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Acura Announces the Return of the Type S and a Turbo V-6

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Acura Announces the Return of the Type S and a Turbo V-6

Mercedes-Benz has AMG, BMW has M, and Audi has its S and RS lines, but Acura hasn’t had a performance lineup since we saw the TL Type-S in 2008. Well, looks like that soon will come to an end, as Acura has just announced the Type-S badge will return to the lineup soon. Along with this announcement comes the reveal of a new turbocharged V6 engine and more A-Spec models.

The return of the Type-S badge is a huge deal for Acura, as in its original setup, it added performance-tuned chassis, more potent engines, upgraded brakes, grippier tires, and sportier touches to its vehicles. While the details are very thin on what the new Type-S lineup will offer, I believe we’re in for something special. My guess is we’ll see its return in the 2019 or 2020 model year.

Acura also took note of the reception the twin-turbo V-6 engine in its NSX received and decided to create a version of this potent powerplant for its more pedestrian models. While the details aren’t fully available yet, Acura did announce that this performance engine would pair with its SH-AWD system in multiple models across its lineup. In the NSX, this engine produces a wild 500 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, but this will likely get trimmed to the 450-horsepower range in other applications. If I were a betting man, I would say this will be the primary engine used in the Type-S lineup.

Finally, Acura announced that its A-Spec package will spread across every new core vehicle in its lineup, including the TLX 2.4-liter and the RDX.

After years of handling problem cars in repair shops, Justin regained his love for cars by writing about them. Many years later and countless hours of banging on the keys trying for formulate sentences that actually make sense, he has managed to parlay a hobby into a career. Justin is a bit of a petrol-head and has a severe weakness for lightweight sports cars and insanely powerful supercars.

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