Acura Type S Concept shines some light on marque’s new style
Acura has unveiled the Type S, a concept car that shows a different approach to the carmaker’s established design tradition and hints at what future Acura vehicles may look like.
The designers took the well-known ‘Precision Crafted Performance’ formula and sprinkled it with new elements, such as the porous radiator grille, the four-piece LED headlamps, the thin DRL strips, and the chicane-shaped taillights. The latter bit was copied over from the Acura ARX-05 Daytona, a prototype racecar.
There are a few other, less immediately obvious stylistic novelties. For instance, the cabin now lies closer to the rear end, the hood becomes longer, and the rear overhand is smaller than before.
As a high-end concept, the Acura sports a body kit made from press-cured carbon fiber, 21-inch wheels, and an innovative body paint based on a nanopigment that reportedly gives it some extra shine, depth and vividness.
At the moment, the Acura Type S Concept looks like a pure design study and not a production-ready vehicle. Its windows are impervious to light, and there is not a single mention of its powertrain specs. However, the company says the concept is compatible with its new turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which may mean that a Type S-based production car is in the works.
Editor Andrew Raspopov