Maybe it’s the Ja Rule CD jammed in our Alpine head unit talking, but we really like the Acura Integra around here.
And when Acura revealed that it was bringing the nameplate back a few years ago, it got us excited about the potential for a more performance-oriented Integra tagging along.
So yeah, when an Integra Type S was rumored to be in development, we were on full alert.
And now that it’s here, the Type S is bringing the goods—due in large part to the 320 horsepower turbo four poached from the Honda Civic Type R. (That’s a bump of over 100 hp from a base Integra, if you’re keeping track at home.)
The 2.0L powerplant also makes 310 lb.-ft. of torque at a very usable 2,600 to 4,000 rpm.
Since Acura’s all about the driving experience, that power gets sent through a six-speed manual transmission with a nifty rev-matching capability.
Better still, the Integra Type S carries a helical limited slip differential—a part that’s worth its weight in gold in any high power FWD vehicle like this.
Honda says the Type S is wider and slightly lower than a base Acura Integra, and benefits from an active damping system that controls the suspension’s handling characteristics. Massive 13.8 inch Brembo brakes up front and 12 inch rotors out back help bring the party to a halt.
The new 2024 Integra Type S will be built exclusively at Honda’s Marysville Auto Plant in Marysville, Ohio and Acura says it’ll go on sale in June of 2023.
Looks like a test drive