The Honda Integra Type S performance car nameplate is back through the company’s US luxury division, Acura. But Australians aren’t planning to sit side by side with the Civic Type R.
Honda’s U.S. luxury division Acura Civic Type R hot hatch version iconic badge, new 2024 Acura Integra Type S – but Never built into right hand drive vehicles for sale in Australia.
Based on the reimagined five-door Integra hatch unveiled last year, the Integra Type S is a luxury version of the Honda Civic Type R and the third model of the revived Type S sub-brand, now exclusive to Acura. .
Civic type R engine 2.0 liter straight 4 turbo enginecurrently being tuned for development 239kW and 420 Nm – Only 4kW increase compared to Honda.
It matches the same 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive layout as the Type R, even though a 10-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are available on other Acura cars with the same engine.
Drive to the wheels is assisted by a mechanical limited-slip front differential, while there is a unique sports exhaust system that ‘poms’ in the sportiest modes.
The Type S has a wider wheel track (89 mm at the front and 48 mm at the rear versus the normal Integra), a two-axle front suspension claimed to reduce torque steer, and a stiffer Civic. It relies on many of the Type R’s performance upgrades over the Civic. front stabilizer bar.
Instead of Honda’s Comfort, Sport, and +R settings, adaptive suspension with three modes, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+, comes as standard.
Inspired by the NSX supercar, Acura’s exclusive 19-inch gray wheels are fitted with the same 265/30 R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Performance tires found on the Civic Type R Twin.
The brakes are also shared and consist of a 350mm two-piece front rotor with four-piston Brembo calipers and a 305mm rear rotor.
According to Honda USA specs, the Integra Type S is 14kg heavier than the comparable Civic Type R at 1460kg (vs. 1446kg).
The Acura Integra Type S swaps the Civic Type R’s tall rear wing for a black lip spoiler, but the rest of the design is similarly extroverted.
The Type S can be distinguished from the standard Acura Integra by 71mm wider wheel arches, a more aggressive front fascia with black air intakes, a vented aluminum bonnet that improves airflow by 170% and new side skirts.
There’s a new rear bumper that incorporates the Type R-derived triple exhaust tip, Type S badging on the grille, front wheel arches and tailgate, and carbon fiber mirror caps.
A tribute to the late 1990s ‘DC2’ Integra is the ‘INTEGRA’ wordmark embossed on the front and rear bumpers. This detail is shared with the standard new generation Integra
There are 7 colors including tiger eye pearl gold for Type S.
Inside, the Civic Type R’s race-inspired bucket seats and red suede upholstery have been removed in favor of more plush (but sport-oriented) seats trimmed in red, white or black leather and ultrasuede. and equipped with a heater (not available on Type R). ) and Type S embossed
Other highlights include an anodized shift knob with red accents and black ultrasuede boots, a leather or suede steering wheel with red contrast stitching, and various Type S badging. will be
Features shared with the Civic Type R include a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charger, keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, and an array of advanced features. Includes safety technology.
Exclusive to the Integra Type S, however, it includes a heads-up display, 16-speaker ELS Studio premium sound system, heated front seats, and a 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat
of 2024 Acura Integra Type S It is expected to arrive in US showrooms later this year.
However, like most new Acura cars, the new Acura Integra series will not be sold in Australia, as they are made exclusively for left-hand drive cars in the US, not right-hand drive cars like the Civic Type R in Japan. .