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"Let’s get the stock TLX out of the way first. The AWD street car is fun to drive on the track. Even though it has a nine-speed automatic transmission -- which we’ve had problems with previously -- we found the shifting logic in Sport Plus mode to be perfect for attacking corners slowly and coming out fast. We didn’t have to touch the paddle shifters at all, and usually we do that no matter how good the slushbox is. By the way, Acura told us that it’s done putting manual transmissions in its cars, at least for now. The take rate is running less than 5 percent.

The body exhibits a medium amount of roll, in line with what we expect from a near-luxury sports sedan, but the optional Michelin Pilot Super Sport XL tires surprised with their quiet yet grippy behavior. The brakes showed no signs of fade, though admittedly we were just biding our time until we suited up for the real action."



Race car review: We put the Acura TLX GT to the test | Autoweek
 

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That's quite the experience they've went through with the GT car, closest i've been to that was riding shotgun in a professional drift car.

It's insight like what they provided that makes you appreciate what the drivers of these cars go through in races, one of them being this:

On the track, we were blown away by how easy the electric power steering was. The suede-covered wheel felt super light on center, though some of that had to do with the power. It only tightened up a bit in the corners. The throttle was similarly light. The weight of our foot would push it down to the floor if we let it. But we didn’t, considering the car felt plenty fast at half throttle. It took skill even to keep the car straight. The TLX GT wiggled on hard acceleration, and weaved too; we had to counter with the steering wheel constantly. It must have looked a little like a drunk taking the family truckster out for a Sunday drive.
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