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The Acura TLX Type S aims at Pikes Peak with turbocharged 355-horse V-6

Acura has kept hush-hush about the output of its new 3.0-liter V-6 destined for the TLX Type S, but now, it's dropped the stats in a release detailing its 2020 Pikes Peak Hill Climb entries. Acura's Type S "development prototype," helmed by Nick Robinson, will tackle the 12.5-mile hill climb on August 30 with 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque—a healthy bump over the outgoing, naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6's 290 hp and 267 lb-ft. Backing the turbocharged mill will be Acura's new 10-speed automatic, which will feed the grunt through its fourth-generation SH-AWD system.


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