Driven to Be Different: 2021 Acura TLX

The 2021 TLX’s bold styling sets a new benchmark for performance sedans. Aimed at independent drivers who want to make a statement, the low, wide stance, influenced by the revolutionary Type S Concept and the Acura Precision Concept, gives the TLX a formidable, muscular appearance and hints at the driving excitement you’ll experience behind the wheel.

Proudly different from run-of-the-mill competitors, the new TLX sport sedan starts with a more upright Diamond Pentagon grille flanked by next-generation Jewel Eye LED headlights and bright-white LED daytime running lights. The TLX’s sleek side profile uses an array of angled surfaces to create stunning highlights and accentuate its muscular rear wheel arches. These lead into a rear section that features a shorter overhang, an upswept rear decklid, LED taillights, and exposed dual exhaust outlets.

Inside, the TLX has a high and wide center tunnel, along with a wraparound instrument panel, to create a

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2021 GMC Canyon AT4 made more capable with Off-Road Performance Edition

GMC’s Canyon received the brand’s off-road-oriented AT4 grade at the start of the year, but for serious off-roaders GMC has a new package that makes the mid-size pickup even more capable once the pavement ends.

Called the Off-Road Performance Edition, the pack is designed exclusively for the Canyon AT4 and enhances the truck’s ground clearance and underbody protection.

The Canyon AT4 is already well sorted with its off-road-tuned suspension, Eaton G80 locking rear differential, 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, and transfer case skid plate. The new Off-Road Performance Edition pack builds on this by adding a suspension leveling kit that, together with the removal of the lower front air dam, improves the truck’s approach angle by more than 35% to nearly 30 degrees.

The pack also adds additional underbody protection including rocker panel protectors and aluminum skid plates. The skid plates are made from 5/32-inch aluminum and help protect the

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A Brief History of One of Racing’s Most Famous Color Schemes

Gulf Livery: The Timeless Orange and Blue Race Car Livery with Global Fame

Catapulted to icon status by the golden age of motorsports in the 1960s, the Gulf Oil livery is easily one of the most respected and globally recognized race-car liveries in all of motorsports.

Having already picked up back-to-back wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 and 1967, the relentless Ford GT40 dressed in the Gulf livery collected two more consecutive Le Mans titles from 1968-69. Afterward, the undisputed “King of Cool” Steve McQueen starred in the 1971 feature-length film Le Mans, in which he played race car driver Michael Delaney behind the wheel of one of two Gulf-liveried Porsche 917Ks. Indeed, the 3707 Zenith Blue and 357 Tangerine colors famously adorned the Porsche 917K and Ford GT40, themselves a pair of motorsports legends.

Gulf Livery: The Grumman G-22

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