2014 SEMA Show: Galpin Custom Car Works reveals custom Acura TLX

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 3, 2014

Galpin Custom Car Works joined forces with Acura Design Studio based in Los Angeles and revealed a custom version of the TLX. Inspired by the TLX GT racecar, the new Galpin TLX comes with a new custom aero body kit consisting of new front and rear bumpers, side skirts as well as a new deck-lid spoiler.

Moreover, there are new ADV5.0 M.V2 SL custom wheels with gunmetal inner and liquid smoke outer. Behind the wheels, we find Wilwood Superlite 6 Piston Caliper with 14” vented rotor front brakes, while the rear wheels get 4 piston caliper with 14” vented rotor rear brakes.

Furthermore, the Galpin TLX gets a new RSR Sport SI Series suspension kit with adjustable coilovers. The vehicle also features custom exhaust outlets and a new signature Acura brand color called Andaro Blue.

Press Release

Acura Puts 2015 TLX Performance and Personalization Front and Center at 2014 SEMA Show

  • Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX to debut at SEMA featuring custom styling and performance modifications
  • Acura Racing Spirit alive with radical TLX GT Race Car for Pirelli World Challenge series
  • 2015 Acura TLX features Acura Genuine Accessory package

Acura's 2014 SEMA Show vehicle display will feature three distinct iterations of the hot-selling, all-new Acura TLX luxury performance sedan, with each variant expressing the performance character of the Acura brand and its customization potential.

The display is highlighted by the debut of the Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX, which features custom exterior styling and chassis modifications by Galpin Auto Sports. The Galpin Auto Sports TLX will be joined by the twin-turbo TLX GT Race Car, jointly developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and RealTime Racing, and a 2015 Acura TLX with the Genuine Acura Accessory package.

"The Acura brand has always been about a luxury performance experience, which, of course, includes the look and feel of the product," said Dave Marek, Global Creative Director of Acura Design. "We collaborated with Galpin Auto Sports to help us have some fun in speaking to this fundamental part of Acura DNA and we're excited about what they have helped us create."

Acura's 2014 SEMA Show display will be taking a big step up in prestige with the premiere of a two-tiered exhibit space for show guests. Acura will be hosting media and other special guests on the second tier of the exhibit throughout SEMA Show press days. RealTime Racing's Peter Cunningham also will be in the Acura booth on November 4 with the TLX GT racecar that he campaigns in the Pirelli World Challenge series to talk with SEMA Show attendees.

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