2012 Acura RLX Concept

2012 Acura RLX Concept
2012 Acura RLX Concept Acura held the arena debut of the Acura RLX Concept on the 2012 New York International Auto Show, offering luxurious consumers with a first have a look at the design and engineering direction for its all-new Acura RLX flagship sedan, slated for release at the beginning of 2013.

The Acura RLX Concept employs an excellent array of latest Acura technology, inclusive of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® machine, in mixture with sophisticated styling and smart packaging to supply a completely new stage of performance, sophistication and comfort.

Utilizing especially efficient packaging, the RLX Concept grants the indoors space of a large luxurious sedan with the footprint and agility of a midsize luxurious sedan. The RLX Concept's all-new three.5L direct-injected VTEC® V-6 engine and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® device, with three electric powered automobiles, integrate to generate greater than 370-horsepower, and are paired with a 7-velocity dual take hold of transmission (DCT) and lightweight body to supply V-eight acceleration with 4-cylinder gas economic system-with an envisioned EPA (city/highway/blended) rating of 30/30/30 mpg.

"We have created a true luxury sedan based on our Acura DNA," stated American Honda president & CEO, Tetsuo Iwamura. "This means attaining advanced performance thru engineering performance to create a completely unique synergy among the automobile and its driver. Inside and out, at the open avenue or metropolis streets, the sophisticated and stylish Acura RLX will provide a level of connectivity, comfort and superior performance demanded with the aid of modern-day luxury customers."


The Acura RLX Concept styling builds on Acura's 'Keen Edge' design motif with its taut and aerodynamic form, cautiously tailor-made proportions, and complicated and unique detailing. Its athletic stance is accented with the aid of 20-inch forged aluminum wheels and 255/35 R20 high-performance tires. Dimensionally, the RLX Concept is about the identical period as the present day RL, but with a -inch longer wheelbase and two-inch shorter front overhang. Both the music and vehicle width boom by way of approximately two inches.

Acura's one-of-a-kind new Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps debut on the Acura RLX Concept. The Acura signature Jewel Eye™ headlamps use a twin-stacked array with a total of ten separate high-depth LED lamps, with ultra-reflective optical lenses and high-gloss trim, to offer powerful down-the-avenue illumination at the same time as simultaneously giving the RLX a exceedingly exceptional and shiny-eyed appearance in both daytime and midnight conditions.

Body and Chassis

Through engineering performance, consisting of widespread use of high-power metal and aluminum, the Acura RLX Concept achieves an extremely-inflexible and mild frame layout, with the front wheel power model to weigh in at nicely underneath four,000 pounds. An all-new double wishbone the front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, Amplitude Reactive Dampers and electronic electricity steerage with a variable tools ratio group to offer the foundation for the RLX's precise and intuitive dealing with manipulate - termed by Acura as "Inomama" or "at the desire of the driving force."

Front-wheel-pressure versions of RLX will make use of Acura's all-new Precision All Wheel Steer™ gadget. This machine provides for independent control of the guidance (toe) angle of the right and left rear wheels by means of utilising electrically managed actuators. Precision All Wheel Steer™ works in tandem with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steerage to deliver an extremely good level of cornering manage and steering precision.

All-wheel-pressure RLX fashions add even greater managing overall performance with Acura's tremendously superior Sport-Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive), lately added at the 2012 North American International Auto Show on the NSX Concept. The performance hybrid device utilizes a the front-established electric motor, located in the twin clutch transmission, and a unique twin electric motor power unit with a bilateral torque adjustable manipulate gadget to immediately generate poor or nice torque to the rear wheels for the duration of cornering. This offers a new level of agility and self assurance to create an "on-the-rails-cornering" enjoy.


The Acura RLX will offer an intensive array of passive and energetic safety functions. These include a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and the primary software of Acura's Lane Keep Assist System. In addition, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning may be supplied as popular equipment on the RLX.

Passive protection features will consist of front, aspect and facet-curtain airbags for the driver and front passenger, and a motive force's knee airbag. The RLX also carries the second one generation of Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, with reinforced the front body individuals for similarly more advantageous frontal crash power control. The RLX is expected to attain a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA and TOP SAFETY PICK fame from IIHS.

2012 Acura NSX Concept

2012 Acura NSX Concept
2012 Acura NSX Concept The dynamically-styled Acura NSX Concept offers a demonstration of the next first rate performance vehicle from the Acura logo. Making use of lightweight materials and a mid-established V6 engine, the Acura NSX Concept employs several new technology for Acura, together with application of Acura's innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive™) hybrid system.

Utilizing an specific 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a bilateral torque adjustable control system, the all-new hybrid all-wheel-force system can right away generate poor or advantageous torque to the the front wheels all through cornering. Acura anticipates the new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® will supply handling overall performance unrivaled through previous AWD structures. In addition to the managing advantages of the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® device, a powerful subsequent-generation VTEC® V-6 engine with direct-injection works in live performance with a twin clutch transmission with integrated electric powered motor to create supercar acceleration even as supplying notable efficiency.

"This Sport Hybrid SH-AWD gadget will make NSX the closing expression of Acura's concept to create synergy among man and gadget," said Takanobu Ito, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. "The NSX will make the driver one with the automobile to beautify dynamic driving talents with out getting within the way."

While most supercars opt for brute force added from a huge engine, the Acura NSX Concept champions the proper racing philosophy of an exceedingly favorable power-to-weight ratio.

"Like the first NSX, we will again express high overall performance through engineering efficiency," introduced Ito, who led the development of Acura's first NSX supercar. "In this new generation, while we awareness on the fun to force spirit of the NSX, I suppose a supercar should reply undoubtedly to environmental obligations."

The new Acura supercar, expected to debut within the next three years, may be evolved via an engineering group led through Honda R&D Americas, Inc., and synthetic in Ohio, at a but to be named facility.

2015 Vuhl 05

2015 Vuhl 05
2015 Vuhl 05 The VUHL 05 is an progressive mid-engined -seater born of a motorsport heritage.

Guillermo Echeverria senior, the daddy of its designers Guillermo and Iker Echeverria, become a professional motive force who built and successfully raced his own automobiles for 30 years. The sons inherited his passion and expertise and added qualifications in transportation design. Guillermo Junior has direct enjoy of the performance car enterprise, while Iker received the Mexican QUORUM Industrial Design Award in 2007 whilst nonetheless a pupil - he turned into no longer best up in opposition to fellow scholars however senior designers, organizations and universities.

The brothers finally fashioned their personal Mexico City/Detroit-primarily based design company, ETXE, which having worked on initiatives for numerous worldwide brands then penned the 05 - a lightweight supercar for road and tune within the vein of the BAC Mono, Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and many others.

Said Iker: "Our history method the VUHL 05 has been advanced by using enthusiasts for fans. We had been determined to create a quite intuitive gadget that turned into each stirringly rapid and sizeable amusing to drive - a vehicle we ourselves might want to own. We have endeavoured to endow it with elegance-leading ergonomics and a modern silhouette of putting proportions, and the aim of uncompromising build high-quality has underpinned the venture for the reason that day one."


The VUHL 05's monocoque weighs in at a trifling 78kg, whilst the dry weight of the whole car is a completely aggressive 695kg. The chassis accommodates a 3-section bonded tub comprised of aluminium extrusions and aluminium honeycomb - aerospace technology that endows the 05 with a remarkably high stage of torsional rigidity for optimum coping with. Bolted direct to the passenger mobile is a chrome-moly steel subframe housing the engine and rear suspension. A three-level forward crash shape and double layer sidewalls offer a matchless level of safety for the occupants. The preferred frame is made from RTM bolstered plastic, however carbonfibre is an option. The aero functions consist of a flat underbody, front and lateral splitters, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.

Engine/overall performance

Power comes from a 2-litre version of Ford's award-prevailing DOHC turbocharged EcoBoost engine, the output of that's 285bhp and 420Nm of torque, giving a electricity to weight ratio of 400bhp in keeping with tonne. This results in a zero-100kph time of three.7 seconds and a top speed of 245kph.


The engine drives through a six-speed guide gearbox. Steering is through a high ratio rack and pinion gadget.


The suspension is through unequal period double wishbones the front and rear. Braking is through 4-pot alloy callipers all-spherical, operating on 310mm ventilated go-drilled discs at the the front and 280mm devices on the rear.


The VUHL 05 rides on OZ alloy wheels shod with Michelin tyres; the sizes of that are 205/forty five x 17 the front; 235/forty five x 18 rear.


The particular specification can encompass: carbon bucket seats; 330mm brief release waterproof suede-covered steering wheel; digital facts acquisition dash; imperative HD camera; and water resistant Dinamica suede trim.


Orders are being taken for transport beginning in the spring of 2014. Pricing will start from c.£fifty five,000 (plus tax, plus delivery). There is a huge range of overall performance options available to allow the VUHL 05 to be upgraded to non-public taste.

Initial income may be constrained to the UK and North America, however the purpose is to make the automobile to be had inside the other key European international locations, China, Middle-East etc in due direction.

  • Width: 1876mm
  • Length: 3718mm
  • Height: 1120mm
  • Wheelbase: 2300mm
  • Ground clearance: 110mm
  • Dry weight: 695kg
  • Kerb weight: 725kg
  • Power to weight ratio: 400bhp/tonne
  • Weight distribution: 37/sixty three (the front/rear)

2012 Acura ILX Street Build Concept

2012 Acura ILX Street Build Concept
2012 Acura ILX Street Build Concept A supercharged Acura ILX "Street Build" task vehicle made its debut in the Acura sales space at the 2012 SEMA Show. Built by Evasive Motorsports, the ILX luxury sedan features an Acura Genuine Accessories aero kit and a collection of oem changes designed to provide a a laugh, every day drivable car that is tastefully completed. The supercharged ILX "Street Build" assignment marks Acura's return to the SEMA Show after a six-year hiatus, constructing on the power of the all-new 2013 ILX luxury compact sedan.

"With sporty dynamics, top rate fashionable capabilities and a starting fee of $25,900, the ILX is the correct gateway automobile to the luxury market for younger shoppers." said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of National Marketing Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The ILX mission automobiles displayed at SEMA exemplifies how strong the platform is for enthusiasts, including to the momentum the brand new version is gaining."

The Acura ILX "Street Build" by Evasive Motorsports is designed to appeal to the state-of-the-art tuner by way of using selective elements that decorate the using enjoy with out sacrificing drivability. Starting with a 2013 ILX 6-Speed Manual with Premium Package, a supercharger package from CT Engineering and an ECU track with Hondata's FlashPro bumps the output of the 2.4-liter Inline-4 to 250 wheel horsepower. The prototype SP Elite exhaust from Greddy provides a throaty exhaust be aware. For the exterior, the Acura Genuine Accessories aero package is matched to a set of nineteen-inch Volk G25 wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires. Tein Street Advance coilovers give the ILX an aggressive stance even as presenting damping force adjustability.


  • Powertrain Modifications: CT Engineering supercharger kit, CT Engineering consumption, Hondata FlashPro, Greddy SP Elite prototype exhaust
  • Chassis/Suspension Modifications: 19 x eight.5 (+forty five offset) Volk G25 wheels, 235/35ZR-19 Pirelli P Zero tires, Tein Street Advance Coilovers, Stoptech massive brake package, Evasive Motorsports nook stability and alignment
  • Exterior Modifications: Acura Genuine Accessories the front underbody spoiler, Acura Genuine Accessories side underbody spoiler, Acura Genuine Accessories rear underbody spoiler, Acura Genuine Accessories deck lid spoiler, Acura Genuine Accessories body aspect molding, Rays Dura-Nuts lug nuts, S&A Design vinyl stickers
  • Interior Modifications: CT Engineering brief-shift package, Acura Genuine Accessories illuminated door sill, Acura Genuine Accessories trunk tray

2011 AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S Concept

2011 AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S Concept
2011 AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S Concept With the new BMW five-Series saloon and the brand new BMW five-Series Touring, in 2011  new 5-Series models have been presented the celebrated iF Award for first-rate product design. Equally prizeworthy is the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S Saloon based totally on the BMW 5-Series saloon, which celebrates its most desirable on the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

With this concept car, the Aachen-based totally tuning expert AC Schnitzer is demonstrating new and uncommon components of riding pleasure. With a overall performance improve from 407 to 540 HP, the AC Schnitzer engineers are pushing the limits of the viable - for more dynamics and performance. The riding performance is at thoroughbred sportscar level: the dash from 0 - a hundred kph takes simply four.5 seconds, and the top velocity is round 320 kph. A glance under the bonnet with the AC Schnitzer engine and engine bay styling shows just who's answerable for the revolutionary refinement. The AC Schnitzer confined slip differential with as much as 75% effect ensures that the exceptional electricity reaches the factor wherein it's miles wished.The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim" tail pipe trims left and right combines interesting appearance and sound.

What does the sophisticated driving force count on from perfect brakes? Perfect braking of course! With the AC Schnitzer high overall performance brake machine with 8-piston constant calipers left and right, and an eight-piece kit of brake pads and caliper holders for the the front axle, all expectancies of ideal deceleration and most stability are amply fulfilled. And the driving dynamics depart nothing to be preferred. The AC Schnitzer racing suspension courses the saloon perfectly thru the corners.

The AC Schnitzer tuning professionals might be focussing at the reactions to the brand new aerodynamic additives for the frame of the five-Series saloon. As well as the familiar AC Schnitzer front spoiler and chromed front grille, a brand new carbon front spoiler centre element offers the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S Saloon a fair extra striking aspect. The carbon air ducts for the brakes left and proper make sure good enough air flow for the excessive overall performance brake gadget, and the brand new AC Schnitzer carbon side skirts virtually beautify the side view of the idea automobile. The engine bay is ventilated with the aid of the bonnet vents from the cutting-edge AC Schnitzer variety. Together with in addition add-ons already available, which include the AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler, the rear spoiler and the rear skirt extension, new factors including the AC Schnitzer sports activities wings left and proper with Chromline Set and the carbon rear diffusor make a contribution to the exceptional appearance. The AC Schnitzer loading sill protection movie and the BiColor film trim harmoniously entire the sporting elegance of the body conversion. Possible and probably reactions to one of these nicely-ready vehicle are green with envy glances, which the proud motive force seated behind the AC Schnitzer sports activities airbag steerage wheel with painted spokes can revel in inside the new AC Schnitzer sports activities mirror.

The AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S saloon seems at the Geneva Motor Show with full leather-based trim in BiColor, painted interior trim strips and racing bucket seats with AC Schnitzer emblem, which form a part of the general idea for the interior. The AC Schnitzer variety already carries the AC Schnitzer "Black Line" aluminium cover for the i-Drive gadget controller, the aluminium foot rests and pedal set, velours boot mat and foot mats.

2011 AC Schnitzer 99d Concept

2011 AC Schnitzer 99d Concept
2011 AC Schnitzer 99d Concept The AC Schnitzer 99d Concept generates simplest 99g/km CO2 - this is much less than any preferred BMW car available at gift.

And no matter this, riding pride is guaranteed way to 190 HP / 140 kW. The 99d hurries up from zero - one hundred in an electrifying 6.9 s and has a top velocity of 235 km/h - a car with all the carrying genes, in fact a true AC Schnitzer. And with a gasoline consumption of just three.Eight litres diesel in step with a hundred km.

So how does this Concept Car by means of AC Schnitzer manage to achieve such low figures? AC Schnitzer calls the aggregate of functions Efficient Performance.

"Pleasure is the driving pressure!" That applies now not only to the BMW engineers however additionally - and mainly - to the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer.

Diesel engine and matching pressure train

A diesel engine in a BMW Z4, and the most green presently to be had from BMW. It comes from the 320d EfficientDynamics. And of direction now the energy has been optimised by using the Aachen experts to one hundred ninety HP and 420 Nm torque (standard 320d EfficientDynamics Edition: 163 HP).

230 kg weight saving

The elegant light-weight coupé demonstrates what is technically possible these days. The power supply for instance is a light-weight lithium ion battery rather than the usual lead accumulator. The use of similarly lightweight substances which include carbon, magnesium and titanium has finished in addition substantial financial savings inside the interior system. So it is lighter than any cutting-edge trendy BMW.

Weight discount in unsprung mass

35 kg less weight in the parts without delay connected to the wheels, consisting of wheels, tyres and brakes, results in a perceptible advantage in agility and riding pride. The latest forging strategies using materials from the aerospace industry guarantee power and an unbeatable weight saving. For example, the AC Schnitzer light-weight four-pot excessive overall performance brake device with retraction gadget for the front axle, and the light-weight brake discs on the front and rear axles, make sure the shortest braking distances.

Or the Type VIII one-piece high-energy forged rims used on the AC Schnitzer 99d. These weigh in at simply 7.9 kg in line with wheel and are linked to the car with titanium wheel bolts. Experts say that measures to lessen the unsprung mass have a benefit of as much as four times the load saving. This approach that during terms of agility, the AC Schnitzer 99d looks like a vehicle which universal weighs 335 kg less.

Special Eco-tyres from Continental

The Continental BLUECO tyres length 225/35*19 had been a special idea development together with AC Schnitzer. These tyres assist optimise the rolling resistance. The design is a refinement of the Conti Sport Contact 5P, and permits wearing using way to its excessive cornering balance and ZR speed score of over 240 km/h.

Adaptation of EfficientDynamics

Behind the BMW EfficientDynamics concept lies a technology package deal of sensible measures which extensively lessen fuel intake and emissions. These technologies from the BMW 320d had been incorporated into the AC Schnitzer 99d: Automatic start-forestall, brake energy restoration, tools shift display, low-friction lubricants and lively aerodynamics.

Improved aerodynamics

The bodywork decreased by 30 mm, in conjunction with several AC Schnitzer carbon aerodynamic additives, reduces drag. The AC Schnitzer racing suspension with adjustable dampers reduces the residual spring tour to a carrying but still at ease level, particularly while driving at low speeds.

Reduced friction

Special ceramic wheel bearings achieve a decisive discount in friction resistance. In addition, optimised low-friction lubricants minimise friction. The excessive performance brake gadget is outfitted with a unique PFC Retraction System which, after each brake system, retracts the brake pads by way of zero.1 mm from the brake discs. The wheels of the AC Schnitzer 99d then turn an awful lot greater without difficulty.

2010 AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M

2010 AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M
2010 AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M Pure dynamism with effective traces - unmistakeably the "motorsport gene": obtrusive at the beginning sight inside the BMW X6 M. And the AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M is even more effective and wearing.

The Aachen-primarily based tuning specialist is presently working on a overall performance improve which, in mixture with delimiting the Vmax and a sports activities exhaust, will deliver a similarly perceptible boom in the strength of the BMW X6 M. And if it is not sufficient, you could also opt for the carbon fibre AC Schnitzer engine styling. Even without a performance improve, the acoustic and visible appeal might be enhanced by means of the AC Schnitzer sports activities rear silencer with two chromed "Sports Trim" tailpipe trims in right/left mixture.

AC Schnitzer no longer most effective gives the BMW X6 M greater strength, but additionally a tailor-made race outfit of carbon. Front spoiler, rear roof spoiler, rear wing, rear diffuser and design factors for the the front skirt and chromed front grille deliver the AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M an excellent and muscular look. As an choice, the carbon Bonnet Vents with chromed centre internet entire the sporting appearance.

A real spotlight is the new AC Schnitzer Bonnet Top of carbon with plexiglas panoramic window through which the engine is completely seen.

For the X6 M - 1.98 metres huge as trendy - AC Schnitzer has tailored the Falcon wheel arch extensions so that the BMW frame gains an extra 40 mm width each side.

The already carrying indoors atmosphere of the BMW X6 M has been delicate further inside the Aachen works. The device panel conversion - speedo and rev counter with AC Schnitzer logo, white dials, pink pointers and purple lighting - gives the AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M a speedometer show up to 360 km/h. The carbon interior trim and the AC Schnitzer steering wheel spokes in new "black Exclusiv" design and the AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminium footrest and pedal set, and velour foot mats, spherical off the indoors bundle.

The wheelarches of the AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M can be packed with 20", 22" or enforcing 23" AC Schnitzer wheels in Type IV BiColor, Type VII silver, black or BiColor, or the AC Schnitzer cast alloys Type V or forged racing rims Type VIII BiColor. In aggregate with the 275, 315, 295 or 335 tyres, it is smooth for the driver within the cockpit to switch the engine strength to the song, and on the same time offer outside evidence of the "motorsport gene" of the AC Schnitzer BMW X6 M even when desk bound.

2012 Acura ILX Concept

2012 Acura ILX Concept
2012 Acura ILX Concept The Acura ILX Concept is the precursor to an all-new Acura luxurious compact sedan scheduled for release in Spring 2012. To be positioned because the gateway to the Acura emblem, the ILX will function 3 distinctive powertrains, together with Acura's first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid.

"First time luxurious customers region the very best fee on exterior styling, affordability and environmental problems and that is a virtual definition of what we've got created with the brand new Acura ILX," stated Jon Ikeda, head of the Acura Design Studio. "The strategy behind this new model is to position ILX as the first possibility for many younger customers to go into the luxury market."

Sleek, sporty and aerodynamically efficient, the outdoors of the all-new ILX combines luxurious, performance and efficiency. A superbly styled luxury sedan, the Acura ILX Concept has a compact, but formal proportion, targeting a completely professional image. The ILX grants both, with a greenhouse that offers terrific visibility, an aerodynamic low and extensive stance, the ILX is right away recognizable as an Acura

The lineup of ILX fashions will include an entry-stage model powered with the aid of a 2.Zero-liter inline four-cylinder engine; a excessive-overall performance model with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission; and a 1.5-liter gas-electric powered hybrid powertrain, Acura's first-ever hybrid imparting.

The Acura ILX will feature a superb, nicely-appointed interior this is clever, spacious and sporty. It will provide a number of recent, high-fee features, inclusive of a smart entry keyless get right of entry to system and pushbutton begin, along side Pandora internet radio interface and SMS text message feature for smart connectivity with the world.

As with all Acura fashions, the ILX could have a protracted list of general features, distinctive trim tiers (in an effort to encompass a Technology Package), more than one transmission picks, and high-quality wellknown safety features - such as Acura's acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure, front, aspect and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel anti-lock brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA™). Acura anticipates that the ILX will acquire pinnacle ratings in both NHTSA and IIHS crash safety testing.

The new Acura ILX might be manufactured exclusively by means of Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, in its Greensburg, Ind. Plant - considered one of only 3 vegetation in the international to get hold of J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Platinum Award for exquisite pleasant.