Again when Acura first rolled out the current-generation TLX, the automobile stood out for 2 most important causes: Sharp appears to be like, and a implausible stereo. Then the corporate introduced us the TLX Sort S, with its turbocharged V6 pushing 355 horsepower via all 4 wheels. Subsequent, the TLX Sort S PMC Version — the identical automobile, however meticulously hand-constructed alongside the NSX in Acura’s Efficiency Manufacturing Middle in Marysville, Ohio.
However with a luxurious sedan, a efficiency model, and a brightly-colored hand-constructed limited-run version all available on the market, the place might the TLX go subsequent? Effectively, it appears Acura’s plan is to borrow one thing from the NSX: Its Gotham Grey paint.
I’ve gone on the file time and time once more to complain about grey paint on vehicles. Nardo Grey is my enemy, my nemesis, the cool-turned-overdone colour that I can’t depart my residence with out being compelled to confront. However with Gotham, Acura’s accomplished one thing totally different from the matte-paint-under-high-gloss-clear pattern — it’s accomplished away with the gloss totally.
After all, Acura will inform you Gotham Grey is a matte colour, and — like practically all automakers making that declare — the corporate is flawed. Matte colours look dangerous on vehicles; they exhibit panel gaps whereas hiding attention-grabbing physique strains. As a substitute, Gotham is a satin end, nonetheless evenly reflective beneath harsh gentle. Satin finishes, not like matte, are implausible.
However few folks will get to expertise that implausible paint. The TLX Sort S PMC Version is proscribed to simply 50 automobiles for 2023, all of which shall be accomplished up in Gotham Grey. Solely 50 folks will get their arms on essentially the most elevated TLX, swaddled in a end beforehand reserved just for the NSX. You may ogle, drool, or pine after all of it you need — simply don’t rely on getting one.