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Acura Debuts the 2018 TLX A-Spec in Pikes Peak Open

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Acura will have a fleet of vehicles taking part in the Pikes Peak Open. The turbocharged, 500-horsepower 2018 TLX A-Spec will compete in the exhibition class. The TLX GT will once again compete in the Pikes Peak Open class. The GT3-inspired Acura NSX supercar will compete in the Time Attack 1 Class and the Acura TLX and MDX will serve as official pace cars and Rookie Orientation vehicles. If you’d like to test drive the luxury counterparts of these cars, come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas where we have a complete inventory of Acura new cars. This is the sixth consecutive year that Acura will race vehicles in the Pikes Peak event.

2018 Acura TLX A-Spec Racing Debut
The Pikes Peak Acura TLX A-Spec has been modified for this hill climb course. Custom engine software and tuning was done in-house by a team of North American Honda R&D engineers. In addition, all luxury appointments were removed from the inside to reduce weight. Driver Nick Robinson has run the course for several years, winning the motorcycle Pikes Peak 250 class in 2014. Last year, Robinson won the Time Attack 2 Production class, driving the 2017 NSX.

Acura TLX GT Returns to Competition
The all-wheel drive TLX GT race car features the same twin-turbo V6 motor setup used in the Pirelli World Challenge series. It has been tuned on multiple levels to accommodate the elevation changes of Pikes Peak. The TLX GT will be driven by Peter Cunningham of RealTime Racing who has been racing Acuras since 1992. This is Cunningham’s first Pikes Peak race. He has won 14 professional drivers’ championships in a variety of disciplines including road racing, ice racing and performance rallying.

“I’ve always wanted to race with Acura at Pikes Peak. It’s a challenge I’ve never done,” said Cunningham.  “I think we have a great opportunity with the Acura TLX GT and look forward to seeing how it competes on the hill.”

Test Drive the 2017 NSX and TLX at CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas
CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas has the complete line of Acura models, including the sophisticated #TLX and the sporty RDX. If you’re shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle, financing or want to bring your vehicle in for service, we hope you come to CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas. Remember, it’s easy to schedule a test drive online. Acura is owned by Honda. To learn more and to schedule a service appointment or test drive online, visit our website at



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