SEMA: Acura Street Performance ILX had an unfortunate smelting accident

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Acura Street Performance ILX

There’s a fun cliche for all-black cars based on an old Chevrolet Impala SS advertisement – “Lord Vader, your car is ready.” It’s been reproduced seemingly every time an automaker comes out with a menacing, black car. This Acura Street Performance ILX is for a different movie villain, though. Its advertisement should read, “Goldmember, your car is ready.”

Yes, this is a matte gold car, and would probably be lusted after by that freaky deeky Dutch villain. And while it’s easy to poke fun at the car’s paint job, we’re actually quite impressed with what Acura and MAD Industries have done with the car’s mechanicals. The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine has been boosted to 250 horsepower at the front wheels, thanks to a CT Engineering supercharger and an ECU reflash. A CT Engineering intake adds to the grunt, as does a new, prototype Greddy exhaust.

The car rides on 19-inch Nitto NT05 Max tires and TSW Max wheels, while Tein Super Street coilovers and a Stoptech big brake kit make the compact Acura a bit more controllable. Outside the car, an Acura Accessories body kit has been fitted, while the cabin sports a CT Engineering short shift kit, and a few other items from the Acura catalog.

Take a look above for the entire gallery of live images of the Street Performance ILX from the 2013 SEMA Show and a press release from Acura.

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