Acura Automobiles: SEMA: Graham Rahal Injects Style, Power and Performance to Custom Acura RDX A-Spec

Posted on 31. Oct, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • 2019 RDX A-Spec tuned and tweaked by Graham Rahal Performance to 345 horsepower
  • Updated 2019 Acura NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl also on arrangement alongside new NSX GT3 Evo foe car
  • Acura Team Penske ARX-05 Daytona Prototype and Peter Cunningham’s TLX GT commemorate a successful 2018 foe deteriorate for Acura Motorsports

Acura earnings to a Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Show (SEMA) in Las Vegas, Nevada to arrangement a joining to performance, motorsports and a tuner community. A tradition 2019 RDX A-Spec designed and built by Graham Rahal Performance (GRP) adds style, energy and opening to a quickest, best-handling RDX yet. Fresh from Victory Circle, a race-ready NSX GT3, mountain climb-conquering TLX GT and Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype showcase new Acura Motorsports successes. Production cars on arrangement embody a newly updated 2019 NSX in Thermal Orange Pearl dress and an accessorized chronicle of a rested 2019 ILX.

Graham Rahal Performance RDX A-Spec
Graham Rahal Performance, founded in 2017 by race-winning Honda IndyCar motorist Graham Rahal, took on a all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec with a idea of enhancing a opening by pointed though poignant updates to a RDX’s powertrain, suspension, brakes, and wheel, tire package.

“As owners of an Acura dealership, we know how clever a new 2019 RDX is out of a gate. we didn’t wish to disaster with a good thing,” pronounced Graham Rahal. “Sometimes, pointed enhancements can make a large disproportion in a demeanour of a vehicle. And that’s accurately what my group and we directed for with this GRP RDX.”

Using a knowledge in tuning a Civic Type R, GRP upgraded a RDX’s bureau 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine with a new turbocharger, intake and empty manifolds, and downpipe. PRL Racing built a tradition intercooler and intake setup, while GRP grown a tradition lightweight cat-back empty system. Ensuring all works in harmony, KTuning combined a tradition ECU map for a increased RDX. All-in, a GRP RDX produces an estimated rise outlay of 345 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque, channeled by a RDX’s accessible torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system. Chassis modifications embody tradition Eibach foe springs that reduce a RDX by dual inches, while interlude opening is softened by six-piston StopTech brakes. Lightweight HRE P101 wheels in 21-inch hole are wrapped in 265/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, giving a GRP RDX A-Spec an assertive and eloquent stance.

The GRP RDX is embellished in Apex Blue Pearl, an A-Spec disdainful color, supplemented with GRP tradition CO counterpart caps and CO grille accents, along with body-color embellished reduce garnish, giving a RDX an even reduce appearance. Interior styling modifications embody CO fiber accents and a tradition steering circle designed by eminent racing motorist Max Papis of MPI Innovations. The GRP RDX retains a A-Spec’s singular black leather foe seats with Ultrasuede® accents. A longtime partner via Rahal’s racing career, Troy Lee Designs consulted on a pattern of a automobile and commissioned tradition graphics in a Southern California pattern studio.  

Acura NSX GT3 Evo
Following dual successful racing campaigns, culminating in 5 foe wins and a second-place finish in a 2018 IMSA Weathertech GTD Championship, a NSX GT3 was recently suggested in updated Evo form. The NSX GT3 Evo improves on a race-proven NSX GT3 with a horde of updates directed during softened opening and reduced regulating costs for an even wider operation of pledge and veteran drivers. The NSX GT3 Evo’s lightweight CO fiber bodywork has been mutated for reduced drag to emanate aloft tip speeds, softened change and drivability during all speeds, and softened cooling. The new bodywork includes a new front splitter, back diffuser, and back bumper. The GT3 Evo receives new turbochargers for softened stifle response, boost control and softened fuel economy. Additionally, a NSX GT3 Evo advantages from an softened anti-lock braking systems, an upgraded Bosch arrangement and data-logging section to boost potency and raise a motorist experience. Existing owners can have their NSX GT3s retrofitted to Evo-spec by Variant Supply.

The GT3 foe car’s bespoke framework is built alongside a road-going chronicle of NSX during a Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio1. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 racing engine uses a same pattern specifications as a prolongation car, including block, heads, valve train, crankshaft, pistons and dry-sump lubrication complement and is fabricated alongside a prolongation engine during a Anna Engine Plant (AEP) in Anna, Ohio. Offered for sale globally particularly for racing, a NSX GT3 Evo is authorised for foe in some-more than dual dozen racing series. More information is accessible during AcuraClientRacing.net.

2019 Acura NSX
Arriving in driveways only in time for Halloween, a 2019 NSX shines in a new Thermal Orange Pearl hue. Unveiled during Monterey Car Week in August, a 2019 Acura NSX facilities a horde of coming and automatic updates directed during enhancing a singular character and opening of Acura’s electrified supercar. Along with new extraneous and interior tone options, a 2019 NSX is renowned by a body-color front grille accent and high-gloss diagnosis for a front atmosphere intake, back fascia opening mesh, and accessible extraneous CO fiber packages. The 2019 NSX rides on extended cessation and new Continental SportContact™ 6 tires grown privately for NSX for softened control at-the-limit. The outcome is a scarcely two-second faster path time in contrast around a universe famous Suzuka Circuit. The 2019 NSX is accessible for sequence now, and starts during $157,5002, with $4,700 in formerly discretionary calm now standard.

Acura ARX-05
With a ARX-05, Acura returned to a rival universe of antecedent sports automobile racing with mythological partner Team Penske, campaigning dual Daytona Prototypes in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a 2018 season. The motorist twin of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya gathering a ARX-05 to a lectern 4 times in a team’s initial season, while Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves cumulative dual podiums, including a win in a Acura Sports Car Challenge during Mid-Ohio.

The ARX-05 is powered by Acura’s race-proven AR35TT twin-turbocharged V6, formed on a prolongation V6 that powers a Acura MDX, TLX and RLX. The AR35TT has powered category wins during a 12 Hours of Sebring, a 24 Hours of Le Mans, and an LMP2 World Endurance Championship in 2012; a American Le Mans Series LMP2 pretension winners in 2012 and 2013; and a altogether victors during a Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans in 2016.  

RealTime Racing TLX GT
The all-wheel-drive RealTime Racing (RTR) TLX GT foe car, piloted by Peter Cunningham, returned to Pikes Peak in 2018, holding first-in-class and third altogether during a exhausting and famous hill-climb event. The lectern finish was fast followed with an Exhibition Class win and new all-time march record of 18:539 in a Empire Hill Climb in Empire, Michigan. Previously campaigned in a Pirelli World Challenge, a twin-turbocharged RTR TLX GT facilities suspension, engine government and delivery gearing specifically tuned to tackle a many hurdles presented by hill-climb events.  

Acura Accessories 2019 ILX
The rested and redesigned 2019 Acura ILX, featuring Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon grille, only strike showrooms with updated interior and extraneous styling, and estimable improvements to technology, including customary AcuraWatch™, and accessible Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. The accessories displayed on a 2019 ILX A-Spec showcase Acura’s performance-inspired pattern with front and back underbody spoilers, 18-inch black amalgamate wheels, and satin china doorway counterpart covers. In addition, a ILX A-Spec facilities dim chrome accents in a back and reduce side trim, and black chrome badges. Inside are A-Spec floormats, red interior illumination, and A-Spec doorway sill trim.

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX foe sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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