2005 Acura RL A-SPEC Concept

11/1/2005 1:45:14 AM

Based on the new 2005 RL luxury performance sedan, the RL A-SPEC Concept is extensively modified to explore the next level of A-SPEC performance accessories for Acura's top-of-the-line sedan. It is approximately one inch wider than the production model with wide fender flares, restyled rocker panels and side sills accenting a solid, muscular look. The 30 mm wider track combines with custom 20-in. alloy wheels, and high performance Michelin Pilot Sport 245/40 R20 tires. The bold, sloping hood ends in a redesigned front fascia that features a new bumper, an enhanced signature Acura grille and larger lower air intakes. In the rear, the trunk lid has been restyled with an integrated spoiler. A new rear bumper featuring pairs of dual, high-flow exhaust finishers has also been applied.

An A-SPEC high performance suspension package with track-tuned shocks and springs lowers the car by one inch and enhances the RL's handling precision. Brembo brake components on all four wheels feature 8-piston calipers and 15-in. drilled rotors to give the RL A-SPEC Concept enhanced stopping power.

Inside, the RL A-SPEC Concept features custom hand-stitched premium leather on the seats, instrument panel, and door panels combined with a two-tone Alcantara headliner, and blonde Birchwood accents for a decidedly Latin flare. A wood sport steering wheel and shift knob evoke a high performance, yet luxurious feel.

Chassis/Suspension Modifications A-SPEC high performance sports springs and shocks
. 15-in. Brembo brakes with 8-piston calipers
. 20x8 custom wheels
. Michelin Pilot Sport 245/40R-20 tires
Exterior Modifications Custom front and rear facias
. Custom rocker panels and side sills
. Custom trunk lid with integrated spoiler
. Custom exhaust finishers
Interior Modifications Custom hand-stiched leather upholstery
. Wood shift knob
. Wood steering wheel
. Birchwood accents