Acura Integra Type S Outmuscles Civic Type R

320 HP, 310 lb-ft of Torque Range-Topper

As we advance towards the unveiling of the Integra Type S, Acura has officially initiated its teaser campaign regarding the latest Type S model, securing that it will have a greater amount of power than the Civic Type R – from which it is derived. Alongside the initial unauthorized photos of the car, Acura published its power outputs as derived from the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine: 320 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque – an increase of 5 hp over the Civic Type R.

As opposed to its conventional counterpart (featuring 200 hp and 192 lb-ft produced by a 1.5L turbo four-cylinder engine), the Integra Type S demonstrates the highest leap in output for any model of this kind, with upsurges of 120 hp and 118 lb-ft.

For the best possible driving experience, a six-speed manual transmission is still the only option available, transferring power evenly through a limited-slip differential to the front axle.

Accompanying the release is an accompanying video, granting us a listen to the full strength of its 320 horsepower accompanied by pleasingly loud bursts of pops on overrun. It also grants us a fleeting look of the eye-catching and signature Tiger Eye Pearl paint that you can find on other Type S derivatives.

2024 Acura Integra Type S Teased With More Power Than Civic Type R

Compared to its Honda-branded variation, the Integra Type S will have far bolder bodywork that will prominently set it apart from other models.

Teaser pictures intimate beefed out wheel openings in front and behind, as well as a carbon fiber spoiler on the tailgate. Carbon fiber additions occur on the side-view mirrors too, including a colored band along the middle. A distinct diffuser at the back has been made to house the sporty threesome of exhaust exits.

Notable features that have been made evident comprise Type S insignias on the wings, together with five-spoke wheels which we anticipate to be similar to the 19-inch units found in the Type R. Whether this specific Integra Type S will come equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires as stock is still under discussion.

It wouldn’t be logical for the Integra Type S to go up against the Civic Type R. Considering its more luxurious image, it’s been speculated that the forthcoming Acura will step in as a refined yet swift sports sedan.

We reckon the Type S will have an estimated worth somewhere between $45,000 and $50,000. Initially, we had conjectured that such a price with no added power would be disappointing; however, the additional horsepower it has now been confirmed to possess may counter balance some of the bulk and legitimize its higher rate than the $42,895 Civic Type R.

The extraordinary maneuverability and potency of the Civic Type R bodes very well for the Integra Type S, likely to provide a brilliant independent suspension. There won’t be long to observe it, with Acura anticipated to unmask the Integra at the upcoming Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach happening in April.

Enthusiasts may have been discouraged by the new Integra, however, we suspect that the upcoming Type S will bring joy to even the most particular customers. With its gratifying manual transmission and exquisite front-wheel drive frame in comparison to tedious German AWD automatic alternatives, the Integra Type S is likely to be atop its superior category from the get go.

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