The first vehicle to be designed at Acura's studio in Torrance is going on tour.
Next stop, the W Hotel in Hollywood. The Acura ZDX coupe (prototype pictured, above) will be featured at the event, the third stop on a seven-city tour.
The vehicle was the first to be designed start-to-finish at Acura Design Studio in Torrance, but engineers turned to San Francisco's St. Regis Hotel for some inpiration. The distinctive panoramic glass roof slides down the back of the car, then swings out to the sides near the tail lights.
The vehicle's design story is told -- in pictures and video -- on Acura's website.
Actress Ali Larter and photographer Erik Madigan Heck will be at Friday's event.