Acura RDX PMC Edition Coming In This Blazing Shade Of Thermal Orange
2021 RDX receives PMC Edition treatment, finished in a stunning Aal Pearl Orange paint
TORRANCE, Calif., SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 – Acura’s best-selling SUV of the past two years gains a healthy dose of NSX supercar DNA with the creation of the 2021 RDX PMC Edition, the fourth hand-assembled vehicle by master technicians at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio. Only 360 units of the RDX PMC Edition will be built for the North American market, each bathed in stunning Thermal Orange Pearl paint shared with the electrified NSX supercar. Top RDX PMC Edition lineup to carry sticker price in the lows of $ 50,000 when the first deliveries to customers start in October.
The RDX PMC Edition is the best-equipped RDX variant, combining the high-end features of the RDX Advance pack with the aggressive and sporty styling cues of the RDX A-Spec. 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels are exclusive to the RDX PMC edition; a body-color grille surround; black chrome exhaust tips; and gloss black treatment for the roof, side mirrors and door handles. As with previous PMC Edition models, Acura Torque Vectoring Super Handling ™ All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®) is standard equipment.
The Thermal Orange Pearl exterior of the RDX PMC Edition is complemented inside by color-matched orange stitching for the seats, center console, door panels, steering wheel and floor mats. Blending A-Spec styling with premium touches from the Advance Package, the RDX PMC Edition features a 10.5-inch color head-up display, 16-way power sport seats trimmed in Ebony Milano leather and Ultrasuede® , a heated steering wheel and heated exterior rear seats.
Bringing RDX PMC Edition to Life
The 2021 Acura RDX follows the unique formula established with the TLX and MDX PMC Edition models. Once the body in white arrives at PMC, every RDX PMC Edition is finished in Thermal Orange Pearl paint, a striking premium paint available on NSX since 2019. The paint is applied using PMC’s advanced robotic paint system in multiple base coats to enhance color intensity. Then, an intermediate layer of gold and orange mica is applied, giving off a pearly effect in the sun. Finally, four coats of varnish are applied to increase the gloss of the paint and protect the finish. Each PMC edition goes through the same meticulous manual inspection process as that of the NSX. The total duration of painting, including drying, is five days.
Immediately after the painting process, PMC master technicians begin manual assembly, starting with the installation of all drivetrain and chassis components, wiring harnesses, and electronics. When complete, the 20 inch PMC Edition wheels, tires and exterior trims are added. The final step in the process is to equip the vehicle with its unique interior including an individually numbered serial plate affixed to the center console of the RDX.
After completing the manual assembly process, each RDX PMC Edition goes through a quality control process identical to NSX, which includes end-of-line testing of complete electronics, expert wheel alignment, dyno testing, a leak test and a final examination of the paint. Before leaving PMC, each vehicle is wrapped in protective film and loaded onto a closed, single-car carrier for transport to an Acura dealership.
RDX PMC US Edition 2021 Feature Summary
Exclusive to RDX PMC Edition
§ Pearl orange thermal paint
§ Unique numbered serial plate from the PMC edition
§ 20 inch gloss black 5 split spoke rims with black lug nuts
§ Gloss black roof panel with panoramic sunroof
§ Glossy black door handles
§ Gloss Black Diamond Pentagon grille with body-color grille surround
§ Gloss black exterior mirrors with automatic dimming
§ Double black chrome exhaust finishes
§ Ebony Milano leather sports seats with black Ultrasuede® inserts and orange stitching
§ Leather-wrapped steering wheel with A-Spec badge and orange stitching
§ Premium floor mats with metal A-Spec badge and orange stitching