For a long time Acura looked for a way to attract younger customers again and generally grow the number of overall customers they had. Part of his strategy was to revive the high-performance models that many fell in love with in the 90s. That is why after some time of waiting we have a return to the Acura Integra Type S 2024.
The more refined brother of the Honda Civic Type R
If you did not know, Acura is the luxury brand of HondaAmong them they share many mechanical elements, software and even production facilities. So it’s no surprise that both the Civic and Integra share the same platformengines and much more.
In the case of the Integra Type S we have the same engine as the Civic Type R, being a 2.0 liter turbo 4 cylinder. However, in the Integra Type S, it is 5 hp more powerful to reach the 320 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The difference is minimal, although unfortunately it is somewhat neutralized by knowing that the Integra Type S is 14kg heavier than the Civic Type R.
Both have the same wheelbase, Brembo 4-piston brakes up front and adaptive dampers. Even the two will only be offered with front-wheel drive and 6-speed manual gearbox with limited slip differential.
Although the brand did not detail it, it is almost a fact that the Integra Type S will receive a fine tunning something different from that of the Civic Type R, so that the Acura model is something more in the style of a grand tourer, while the Civic remains the ideal option for the most purists who enjoy going to circuits.
The differences go more in the aesthetic and the refinement that the Integra will have on the Civic. In this case the 19″ wheels of the Integra are inspired by those of the NSX Type S from a couple of years ago. It also gets wider splashes, scooped hood, more aggressive fascia, sport-cut bumper, triple exhaust, and a small blower.
Optionally it can carry several inserts of carbon fiberand even copper-finish wheels that are 900 grams lighter than traditional ones.
Inside it gets sporty seats, a steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and some other minor changes to make it look sportier. The 9″ screenthe 10.2″ digital instrument cluster, ELS 3D audio systemthe complete suite of driving assistance, among others.
The Integra Type S has yet to be confirmed for Mexico, although if it is offered here we expect a label above or close to $1 million pesos, since the traditional variant of the Integra has a cost of $819,900.