King
04-15-2004 08:49 rkn
04-12-2004 22:10 stevemk
04-12-2004 23:34 OHV
04-13-2004 22:36 10Hondas1
04-08-2004 10:52 Awesome!   (Score: 1, Normal) tl_blu_04
04-08-2004 11:01 RyanDL
04-08-2004 12:00 tl_blu_04
04-08-2004 14:03 KenB
04-08-2004 14:42 domn
04-08-2004 15:00 tl_blu_04
04-08-2004 15:09 KenB
04-08-2004 15:46 stevemk
04-08-2004 17:24 Wizard
04-08-2004 18:18 shingles
04-09-2004 09:56 10e
04-08-2004 18:18 dodole
04-08-2004 18:20 dodole
04-08-2004 18:34 thunderbird1100
04-11-2004 18:23 HJV
04-12-2004 19:53
  • noice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
evanskhan
04-14-2004 01:04 jmb
04-10-2004 20:45 IMA and SH-AWD   (Score: 1, Normal) provench
04-11-2004 00:31 ceric
04-13-2004 15:24 B&O DK
04-07-2004 16:10 Where is Chris Bangle?   (Score: 1, Normal) TonyEX
04-07-2004 16:18 KenB
04-11-2004 11:06 Wizard
04-11-2004 21:33 KenB
04-11-2004 03:22 HJC
04-11-2004 15:22 See the NY Times For Some Perspective of the RL   (Score: 1, Normal) Kaiso King
04-10-2004 02:37 JUST CAME FROM NY AUTO SHOW....HERE'S WHAT I THINK.........   (Score: 1, Normal) Acura Type S'in
04-10-2004 03:11 ceric
04-10-2004 12:07 Acura Type S'in
04-10-2004 19:04 Acura Type S'in
04-10-2004 12:54 Acura Type S'in
04-10-2004 21:33 shingles
04-08-2004 09:13 RL will look bad with 17s   (Score: 1, Normal) TR
04-09-2004 12:19 Kaiso King
04-09-2004 12:43 TR
04-09-2004 14:29 Littlelgtjr
04-10-2004 18:37 dbissett
04-10-2004 19:33 Stevens24
04-10-2004 15:00 Rear Seat Comment   (Score: 1, Normal) RyanDL
04-07-2004 23:18 Growing on me or is it that the Auto Show pics are better   (Score: 1, Normal) Accordian
04-08-2004 02:37 see_ping
04-08-2004 09:17 buddha
04-08-2004 14:41 cosmicstarr
04-08-2004 15:33 Accordian
04-09-2004 19:48 dampflok
04-09-2004 21:47 Kaiso King
04-09-2004 23:20 DevilMayCry
04-10-2004 01:35 dampflok
04-09-2004 03:42 SH-AWD a is "world's first"?   (Score: 1, Normal) vtecrulz
04-09-2004 15:53 notyper
04-09-2004 13:54 RL looks like...   (Score: 1, Normal) hondacura
04-08-2004 15:07 Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive System (SH-AWD)   (Score: 1, Normal) torrnado
04-09-2004 10:38 RyanDL
04-09-2004 11:49 JeffX
04-08-2004 09:36 *** Questions for Jeff on the new RL ***   (Score: 1, Normal) Paul Perakos
04-08-2004 10:07 JeffX
04-08-2004 10:25 domn
04-08-2004 10:31 Paul Perakos
04-08-2004 11:07 Mike Freitas
04-08-2004 14:35 JeffX
04-08-2004 11:29 oxidizer2k
04-08-2004 14:59 uhhhh
04-09-2004 11:49 Varmint
04-08-2004 20:37 Question For Jeff .. How much Torque??   (Score: 1, Normal) Mark34
04-09-2004 10:39 RyanDL
04-09-2004 11:46 JeffX
04-09-2004 08:52 My GOD!!! THE LEGEND IS REBORN!!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal) SuperR
04-08-2004 03:27 any air conditioning outlet for rear seats?   (Score: 1, Normal) myhui
04-08-2004 13:43 RJC RSX
04-08-2004 11:14 No CDS on '05 RL???   (Score: 1, Normal) Mike Freitas
04-07-2004 18:09 onstar   (Score: 1, Normal) nivek2002
04-07-2004 21:18 02TL
04-07-2004 23:42 nivek2002
04-08-2004 10:44 Wizard
04-08-2004 01:57 Where do they build this car?   (Score: 1, Normal) Terencemunro
04-08-2004 03:02 Mike Freitas
04-08-2004 09:49 RyanDL
04-08-2004 07:16 LED tails?   (Score: 1, Normal) EKY
04-08-2004 09:48 RyanDL
04-07-2004 20:52 The Video Clip Didn't Work   (Score: 1, Normal) Paul Perakos
04-07-2004 21:41 Paul Perakos
04-07-2004 21:42 Paul Perakos
04-07-2004 23:17 Jader88EX
04-08-2004 09:26 Paul Perakos
04-08-2004 00:13 modability   (Score: 1, Normal) oxidizer2k
04-07-2004 23:27 Cadillac Catera styling...   (Score: 1, Normal) Sith7222
04-07-2004 11:12 05 Element   (Score: 1, Normal) 10Hondas1
04-07-2004 15:23 constructicon
04-07-2004 22:46 AznSupastar
04-07-2004 10:34 Hopes are HIGH!!!   (Score: 1, Normal) GhettoMax
04-07-2004 11:16 King77
04-07-2004 21:44 oxidizer2k
04-07-2004 22:25 EXV6
04-07-2004 22:17 no electric motors?   (Score: 1, Normal) oxidizer2k
04-07-2004 10:45 P DOGG   (Score: 1, Normal) Money man
04-07-2004 20:47 dodole
04-07-2004 09:57 The wait is killing me!   (Score: 1, Normal) Bendio
04-07-2004 10:20 King77
04-07-2004 10:26 CltRLUser
04-07-2004 10:49 ynageb
04-07-2004 10:26 Prox Enmity
04-07-2004 10:39 kirk
04-07-2004 11:04 10Hondas1
04-07-2004 20:25 dodole
04-07-2004 17:35 Where's the F1 padles?   (Score: 1, Normal) Legend93
04-07-2004 18:02 eidji
04-07-2004 17:27 Can't view the movie   (Score: 1, Normal) inversereality
04-07-2004 17:43 JeffX
04-07-2004 17:19 Acura Legend...RL   (Score: 1, Normal) Prox Enmity
04-07-2004 15:47 Fender-wheel gap   (Score: 1, Normal) nuclrxn
04-07-2004 16:51 carscars
04-07-2004 17:08 lycos
04-07-2004 17:05 Disappointed in SE-R   (Score: 1, Normal) Accord Lover
04-07-2004 16:25 Honda is not a picturesque car company.   (Score: 1, Normal) Power Of Dreams
04-07-2004 16:59 TonyEX
04-07-2004 16:16 ALL THE NEWS IS RIGHT HERE...   (Score: 1, Normal) fa442fa
04-07-2004 11:33 PICTURES LINK   (Score: 1, Normal) nick79
04-07-2004 11:33 nick79
04-07-2004 10:48 2005 RL PIX are on the web   (Score: 1, Normal) nick79
04-07-2004 10:52 Paul Perakos
04-07-2004 10:56 King77
04-07-2004 11:00 AcuraTLjaTT559
04-07-2004 11:03 Bitiumx2
04-07-2004 11:05 Paul Perakos
04-07-2004 11:11 mkrsx2003
04-07-2004 11:09 King77
04-07-2004 11:30 Suomi
04-07-2004 11:20 How long before the RL is unveiled?   (Score: 1, Normal) ChthonicPowers
04-07-2004 11:30 RichMack
04-07-2004 11:28 Install a webcam on someone's head! =)   (Score: 1, Normal) Varmint
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy