Acura is a luxury car brand that is known for producing high-performance vehicles. The company has a long history of producing some of the fastest cars on the market. Whether it’s a sports car or a sedan, Acura has a reputation for creating vehicles that are both powerful and refined.
Many of their models are equipped with advanced engines and advanced technology that helps to boost performance. From the moment you get behind the wheel of an Acura, you can feel the power and precision that goes into every vehicle. If you’re looking for a car that can deliver a thrilling driving experience, then you can’t go wrong with an Acura.
Here are 10 of the fastest Acura cars ever made.
10. Acura Integra Type-R
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The Acura Integra Type-R is a high-performance version of the Acura Integra that was produced from 1997 to 2001. It is known for its sharp handling, powerful engine, and sporty design. The Type-R was powered by a 1.8-liter VTEC four-cylinder engine that produced 195 horsepower, which made it one of the most powerful cars in its class at the time.
It also featured several other performance enhancements, such as a close-ratio manual transmission, a stiffer suspension, and lightweight alloy wheels. The Type-R was only available in a three-door hatchback body style, and it was widely considered one of the best-handling front-wheel drive cars of its time.
Did You Know:
The Type-R had a limited production run and was only sold in select markets, which has made it a highly sought-after collector’s item.
9. Acura RDX
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The 2013 Acura RDX is a compact luxury crossover Sle with a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 273 horsepower. It was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and had available all-wheel drive.
The RDX was praised for its powerful engine, smooth ride, and spacious interior. It also received good fuel economy ratings for its class, with an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive. Other notable features of the 2013 Acura RDX included a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera, and a user-friendly infotainment system.
8. Acura RL
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The 2011 Acura RL was the brand’s second attempt in the luxury performance sedan class. The RL was Acura’s premier sedan, powered primarily by a 3.7-liter V6 producing 300 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque.
It was equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and SH-AWD (Super Handling AWD), which allowed the sedan to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.
7. Acura TSX
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The 2010 Acura TSX sports sedan was available with an inline-4 or a V6 engine. The latter engine was added to make the TSX competitive and powerful enough for the luxury sports sedan market. The V6 engine developed 280 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque and came standard with a 5-speed automated transmission.
The 2010 TSX V6 could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds in this configuration.
6. Acura 3.2 CL
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The 2003 Acura 3.2 CL was a sedan-based coupe aimed at those looking for a luxury sports coupe. The 3.2 CL was available in two trim levels: base and Type-S. The Type-S was the most powerful and fastest, with a 3.2-liter V6 producing 360 horsepower and 23 lb-ft of torque. The 3.2 CL Type-S coupe reached 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
5. Acura TLX
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The 2015 Acura TLX is the brand’s successor to the TL sedan, and as such, it is an entirely new mid-size sports sedan. It had two engines: a 206 horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-4 and a 290 hp, 3.5-liter V6. The latter comes equipped with a 9-speed automatic transmission with FWD or SH-AWD.
The TLX with the V6 and SH-AWD was the fastest, reaching 0-60 MPH in 5.8 seconds.
4. Acura MDX
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The 2022 Acura MDX is a three-row Acura SUV that is the first to receive the Type S treatment. The 2019 MDX Type S is driven by a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, two-tenths of a second faster than the standard MDX SUV (0-60 MPH time of 5.7 seconds).
3. Acura TL
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The 2012 Acura TL was the fourth iteration of the brand’s performance luxury sedan. The TL was a benchmark for Acura in the performance sedan segment, with two engine options: a 280 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 and a 305 hp, 3.7-liter V6.
The 2012 TL achieved a 0-60 MPH sprint in 5.3 seconds while powered by the larger V6 and equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission transferring power to the SH-AWD system.
2. Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
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The 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is a full-size luxury sedan equipped with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and three electric motors producing 377 horsepower. It was paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and had all-wheel drive.
The RLX Sport Hybrid was praised for its smooth ride, spacious interior, and advanced technology features. In addition, it received good fuel economy ratings for its class, with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Other notable features of the 2019 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid included a rearview camera, a GPS-linked climate control system, and a premium audio system.
1. Acura NSX
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The 2022 Acura NSX is the fastest Acura car ever made. It was given a proper send-off with the Type S limited-run model in its final year of manufacture. Acura just produced 350 units of this model. The NSX Type S can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.7 seconds thanks to a 573 hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and three electric motors.
The Acura TLX comes standard with a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and SH-AWD.
Did You Know:
When considering Acura’s resurrection, the Acura NSX, also known as ‘New Sports eXperimental,’ emerged as the brand’s savior. The NSX was the first supercar to include these features. It was also the first vehicle made entirely of aluminum. Furthermore, the Acura NSX was labeled as an “Everyday Supercar” and was one of the first hybrid vehicles.