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The 2014 Acura RLX Driven by Passion Tour opens the Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair

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A test drive on a closed course designed to highlight drivability, luxury features, performance and active safety elements of the 2014 Acura RLX awaits those who attend the VIP Opening Night Preview of the Palm Springs Fine Arts Fair on Thursday, February 13. The immersive ride and drive event was created to introduce people to the RLX, Acura’s flagship luxury vehicle.

The 2014 RLX is the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced sedan to be introduced by Acura. Powered by a direct-inject V6 engine, the RLX boasts 310 horsepower. Larger than the previous RL model, the RLX integrates many distinctive design features including what Acura calls Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. Unlike other luxury sedans, the RLX’s unique headlights enhance the automobile’s modern and distinctive appearance while providing outstanding light distribution and improved down-the-road illumination.

Also on hand at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair VIP Preview Night will be the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. Recently introduced at the L.A. Auto Show, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD offers 377 horsepower and is the first vehicle to deploy Acura’s new three-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The system combines a highly efficient, direct-injected V-6 engine with an all-new, Acura-designed, 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor and an electrically powered variant of Acura's highly regarded torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

Acura is a major sponsor of the Palm Springs Art Fair which is in its third year. The Art Fair showcases works from over 60 galleries and anticipates more than 12,000 people will attend. Events include exhibitors, home tours, panel discussions, and artist receptions. The Opening Night Preview Party gives attendees the chance to acquire important works of art, presented by prominent galleries form around the nation and Europe. Partygoers have the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and hors d oeuvres, conversation and a chance to meet art world luminaries. The Opening Night is designed to introduce art patrons of all levels to a selected group of some of the most innovative and respected galleries in the country. The event benefits the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Tickets to the Opening Night Preview Party showcasing the Acura RLX, The Palm Springs Art Fair, and selected events are available online at



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