Acura is giving its top-selling SUV a dose of NSX supercar DNA with the creation of the 2021 RDX PMC Edition, a vehicle hand-assembled by master technicians at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio.

Only 30 units will be built for the North American market, each bathed in PPG’s Thermal Orange Pearl paint, shared with the electrified NSX supercar. Deliveries begin in November.

Exclusive to the RDX PMC Edition are other special coatings: gloss black alloy wheels; a body color grille surround; black chrome exhaust finishers; and gloss-black treatment for the roof, side mirrors and door handles.

Once the body-in-white arrives at PMC, each RDX PMC Edition is finished in the Thermal Orange Pearl paint, a premium paint offered on NSX since 2019. The paint is applied using PMC’s advanced robotic paint system in multiple base coats to enhance color intensity. Next, a mid-coat of gold and orange mica is applied, giving off a pearlescent effect in the sunlight. Lastly, four layers of clearcoat are applied to increase the paint’s luster and protect the finish. The total time in paint, including curing, is five days.