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Acura RL A-SPEC Concept Vehicle Displayed at NAIAS
 Date: January 10, 2005 11:37
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


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Detroit 01/10/2005 -- The Acura RL A-SPEC Concept vehicle made its debut today at the North American International Auto Show. Based on the all-new 2005 RL luxury performance sedan, this extensively modified concept is a design model to explore the next level of A-SPEC performance accessories for Acura's top-of-the-line sedan.

The RL A-SPEC Concept is approximately one inch wider than the production model with wide fender flares, restyled rocker panels and side sills accenting a solid, muscular look. While the production RL features a wide stance, the Concept RL's track has been widened by 30mm. The wider track combines with custom 20-inch alloy wheels, and high performance Michelin Pilot Sport 245/40 R20 tires, to give the RL an even more muscular appearance.

A bold, sloping hood ends in a redesigned front fascia that features a new bumper, an enhanced signature Acura grille and larger lower air intakes. In the rear, the trunk lid has been restyled with an integrated spoiler. A new rear bumper featuring pairs of dual, high-flow exhaust finishers has also been applied.

An A-SPEC high performance suspension package with track-tuned shocks and springs lowers the car by one inch and enhances the RL's handling precision. Brembo brake components on all four wheels feature 8-piston calipers and 15-inch drilled rotors to give the RL A-SPEC Concept enhanced stopping power.

Inside, the RL A-SPEC Concept features custom hand-stitched premium leather on the seats, instrument panel, and door panels combined with a two-tone Alcantara headliner, and blonde Birchwood accents for a decidedly Latin flare. A wood sport steering wheel and shift knob evoke a high performance, yet luxurious feel.

The all-new 2005 RL, upon which this concept is based, went on sale in October and immediately set a new monthly sales record in November, it's first full month on sale. Dramatically redesigned with sporty new exterior styling, a 300-horsepower engine, sport-tuned suspension and an assortment of the latest technology, including the revolutionary SH-AWD' system and real time traffic integrated into the navigation system, the RL is a true driving enthusiast's luxury performance sedan.

Last edited by Tuan on January 10, 2005 12:08

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01-18-2005 00:50
soooo sick, Acura you NEED to make this   (Score: 1, Normal)
hondaccordex93
01-10-2005 15:45
That GRILL...   (Score: 1, Normal)
The JPretender
01-13-2005 22:05
Re: That GRILL...   (Score: 1, Normal)
BIG-JG
01-11-2005 07:42
The sweetest spot yet   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bence
01-11-2005 08:28
Re: The sweetest spot yet   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-11-2005 13:17
Re: The sweetest spot yet   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-11-2005 20:09
Re: The sweetest spot yet   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bence
01-13-2005 19:07
Re: The sweetest spot yet   (Score: 1, Normal)
nono
01-11-2005 18:19
What about power improvement?   (Score: 1, Normal)
jason_auyeung
01-12-2005 19:33
Re: What about power improvement?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
01-10-2005 12:57
BMW has trouble   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
01-10-2005 18:52
Re: BMW has trouble   (Score: 1, Normal)
revvin
01-10-2005 18:55
BMW M5 killer   (Score: 1, Normal)
revvin
01-12-2005 19:31
Re: BMW has trouble   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
01-10-2005 18:12
Engine   (Score: 1, Normal)
aznstuart
01-10-2005 18:34
Re: Engine   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-12-2005 19:29
Re: Engine   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
01-10-2005 16:16
must have   (Score: 1, Normal)
mike w
01-12-2005 19:28
Re: must have   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
01-10-2005 14:31
6-speed tranny?...probably not   (Score: 1, Normal)
Babida
01-11-2005 18:18
Re: 6-speed tranny?...probably not   (Score: 1, Normal)
jason_auyeung
01-10-2005 13:07
Seats   (Score: 1, Normal)
OldManCivic
01-10-2005 17:39
Re: Seats   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
01-11-2005 18:17
Re: Seats   (Score: 1, Normal)
jason_auyeung
01-10-2005 12:27
Great improvement in looks over the regular RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kratas101
01-10-2005 18:10
Re: Great improvement in looks over the regular RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
aznstuart
01-10-2005 18:35
Re: Great improvement in looks over the regular RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kratas101
01-10-2005 22:45
Re: Great improvement in looks over the regular RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
01-10-2005 23:12
Re: Great improvement in looks over the regular RL   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kratas101
01-10-2005 12:21
OH My God!!! Add IMA and build it!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Acura Type S'in
01-10-2005 12:26
Re: OH My God!!! Add IMA and build it!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
01-10-2005 13:25
Re: OH My God!!! Add IMA and build it!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
hondamore
01-10-2005 22:53
Re: OH My God!!! Add IMA and build it!!!!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TraXtaR614
01-10-2005 16:48
$356 a pop for those tires on Tire Rack!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-10-2005 14:38
grrr...   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-10-2005 14:56
Re: grrr...   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
01-10-2005 12:17
BUILT IT HONDA ACURA !!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
sikatb
01-10-2005 12:55
Re: BUILT IT HONDA ACURA !!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
rayjha
01-10-2005 12:29
Love the interior... front very bling2 but somehow i like it OMG i am turnin into BLING2 lover   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
01-10-2005 12:15
That's what I'm talking about.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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01-10-2005 12:28
Re: That's what I'm talking about.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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