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Acura Precision Concept a design template for future models (pictures)

At the Detroit auto show, Acura illustrated its new Alluring Modern Edge design language with the Acura Precision Concept.

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Acura unveiled its new concept, called the Acura Precision Concept, here at the Detroit auto show.

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This concept shows off a new direction for design, which Acura calls "Alluring Modern Edge."

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According to designer Dave Marek, this concept will shape all future Acura models.

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It takes some of the cues seen on the new NSX and applies them to a sedan-bodied car.

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Rather than a typical sedan, this concept shows off more stylistic flourishes.

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Acura calls this grille a "diamond pentagon."

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The wheels are specifically called out as oversized by Acura, an element that could find its way into a future model.

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Instead of the "Jewel Eye" LED headlights of current Acura models, these are called "Jewel Constellation."

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The back of the cab tapers in, while the back glass includes contoured shapes.

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"Floating" appears frequently in Acura's terminology for this concept, such as these floating taillights.

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Acura describes the rear seating area as a lounge, with floating seats.

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A new concept for Acura's dashboard electronics involves a touchpad below the start button.

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Acura says the steering wheel is "race-inspired."

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