Recently spotted at the Nürburgring is this prototype sedan, identified by the European press as the next-generation Honda Legend - sold in the U.S. as the Acura RL.
The current Acura RL has conservative, upright styling with a tall front grille, flat roofline, and a traditional boxy shape. Even though the prototype is heavily disguised, one can clearly see the all-new, stylish shape of the new RL. Note the low front hoodline and the very rounded shape of the front end. Also note the very short trunk lid, giving the car a sporty "long hood, short trunk" style. The low-profile tires on large aluminum wheels hint at a transformation from conservative to sporty for the new RL.
There is speculation that the new RL may upgrade from V-6 engines to V-8, or that it may go from front-wheel drive to four-wheel drive, but these are just unconfirmed rumors at this time. The new model is expected as a 2005 model.