Acura Type S Concept Previews The Next-gen High Performance Tlx Type S

Acura Type S Concept previews the next-gen high performance TLX Type S

Acura is bringing the Type S badge back with authority. While the Acura Type S Concept is, as its name implies, a concept, it looks and sounds a lot more like a design preview for the next-gen TLX in Type S flavor. Acura says it will debut two Type S performance variants within the next two years. The first will be the TLX, and our guess would be that an RDX Type S will follow. But let's dive into what Acura has given us today. From the company: "The Type S Concept sets the stage for re-introducing Type S performance variants to the Acura line-up after a decade hiatus, and will heavily influence the character of the upcoming, second-generation TLX Type S." If you were hoping for a design and powertrain preview, we're sad to report that Acura is not using this opportunity to showcase the engine coming to the TLX Type S. Not all is lost when it comes to mechanical details, though. This concept rides on 285-width summer tires on all four corners, which is positively huge for an Acura sedan. Four-piston yellow Brembo brake calipers are used, shining brightly through the 21-inch wheels. Instead of the fake vents all over the Civic Type R, Acura says the venting and grille space up front is functional, allowing air to get through to the "high-performance engine and brake package." Though again, we don't know what that high-performance engine will be just yet. Just like other Acura concepts of late, this one is a real looker. Its LED lights in front and back signal a new style for Acura that it calls "Chicane." The shape doesn't resemble much of a chicane in front with the DRLs/turn indicators, but it's much more plausible for the taillights. While the headlights may look a lot like those on the NSX, Acura says this fixture is the debut of its new four-lamp "Jewel Eye" LED lamps. Instead of squares, we get rectangular eyes, and they look even cooler than before. You'll notice a bunch of elements scattered throughout that look a little bit like carbon fiber. Acura says it's forged carbon, and it's visible on the front splitter, along the front vents, side sills, wheels, rear spoiler and rear diffuser area. While not as flashy as glossy carbon fiber, it looks even better in the photos we're scrutinizing here. The stunning blue paint is also special. Acura calls it "Double Apex Blue Pearl," and it uses nano pigments and a color-infused clear coat to enhance the appearance. The hue pays homage to the blue TL Type S offered in the 2007 and 2008 model years. If you want to see it sparkle in person, it'll be shown at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering on Friday and at the Pebble Beach Concours on Sunday.

Dancer Miyako Yoshida Gives Final Performance

Dancer Miyako Yoshida gives final performance

Japanese ballet dancer Miyako Yoshida has wrapped up her career with a final performance in Tokyo.

Yoshida danced as a principal with Britain's Royal Ballet for 22 years. She was the first Japanese woman to reach the company's highest rank.

Upcoming Sony Rx100 Vii Could Have Af Performance On Par With The Sony A9

Upcoming Sony RX100 VII Could Have AF Performance On Par With The Sony A9

Compact cameras don’t get a lot of love these days because for the most part, the majority of our phones can actually do a pretty good job that in some cases can be better than regular compact cameras. However, as always, there are outliers, and Sony’s RX100 series of compacts are some of them.

The camera is a favorite amongst YouTubers and those who are looking for a small camera that offers up high performance, and it seems that Sony is working on a successor in the form of the Sony RX100 VII. According to a report from Camera Nokishita, they claim that one of the highlight features of the upcoming RX100 VII is that it will feature the “world’s fastest autofocus” for a camera with a 1-inch sensor.

Toyota Supra Trd Performance Line Concept To Be Revealed In Japan

Toyota Supra TRD Performance Line Concept to be revealed in Japan

A Toyota Supra TRD Concept is on its way, and we only have to wait till February 9 to see it. Officially named the Toyota GR Supra Performance Line Concept TRD (that's the last time we'll say that, too) it looks like a racy Supra with a big ol' wing hanging out the back.

All we have to go on is the sketch of the car's silhouette, which looks pretty good. The folks over at TRD generally bring more to the party than just aesthetic updates, though. We'll be intrigued to see if any significant power is added to the equation, possibly enough to bring it in line with the BMW Z4's 382 horsepower? Maybe we're dreaming. Aero, brake and suspension enhancements are most likely a given. The sketch is definitely exaggerating how low to the ground it'll ultimately stand, but we're still excited to see how Toyota chooses to modify the Supra first.

Lexus F Performance Suv Could Be In The Works

Lexus F performance SUV could be in the works

Amid the wave of SUVs and crossovers that has crashed down on the industry, several high-performance sporting SUVs have washed up and started to fill a separate growing niche. It's an idea that Lexus is contemplating, according to a new report, with a possible F-branded utility vehicle focusing on either on- or off-road specialties.

At the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida, Motor1 learned that incorporating a crossover or SUV into Lexus' F performance division has been under "active discussion." That doesn't necessarily mean a hotted-up utility vehicle, however. According to the report, F could translate to a different type of performance on the SUV, specifically for off-road capabilities.