Some would say the latest Honda Civic Type R, while plenty rowdy, is more mature than its previous iteration. So, with Acura being the more refined of these two sibling brands, this 2024 Integra Type S should come across a bit more sophisticated than its Type R cousin.

Yet despite that, the Type S is actually tuned to produce a bit more horsepower, 5 to be precise, bringing the total to 320 horsepower. Not surprisingly, it uses the same VTEC 2.0-liter turbo-4 found in the Civic, paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.

Like the Type R, this Type S delivers up to 310 lb-ft of torque. And also just like Honda, Acura did a great job taming all that front-wheel torque; something felt and appreciated on the roads of Ojai, California.
Now something you worry about in a high horsepower front-wheel drive car is torque steer. That’s when you’re accelerating and the front wheels start pulling in either direction so you’re actually steering the car in a way. And Acura says with this dual-axis front suspension, they’re able to cut down on that torque steer and right there… even with a little bit of turn in the wheel here, it’s not pulling me hard at all actually. It’s– I notice a hint of it. You’re going to get some torque steer with 320-horsepower going to the front wheels, but actually a really nice job of mitigating that.

Another part of that is the mechanical limited slip front differential….

The limited-Slip diff, combined with the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires and adaptive dampers, means staying fixed to your favorite backroad is only as much of a chore as you make it. The center-exit exhaust adds little more flow to this soundtrack, featuring extra “snap, crackle and pop” as the Type S chews up asphalt for breakfast.

The 2024 Acura Integra Type S is making its way to dealers now with a starting price near $52,000. We’ll have a more in-depth look at this performance liftback and plenty more Quick Spins… soon!