Acura’s TLX is a very interesting outlier in the broader sense of the market. It’s a compact four-door sedan (albeit with performance intentions) in a world increasingly dominated by utility offerings. But Acura designers didn’t let that stop them from having some fun with the company formally unveiling the all-new 2023 TLX Type S PMC Edition.
NSX DNA Makes TLX Type S PMC Edition Stand Out
As the long and rather elaborate name implies the TLX Type S is the latest member of the Acura family to receive the PMC treatment with the model being hand-built at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio alongside the NSX supercar. The core essentials of the Type S don’t change much, but PMC models get three different paint colors (Long Beach Blue, Curve Red, 130R White and Berlina Black) with all of these shades being offered previously on the NSX.
The quad exhaust pipes sport blackened accents versus their usual chrome suit of clothes and the 20-inch Y-spoke wheels are slathered in copper hued paint. The rest of the exterior changes are relatively minor with the design team adding other black accents as well as a slice of carbon fiber for the front-mounted splitter.
Meanwhile, the interior goes through its fair share of tweaks but the bulk of them are focused on pairing colors with each of the exterior colors being paired with a special interior color. Curva Red models get a black cabin while the Laguna Blue and White colors get cream and red-colored interiors. The rest of the changes are largely minimal with illuminated side sills, unique floormats, and a center-mounted plaque being the main changes that buyers will notice outside the main pairings.
When Can I Buy One?
Acura didn’t release any pricing for the 2023 TLX Type S PMC Edition but look for the model to appear in dealer showrooms later this year or early next year. In addition to going through rigorous mechanical inspections at PMC, Acura is also going above and beyond to make sure that the paint is not damaged in any way during the transportation process.
That includes special exterior coverings and unlike their more mainstream siblings, Acura is taking a page from pricier supercars and will be hauling them in single-car transport trucks. With paint as beautiful and NSX-themed as these hues, chances are good that buyers will want the paintwork to be free from any snafus before they get a chance to go behind the wheel. We look forward to hearing more soon as well as perhaps having a chance to get behind the wheel in the near future to see if the PMC Edition can indeed deliver the goods on driving fun.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
Carl is also a big fan of British vehicles with the bulk of his devotion going to the Morgan Motor Company as well as offerings from Lotus, MG, and Caterham. When he is not writing about automobiles, Carl enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Metro Detroit area, as well as spending time with his adorable pets.