Acura Flaunts Integra Type S; Launches in JuneApril 11, 2023
Acura has officially unveiled the 2024 Integra Type S, slated for a public debut this weekend at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The Integra Type S digital reveal has given us a pretty good look at what this performance liftback is all about. It’s wider, more powerful, and packed with plenty of goodies that’ll make any enthusiast smile.
We’ve reported a tad on the impending Type S over the last few months, and much of that info has remained the same. This souped-up version of the Integra still boasts 320 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder VTEC engine, slightly more than its Honda cousin, the latest Civic Type R. This is paired up with a limited slip differential and only a 6-speed manual transmission, channeling power down to the front wheels– special 19-inch wheels wrapped in 265/30R19 Michelin Pilot 4S summer tires, in fact.
Behind those wheels are Brembo 4-piston front calipers gripping 13.8-inch two-piece front rotors and 12.0-inch rear rotors (growths of 1.5-inches and 0.9-inches respectively). Sheathing these wider wheels is a flared body, emanating an even more aggressive presence and planted stance.
According to Acura, every body panel forward of the A-pillars is Type S-unique. The front fascia and larger open-surface grille are not only a visual nod to the vehicle’s enhanced performance– they also contribute to it by increasing airflow by 170 percent. There’s also additional ducts embedded within, aiding in brake cooling under intense driving. The rear end features a revised look: A new gloss black diffuser makes way for the three center-mounted exhaust tips, while a matching decklid spoiler is said to intensify downforce. The exhaust, by the way, is active valve and customizable with each driving mode– “Sport+” should provide the most “snap, crackle, pop” for your enthusiast ears, and the various modes will also optimize the characteristics of the Adaptive Damper System.
As expected, the interior keeps up the high-performance, yet high-trimmed experience with heated front sport seats finished with Ultrasuede inserts and firmer bolstering. Technology consists of a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 10.2-inch instrumental panel, and a 16-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D sound system.
The only spec missing here is the price, something we expect to find out as we get closer to launch. Expect the 2024 Acura Integra Type S to launch off the line and into showrooms this June.