1997 Acura Super Handling SLX Restomod Debuts With RDX Hardware


What may look like an SLX in mint condition is actually hiding quite a few secrets as the “SH-AWD” badge at the back denotes this isn’t an ordinary version of Acura’s first SUV. The company’s first all-wheel-drive model has ditched the original AWD system in favor of the more sophisticated Super Handling All-Wheel Drive setup inherited from the current RDX.

Originally introduced back in 2005 on the RL sedan, the SH-AWD system has been implemented in about 1 million vehicles sold by Acura in North America, and now it has found a new home in a 22-year-old SUV derived from an Isuzu Trooper. It works together with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine also borrowed from the RDX, complete with 350 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque following an ECU remap, an upgraded exhaust, and a custom intake.

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