The 2021 Acura TLX Form-S is on observe to provide 355 horsepower, Honda’s luxurious subsidiary claimed Thursday, floating the electric power figure in an announcement that a prototype of its new sport sedan will serve as the tempo automobile for the 2020 Pikes Peak Global Hill Climb on August 30.
The 3.-liter V6 will also boast 354 pound-feet of torque, Acura claimed. These figures place it in the heart of the midsize general performance sedan class, alongside the likes of the Cadillac CT5-V (360 horsepower) and Audi S4 (349 horsepower) BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti all provide far more. The 2021 TLX sits on a new, stiffer system and marks the return of a double-wishbone front suspension.
“Racing is a important expression of Acura’s Precision Crafted Functionality DNA. For the past nine many years, Acura has utilized the grueling Pikes Peak hill climb as an opportunity to mature the capabilities of the company’s younger engineers and as a examination bed for foreseeable future general performance technologies in Acura generation autos. The Acura Pikes Peak race staff is comprised of a group of volunteer R&D engineers and is accountable for all facets of the competitors, which includes the enhancement of autos, race prep, crew aid and navigating race cars to the end line,” Acura’s announcement claimed.
Acura will subject two TLX race cars in the Exhibition class at Pikes Peak. Equally will be driven by the base, two.-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. Based on the company’s announcement, it seems that a single will be front-wheel travel and the other geared up with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Generate (SH-AWD), which is regular on the Form S. This engine makes 272 hp in road tune, but the race cars have received upgrades. The SH-AWD product offers a larger sized turbocharger and intercooler for further electric power, even though the front-wheel-travel product received a milder tune and some suspension tweaks.
A Time Attack NSX piloted by James Robinson will accompany the sedans. The Form-S will serve only as a tempo car or truck, not a aggressive entry.