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Debut Of Galpine Auto Sports 2015 Acura Concept TLX

Published December 5, 2014

The GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX is debuting on the 2014 SEMA show appearing in an eye-catching Andaro-Blue color. The Acura TLX is upgraded by Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) reveals the possible bold look that the car can achieve with customization possibilities. The TLX by GAS is creating a serious buzz all over the country, in part, with the sports sedan’s recent and continuous launching.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Race Inspired

The idea of customizing the Galpin TLX was proposed by designers from Acura that are based Acura’s design studio located in Los Angeles, getting inspiration from the car manufacturer’s GT race TLX that is set to be competing in next year’s Pirelli World Challenge. GAS was then assigned to work on the TLX build.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Tuning Potential

The Acura brand isn’t commonly associated with the SEMA show, but a lot of Japanese automakers were there, including the TLX modified version that GAS developed with Acura. Though the modified TLX is only a concept, its debut strongly hints the big tuning potential of such sport sedans, which is also a good contender for being the Best Car to Buy award for 2015.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Genuine Acura Accessories

Aside from a production-spec base-model TLX and the Galpin modified  Acura TLX, the car company will also present a several genuine Acura accessories. Acura went all out by also displaying their GT TLX race car. Without a doubt the very first thing car enthusiast notice will be the modified TLX’s paint. Acura is calling it the Andaro Blue, which the company says their company’s latest color hue, and will be their newest signature brand color.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Aggressive and Sportier Look

The Galpin 2015 Acura TLX is fitted with a sporty custom body kit, 19 inch wheels, coil-over suspension (fully adjustable), upgraded brakes and also a new exhaust system (high-flow). The modified Acura TLX is certainly featuring major upgrades aesthetically compared to the production version which is more subtle. The new body kit fitted to the TLX provides a sportier look, added to a deck-lid spoiler on the back, which considered by many car experts and enthusiasts to be one of the controversial features design-wise. To finish the beefed-up rear fascia, dual exhaust integrated outlets gives the modified Acura TLX a more aggressive look.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Performance Upgrades

The GAS Modified Acura TLX also features some functional upgrades also. IT is fitted with a new suspension kit (RSR Sport SI Series) which uses coil-overs (fully adjustable), and also a new damping adjustment system (36-way). The TLX’s braking system is also upgraded by using Wilwood Superlite calipers (six-pistons) with vented rotors (14-inch) up front, while new calipers (four-pistons) with vented rotors (14-inch) at the back. It is also fitted with a set of 19-inch custom wheels (ADV5.0 M.V2 SL) that are wrapped with Pirelli P Zero performance tires (245/40/19).

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Beefier Power-plant

Acura has not released much detail on the 2015 Galpin TLX but it is quite obvious that aside from aesthetic modifications, under the hood upgrades are also focused on. It will also wear Acura’s “SH-AWD” badge” that indicates it likely would be powered by a V-6 3.5-liter engine and features all-wheel drive that provides super-handling. The stock 2015 TLX provides 290 horsepower with267 lbs. -Ft of torque that is matched with an automatic 9-speed transmission. Acura stated that though sales have only occurred in only a couple of months since October of this year, Acura only fell short for only a few hundred total units sold in becoming October’s best-selling sport sedan.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

Gaining Interest

Many experts and car enthusiasts sees stock designs of not only the Acura TLX, but also other sedan releases of various car manufacturers to be a little subdued. SEMA concept vehicles like the Galpin Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX is what many brands need in sustaining interest in their releases. Added with the availability of genuine accessories to Acura TLX owners and potential buyers significantly increases the success of Acura’s sport sedan overall sales.

GAS Modified 2015 Acura Concept TLX Debuts at the 2014 SEMA Show

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Calvin Escobar
About Calvin Escobar

The Car scene is so diverse Where I come from, most enthusiasts recognize the amazing engineering (particularly the engines). The bulk of the ridicule originates from the manner in which many of the vehicles are modded/maintained. Thus, the jokes and or hate tends to be aimed more at the owner rather than the machine. All of which makes seeing properly sorted old Toyota's and Hondas at car meets, auto shows, and track days all the more refreshing.

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