Acura’s redesigned 2021 TLX has been out of stock for a while, but the version that performance fans are waiting for, the TLX Type S, has yet to land in showrooms.
It arrives in late May, but the public will be able to see the car for the first time during the 2021 Mid-Ohio round of the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship this weekend in Lexington, Ohio. This year’s race is officially known as the Acura Sports Car Challenge, presented by the TLX Type S.
The TLX Type S will function as the official pace car throughout the weekend and will be equipped with Tiger Eye Pearl gold paintwork exclusively for the performance sedan.
Acuras will also compete on the route. ARX-05 prototype racers will compete in the DPi class and NSX GT3 Evos in the GTD class.
No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 DPi at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours
Acura has already achieved great success in this year’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season. Recall that the Wayne Taylor Racing No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 took an overall win in the Daytona 24 Hours.
And last season, Acura took home the driver, manufacturer and team titles of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in both the DPi and GTD classes.
The TLX Type S is not as fast as the Acura racing cars, but thanks to a 3.0-liter V6 with turbocharger, sporty suspension and powerful Brembo brakes, it should still be fast enough. A peak power of 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque ensure the car is the fastest Type S to date.
Pricing information will be announced closer to launch, but Acura expects a launch number in the low range of $ 50,000.