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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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  soooo sick, Acura you NEED to make this
hondaccordex93 0
  That GRILL...
The JPretender 1
  The sweetest spot yet
Bence 4
  What about power improvement?
jason_auyeung 1
  BMW has trouble
zapata 3
  Engine
aznstuart 2
  must have
mike w 1
  6-speed tranny?...probably not
Babida 1
  Seats
OldManCivic 2
  Great improvement in looks over the regular RL
Kratas101 4
  OH My God!!! Add IMA and build it!!!!!!!
Acura Type S'in 3
  $356 a pop for those tires on Tire Rack!
brittho 0
  grrr...
HappaSaiyan 1
  BUILT IT HONDA ACURA !!!!!
sikatb 1
  Love the interior... front very bling2 but somehow i like it OMG i am turnin into BLING2 lover
dodole 0
  That's what I'm talking about.
nuclrxn 1
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