After a 13-year hiatus, the Type S is back. The 2021 Acura TLX Type S will arrive at dealership in late May, just a few months after the 2021 Acura TLX made its lot debut.
The TLX Type S will be set apart from the regular TLX by exterior and interior enhancements. The include an open-surface diamond pentagon grille for increased airflow, large-quad exhaust outlets, and two-wheel options including an NSX-inspired lightweight wheel wrapped in a 255-series Pirelli P-Zero summer tire.
The 2021 TLX Type S builds on the most advanced version of the TLX and adds superior performance to the mix. The car is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that will produce 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. That make the car the most powerful Type S model ever made.
The 2021 Acura TLX Type S has a functional quad-exhaust.Photo courtesy of Acura
The car’s double-wishbone front suspension pairs with Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode. It comes standard with all-wheel drive with torque vectoring technology. That all plays into the Acura claims that the car will be the quickest and best handling in Type S history.
Acura will offer the TLX Type S in six different exterior colors and with the buyer’s choice of three interior color schemes. Tiger Eye Pearl paint and the Orchid leather interior will be exclusive to Type S models.
The cabin is equipped with Ultrasuede-trimmed 16-way power-adjustable seats with adjustable side bolstering and Type S embossed headrests. Acura has given the new model many of the features and equipment of the TLX Advance Package including the ELS Studio 3D 17-speaker premium audio system.
Detailed information about the 2021 TLX Type S will be available closer to its on-sale date this May. It is expected to have a starting price around $50,000.