- Acura is building an additional 50 TLX Type Ss in the 2023 TLX Type S PMC Edition.
- The limited-run PMC versions are mechanically identical to the standard TLX Type S, but will be finished in the limited-run colour, Gotham Grey.
- The Gotham Gray Edition will run at a hefty premium over the standard TLX Type S, starting at $66,995.
Acura barely had enough time to dry the red, white and blue paint on the TLX Type S PMC Edition, which was limited to 300 copies, before announcing an additional 50 in Gotham Grey. PMC stands for Performance Manufacturing Center, the same facility that built the NSX Type S supercar will now build the special edition TLX Type S PMC Edition.
When we saw the $7550 premium over the mechanically identical TLX Type S we thought the red, white and blue PMC version was priced too high. 50 PMC Edition in Gotham Grey. Like the other three PMC versions, Acura pulled this color from the NSX, this time for the out of production NSX Type S, where the matte gray paint is a $6000 add-on and limited to 70 cars.
Mechanically, all that extra cash doesn’t do much for you. Mostly it gives you peace of mind that your TLX is one of the 50 in Gotham Grey. Underneath the bodywork, the components are the same as what you’ll find in the standard TLX Type S. That means a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine with 355 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Acura’s SH-AWD system with torque vectoring.
Limited Edition, Hand Assembled
All PMC versions are hand-crafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center of the same name in Ohio. The limited-edition PMC car gets a few visual changes, from black wheels, badging and door handles to a carbon-fibre decklid lip spoiler and rear diffuser. Inside, the PMC variant gets a red leather interior with black contrast stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a host of carbon-fibre trim pieces.
After production, each PMC variant goes through the same quality control process that the NSX did, including dyno checks, paint inspections and rough-road simulations. Each of the limited run cars comes with a unique PMC Edition serial plaque and a special shipping process that includes a cover to protect paint and delivery to the dealership in an enclosed single-car carrier.
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Jack Fitzgerald’s love for cars stems from an unsettled yet unstoppable addiction to Formula 1.
After a brief stint as a detailer for a local dealership group in college, he knew he needed a more sustainable way to drive all the new cars he couldn’t afford and turned to auto writing. I decided to pursue my career. By bugging his college professors at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, he was able to travel to Wisconsin looking for stories in the auto world before getting his dream job. car and driver, His new goal is to delay the inevitable demise of his 2010 Volkswagen Golf.