The Monterey Car Week in California is just around the corner and all eyes are peeled on the public debut of Bugatti’s one-off tribute to the EB110 SS and the Lotus Evila hypercar. But Acura, it seems, also wants a share of the spotlight.
Acura recently announced that it will introduce a new Type S Concept at the event, marking the long-awaited return of the high-performance car.
The Type S Concept is set for a private showing on August 15, which will then be followed by the public launch at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, the next day. On August 18, the model will be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Lawn.
While there isn’t much information available about Acura’s Type S Concept, a teaser image and video released by the company show the sedan with a sporty styling. It also appears to have a long hood, short rear deck, LED headlights, angular rear taillights, and quad exhaust tips.
Additionally, Acura is also set to preview the design direction for all upcoming Type S performance cars that will be part of the brand’s lineup in the future.
“The return of the Type S is a pivotal moment for Acura, sending a powerful message that we are committed to fulfilling the Precision Crafted Performance brand promise across our lineup,” Vice President and Acura Brand Officer Jon Ikeda said. “Building on the return of the NSX, our renewed commitment to Acura Motorsports, the introduction of the third-generation RDX and new Acura design direction, the Type S Concept represents another significant step in creating a new era for the Acura brand.”
Acura’s last model to receive the Type S treatment was the TL Type S produced in 2007 and 2008. Prior to that, the brand has released other Type S models, which include the 2001-2003 3.2 CL Type S, 2002-2203 3.2 TL Type S, and 2002-2006 RSX Type S.
The brand’s Type S variants are known for having better styling, improved performance and suspension tuning, as well as more powerful engines and brakes.