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2019 BMW 8-Series, 2021 Acura TLX Type S, Porsche Taycan: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible; the 2021 Acura TLX Type S broke cover; and the Porsche Taycan’s interior was revealed with touchscreen galore. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. What’s it like to pilot a flagship BMW convertible with 523 horsepower and price tag north of $130,000? We found out during our first drive review of the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible. “Fast 9,” the latest installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, is going nostalgic with an orange 2020 Toyota Supra that…

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Photos of potential Acura flagship sedan and redesigned MDX may have just leaked

Images potentially revealing the designs of two future Acura models has showed up in the strangest of all places. The images potentially show a redesigned MDX crossover SUV and a new flagship sedan inspired by 2016’s Precision concept. Several images of both vehicles were posted to the Acurazine Forum on Thursday by user rdx.god, who claimed to have found them while digging through files embedded within the infotainment software of an RDX. Acura has since confirmed to Car and Driver that the images show “conceptual renderings” based on the Precision…

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Walk the line and see how Honda paints the Acura NSX

Paint may seem a relatively simple part of automobile manufacturing, but the truth is a lot goes into the process. It’s especially true for luxury vehicles and sports cars. Case in point: the Acura NSX. Auto detailing company Ammo produced a new video that takes fans inside Honda’s Acura NSX factory in Marysville, Ohio. Specifically, since Ammo is all about detailing and car care, we’re treated to an in-depth look at what goes into the NSX’s paint. Specifically, Acura’s optional Andaro paint package. 2017 Acura NSX production at the Performance…

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New Acura ZDX may be in the pipeline

The Acura ZDX was unloved in its short-lived time, but with the market’s penchant for crossovers, the nameplate could be in for a revival. That’s the word from Car and Driver, which reported Thursday that a new ZDX is under consideration at the Japanese luxury brand. Acura’s response to the coupe-like BMW X6, the crossover was based on the Honda Pilot/Acura MDX, but suffered from horrible packaging that created an awful rear seat. It debuted for the 2010 model year, though Acura quickly canned it in 2013 after dismal sales.…

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Acura MDX crossover, TLX sedan up for redesigns soon

While the 2019 Acura RDX ushered in Acura’s latest design language, both the MDX and TLX are on deck for the full-boat version of that treatment in the near future. Both the crossover and sedan will be treated to redesigns soon, perhaps as soon as the end of 2019, according to a Thursday Car and Driver report. At the latest, look for both in early 2020. The redesigns come after not-so-mild refreshes to the MDX and TLX for the 2017 and 2018 model years, respectively. Both adopted style elements from…

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The 2019 Acura NSX grips better, and gives more

North Georgia roads bustle in the spring but crowds thin when browned leaves and cool north winds arrive. It’s just warm enough to keep the windows down and the tires warm. In other words, it’s perfect NSX weather. The 2019 Acura NSX doesn’t veer far off the course Acura plotted for this generation. The first NSX repped mechanical purity. The latest iteration goes all-in on complexity. While they hibernated the nameplate for almost a decade and a half, Acura engineered a comeback built on a fusion of hardware and software,…

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2019 Acura NSX, 2020 Ford Super Duty, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD: This Week’s Top Photos

We slid behind the wheel of the 2019 Acura NSX supercar for a first drive review. With a tweaked front bumper, more standard features, a better audio system, and a new base tire spec, the NSX is a benchmark in the race to an electrified performance future. 2019 Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate, 2019 Chicago Auto Show Ram introduced a Multifunction Tailgate at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The 60/40-split tailgate can open normally or swing open like a barn door to give truck owners easier access to load large, heavy…

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The Mazda Miata and Acura NSX debuted 30 years ago to take on the sports car establishment

In a twist of fate, the 1989 Chicago Auto Show marked the debuts of the production version of the Mazda Miata and the concept of the Acura NS-X, both with a mission to take on more established sports cars. Inspired by British sports cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, the Miata launched that year as a 1990 model. It had a 1.6-liter engine that made just 116 horsepower, but it proved that power wasn’t needed to create a fun performance car. With Japanese quality, it was also much more…

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Acura WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racers to sport heritage livery in 2019

As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Acura plans to race its Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototype race cars with a heritage-inspired livery. The Japanese luxury brand showed the new livery off on Thursday, revealing a design that traces its roots back to the1991-1993 Comptech Racing Spice Acura NSX racers. The white, orange, and black colors directly channel the NSX race car of yore and also incorporate Acura Team Penske’s new partnership with ELS Studio 3D. Comptech Racing Acura-Spice race car In the early 1990s, the Comptech Racing Acura-Spice…

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Mustang and America, 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, 2020 Acura TLX Type S: The Week In Reverse

2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority) We took a closer look at what the Ford Mustang means to America; the 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD made its debut; the first spy shots of the 2020 Acura TLX Type S surfaced. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. Over two months, Motor Authority editors took a Ford Mustang GT for an immersive road trip across the United States. In the process, we scratched the surface of what the pony car means to the country. Chevrolet debuted the…

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