Acura has unveiled four cars at the 2015 SEMA Show. These are the Acura Ludacris Legend, Acura Galpin 2016 Acura ILX and 2016 Acura NSX. Additionally, it has also unveiled an Acura ILX sporting genuine accessory package.
This 1993 Legend sedan is owned by rapper-turned-actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and featured on his ninth studio album called Ludaversal. The car has been restored to a better-than-before condition and the restoration took approximately two months to complete.
The exterior has been given a custom Warm Cashmere with Ice Pearl paint scheme, 18-inch Rays wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza 215/40 tires and the vehicle now sits two inches lower thanks to H&R springs and Eibach camber kit. Acura has also worked upon the frame, body and chassis to keep the car running for several more years. Custom high performance brakes that have six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear too have been installed .
The Pioneer AVIC 8/ONEX sound system already present in the car was upgraded to provide better sound quality by adding two Alpine Type-12 subwoofer speakers in the trunk with Acura badging; it has also been given Apple CarPlay support.
Galpin 2016 Acura ILX:
Another display gracing the Acura stand is the Galpin 2016 Acura ILX. This sports sedan has been heavily modified and gets a Sunburst Yellow paint scheme with gray accents. It also features custom bodywork including front bumper, front splitter, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and custom exhaust tip. The wheels are 19-inch AVi units having Matte Brushed Smoked finish and are shod with Pirelli P Zero 245/30 run-flat tires.
The exterior theme is carried to the interior. The cabin is lavished with gold contrast stitching and Katzkin perforated Barracuda leather inserts. Mechanical modifications are coilover suspensions by RS-R Sports and a Borla exhaust system.
This custom ILX will be donated to the Ludacris Foundation at the conclusion of the SEMA conference.
2016 Acura ILX with Genuine Accessory Package:
This 2016 Acura ILX is painted in Slate Silver metallic and is home to a number of exclusive factory accessories developed for the model. These consist of an aero kit, decklid spoiler, 18-inch diamond cut alloys, rear bumper applique and LED fog lights. Other features include all-season floor mats, illuminated door sill trim, remote engine starter and chrome door trim.
Apart from these, the soon-to-be-launched 2017 Acura NSX supercar will also be shown in a new shade of Nouvelle Blue Pearl. This is one of the eight colors that the 2017 Acura NSX will come, with its launch next spring. Powering the car are three electric motors and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. This unit produces 573 hp and 550 lb.-ft. (746 Nm) of torque.