- Acura is making an additional 50 TLX Type Ss in a 2023 TLX Type S PMC Edition.
- The limited-run PMC Editions are mechanically identical to the standard TLX Type S, but will be finished in a limited-run color, Gotham Grey.
- The Gotham Gray versions will command a hefty premium over the standard TLX Type S, starting at $66,995.
Acura barely allowed enough time for the red, white and blue paint to dry 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 and will now build the special edition TLX Type S PMC Edition.
We thought the price of the red, white and blue PMC Edition was steep when we saw the $7550 premium over the mechanically identical TLX Type S. We still think so — but now Acura is charging an additional $3,000 for the honor of owning one. 50 PMC issues in Gotham Grey. Like the other three PMC editions, Acura pulled this color from the NSX, this time from the now-out-of-production NSX Type S, where the matte gray paint is a $6,000 add-on and limited to 70 cars.
Mechanically, all that extra cash doesn’t do much for you. Mostly, it gives you the peace of mind that your TLX is one of 50 in Gotham Gray. Under the body, the components are the same as 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, assembled by hand
All PMC editions are assembled by hand at the eponymous Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio. The limited edition PMC car does get a handful of visual tweaks from black wheels, badging and door handles to a carbon fiber lid lip spoiler and rear diffuser. Inside, the PMC Edition features a red leather interior with black contrast stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a host of carbon fiber trim pieces.
After production, each PMC edition goes through the same quality control process that the NSX did, including a dyno check, paint inspection and rough-road simulation. Each of the limited edition cars comes with a unique PMC Edition serial plate and a special shipping process that includes a cover to protect the paint and delivery to dealers in an enclosed single car carrier.
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