Acura Integra Type S Launches This Summer With 320 Horses

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

Acura is cranking the wick – and the whip – on its Integra, caring not one whit what nattering keyboard warriors have to say about the thing having (gasp!) four doors. Y’know, just like the original car did. Go back to your stale popcorn, Seth.

Anyway, we’re glad for any sports-oriented machine that is packing a manual transmission and isn’t the shape of an SUV. 

The company posted this video to YouTube this morning, showing off a trio of exhaust tips and the type of accelerative racket generally associated with hot hatches. Which the Type S is, of course. Acura says the car will make 320 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft of torque from its 2.0L turbo, outstripping its Civic Type R cousin. In capable hands, that model scoots to 60 mph in a hair over 5 seconds before devouring the quarter-mile in less than 14 sweeps of the second hand. The Integra Type S promises to be “paired exclusively” with a six-speed manual transmission.

Other revelations? Red-hued promo teaser shots suggest some sort of fender flare kit will be available, though we’re not going so far as to call it a widebody anything unless it ends up being over 80 inches across and has clearance lights – which it won’t. Still, any visual differentiator is welcomed. Natty ‘Type S’ badges ride high on the car’s front fenders, and a blade-type spoiler juts off the rear hatch. These cues, combined with a triple exhaust tip, mean it is unlikely to be confused with pedestrian trims of the model.

As a reference, the existing Integra makes 200 horses and 192 torques from a 1.5L inline-four, a mill which will be intimately familiar to anyone who’s been behind the wheel of a new Civic or CR-V in the last couple of years. A stick with so-called rev matching guts or a vanilla CVT can be fitted, and a helical limited-slip diff helps sort out power to the road.

We won’t have long to wait. The new Integra Type S, a 2024 model, will be officially revealed next month ahead of the 48th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.

[Images: Acura]

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Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Mar 20, 2023

    Would be very interested, despite the 4 banger, if not for the direct injection garbage.

  • Dougjp Dougjp on Mar 21, 2023

    Finally, luxury/strong performance in a compact size car. Unlike the Civic R, the market for this segment has predominantly automatics buyers. Yet year after year, it appears Acura can't make such a car. They did have a 10 speed with torque (Accord), which counters the thought that they can't make a torque capable automatic.

    Oh well, look elsewhere I guess.

    • FreedMike FreedMike on Mar 21, 2023

      "Finally, luxury/strong performance in a compact size car. "

      That's nothing new, really - Audi has been selling the S3/RS3 for a long time now, and the M version of the BMW 2 is fairly stout.

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