Acura TLX GT Race Car Video, First Look

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole
Auto shows typically focus on new production models and forward-looking concept cars; racing usually takes a back seat. But check this out all you motorsports fans, Acura just revealed its TLX GT right here in Motown.

This all-out performance machine competes in the highest level of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship. Supposedly it can go wheel-to-wheel with awe-inspiring performance cars like the Audi R8 LMS, Lamborghini Gallardo, Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911. Yeah, that’s some pretty rarified company.

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To make good on that claim the TLX GT Race Car is powered by a TWIN TURBOCHARGED 3.5-liter V6 engine, a powerplant that will also be found under the hood of regular-production TLXs though without forced-induction. Helping it grip the road like taffy to your molars it’s got all-wheel drive, though we suspect it’s NOT Acura’s production SH-AWD system. The car’s chassis also received significant attention and it’s got a boad-load aerodynamic enhancements that make it slice through the wind like the tip of an Ottoman scimitar.

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Overall the Acura TLX GT was developed by HPD, the racing division of American Honda. It will be campaigned by RealTime Racing, which is supposedly the Pirelli World Challenge’s most successful team ever.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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