Acura’s PMC Edition vehicles offer incredibly vivid paint colors and low production numbers, so tomorrow, when the order banks for the new TLX Type S PMC Edition open, the struggle to get one will be real.
Acura hand-builds PMC Edition (Performance Manufacturing Center) vehicles at the PMC facility, where it also builds the NSX. The painting process involves multiple base coats and finishing steps that give the PMC colors a depth and intensity not often seen in paints outside of premium brands. The TLX Type S is available in Curva Red, 130R White, or Long Beach Blue, each of which is far more impressive than any of Acura’s standard hues.
The Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition gets carbon fiber interior trim and illuminated side sills. Cars with red paint get a black interior, those with blue get an orchid color interior, and white cars come with a red interior. Leather and synthetic suede upholstery comes standard, and Acura says each car gets a numbered plaque in the lower console.
Power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 making 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. Power hits all four wheels through a ten-speed automatic transmission. Acura’s Super Handling All-wheel Drive delivers real torque vectoring to send torque to the wheels that have grip and can provide the best traction. Those figures add up to a 4.9-second 0-60 mph time.
If you’re hoping to get ahold of the 2023 Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition, the process is a little convoluted. Acura’s releasing the 300 units one color at a time, so tomorrow’s release is only for 100 units of the Curva Red variant. Acura plans to release another 100 units in 130R White on November 9, and the final 100 units in Long Beach Blue come out on December 8. Seeing as it’s difficult to buy the regular TLX without a markup these days, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these listed with prices that far exceed its “low-to-mid $60,000” price range.