Acura currently anxious a 2015 SEMA Show with mixed innovative expressions of a brand’s performance-crafted DNA – past, benefaction and destiny – including a entrance of a meticulously easy 1993 “Ludacris Legend” sedan, a sport-modified 2016 Acura ILX by Galpin Auto Sports, and a next-generation Acura NSX supercar, slated for a U.S. launch subsequent spring.
The Acura vaunt also facilities a 2016 Acura ILX with a Acura Genuine Accessory Package in Slate Silver Metallic.
“We’ve got some unequivocally wonderful, severe and maybe even a few crazy dreams for a destiny of Acura, and we consider SEMA can offer as a good height for us to try some of these ideas,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura. “SEMA is a place where people from all corners of a automobile business can come together and share their prophesy of personalization and performance. It’s because we keep entrance behind each year with new expressions of a passion for opening and customization as core elements of a Acura experience.”
Celebrating a faithfulness of Acura owners and their passion for a code as embodied by multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY® award-winning artist and actor, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Acura denounced a restored, nonetheless singly customized 1993 Acura “Ludacris Legend.” The 1993 Legend sedan is featured on his ninth studio album, LUDAVERSAL, has undergone a finish ground-up replacement ideated by Acura’s Torrance-based Design Studio and guided by Acura tellurian artistic director, Dave Marek.
“Besides being a unequivocally cold plan for a team, this is a good approach to demonstrate Acura’s passion for performance,” pronounced Marek. “Acura has impossibly constant customers, and this has been a singular event to applaud their passion and affinity for Acura, and that same adore for a code that Ludacris has showed over a past dozen years”.
The replacement – that took approximately twin months to finish – turns behind a time on Ludacris’ dear Legend sedan, bringing behind a strange bureau luster, inside and out, with teenager modifications that include: upsized, 18-inch Rays wheels wrapped around Bridgestone Potenza High-Performance 215/40R/18 tires and tradition high-performance 6-piston front caliper and 4-piston behind caliper brakes. To move new life to a Legend while maintaining a strange aesthetic, Acura Design grown a tradition Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl paint scheme. The commissioned Pioneer AVIC 8/ONEX sound complement was upgraded to yield audio backer sound peculiarity by integrating Apple CarPlay® and by adding twin Alpine Type-12 subwoofer speakers in a case with tradition Acura badging. The easy Legend was lowered by two-inches with HR springs and Eibach cove kit. Additionally frame, physique and framework work was finished to safeguard a Legend continues to be an beguiling motorist for years to come.
“Seeing a automobile that has been such a large partial of my life brought behind to over a strange condition was a genuine gift”, pronounced Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. “The Legend is behind and improved than ever and we have my friends during Acura to appreciate for that.”
Fans can follow a build swell and exhibit heading adult to SEMA on Acura (@Acura) and Ludacris’ (@Ludacris) amicable media channels and by regulating a hashtag #LegendaryDuo.
Galpin 2016 Acura ILX
Complementing a “Ludacris Legend” is a 2016 Acura ILX sedan by Galpin Auto Sports, a sporty, childish and street-ready take on Acura’s gateway sports sedan, that will be donated during a end of a SEMA discussion to a Ludacris Foundation (www.facebook.com/LudaKids) to a “Legend” in a community. The Ludacris Foundation, named as one of a tip twenty “Leading Philanthropy Foundations” by Black Enterprise Magazine, inspires girl by preparation and noted practice to live their dreams by fortifying families, communities and fostering mercantile development.
The Acura ILX by Galpin denounced during SEMA 2015 is formed on a oppulance brand’s gateway sedan, that perceived a vital freshening for a 2016 indication year, including a new 200-horsepower, 2.4-liter direct-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed twin purchase smoothness (DCT). The Galpin ILX is heavily mutated and facilities tradition physique work including a new front fender with accent front splitter, tradition behind diffuser with JDM Fog Light and tradition empty exit with behind spoiler. Additionally, cessation modifications were done with RS-R Sports*i coilvers and a Borla empty with tradition twin tips. The ILX is given in 19 x 8.5-inch AVI wheels in a sinister Matte Brushed Smoked finished wrapped around Pirelli 245/30/19P Zero Run Flat Tires accentuated with black brakes. To emanate a visible tie with a Ludacris Legend, a ILX is embellished in a Sunburst Yellow with Shark Gray accents regulating a 3 theatre candy paint process. The tone intrigue is also is carried by to a interior with combined bullion contrariety stitching around along with Katzkin seperated Barracuda leather inserts.
Acura NSX in Nouvelle Blue Pearl
The Ludacris Acura Legend and mutated Acura ILX by Galpin Auto Sports are assimilated by a next-generation NSX with Nouvelle Blue Pearl paint scheme, a tone that debuted during SEMA 2014 on a rarely mutated Galpin TLX and one of 8 colors that will launch with a attainment of a new NSX supercar subsequent spring. The NSX is a initial and usually supercar made in America with tellurian growth led by a U.S. RD team. The new NSX will implement a three-motor Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ energy section and innovative approaches to car pattern to broach a totally new supercar experience.
At a heart of a next-generation supercar capabilities is a NSX’s Sport Hybrid energy unit, with 3 electric motors and a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter DOHC V-6 engine, producing rise outlay of 573 horsepower and 550 lb.-ft. of torque and utilizing a immediate torque smoothness of a electric motors to raise each component of a supercar’s energetic opening – acceleration, braking and singly branch around energetic and continual electric engine torque vectoring.
2016 Acura ILX with Acura Genuine Accessory Package:
The 2016 ILX with a Acura Genuine Accessory package on arrangement is embellished Slate Silver Metallic and facilities a series of bureau accessories grown exclusively for a ILX, accessible to business by their Acura dealers. Genuine Acura Accessories featured on a 2016 ILX during SEMA include:
- Aero Kit (Front, Side, Rear Spoilers)
- Decklid Spoiler
- 18-in Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheels
- All-Season Floor Mats
- Illuminated Door Sill Trim
- Chrome Door Trim
- LED Fog Lights
- Rear Bumper Applique
- Remote Engine Starter
For More Information
Consumer information is accessible during www.acura.com. To join a Acura village on Facebook, revisit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including pricing, facilities and high-resolution photography is accessible during acuranews.com/channels/acura-automobiles.
Acura offers a full line of pointing crafted performance-luxury vehicles by a network of approximately 270 U.S. dealers. The Acura lineup facilities 5 particular models – a RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. The next-generation Acura NSX mid-engine supercar will join a Acura lineup in a spring. Acura was recently famous by Edmunds.com for a fourth uninterrupted year as heading all oppulance brands in defended value after 5 years of ownership
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