during the 2019 monterey car week, acura is debuting the acura type s concept at the historic pebble beach concours d’elegance concept lawn. continuing with its endeavor to fulfill its return to precision crafted performance, which began with the second generation NSX, the type S concept re-introduces the type S performance variants to the line after a decade of hiatus.

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to express the essence of precision crafted performance, the acura design team took into consideration stance and proportion, creating a silhouette that is powerful and expressive, yet clean and cohesive. this form is characterized by a wide track and low stance, with an expansive hood that stretches forward from the A-pillars.  

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‘we’ve been dreaming about a new performance-focused acura concept car since the precision concept debuted,’ comments dave marek, acura’s executive creative director. ‘the type s concept speaks unambiguously to performance and to the essence of acura design.’

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the front of the concept car features a large center and side intakes that are capable of supplying the required airflow to a high-performance engine and brake package. the headlights are underscored by translucent white LEDs that serve double duty as running lights and turn signals. the front fascia then transitions to a side profile with sheer surfaces and continually shifting angles balanced by intersecting lines. the sheer side surfaces open-up to the rear wheel arches that emphasize the concept’s wide track.

the acura type S concept was conceived by the car manufacturer design studio in california, led by executive creative director, dave marek, and chief designer, ben davidson and will be showcased throughout monterey car week.

project info:

name: acura type s concept

by: acura

presented at: monterey car week

juliana neira I designboom

aug 15, 2019

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