We drove a pre-production version of the 2007 TL Type-S provided by Acura, meaning that it was an early build model and not destined for your local dealer. As such, we won’t pass judgment on the car’s build quality, but we can report on all other aspects, including how it was equipped and the price. Our Carbon Bronze tester was the variant with high-performance tires, which equates to a base price of $38,995 including a $670 destination charge. Given that our car was delivered without any of Acura’s dealer-installed options (there are no factory options), that sticker price represented the final sum. Our editors logged about 500 miles on the Type-S throughout Southern California.