2024 Acura Integra Type S revealed in full
The 2024 Acura Integra Type S makes its public debut this weekend at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in California, which hosts the IndyCar and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races.
Acura claims it’s the most powerful, best-performing Integra ever. It boasts a turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC four-cylinder pumping out 320 horsepower, which is five horses more than the Civic Type R with which it shares the engine. The standard gearbox is a close-ratio, rev-matching six-speed manual transmission, and stopping hardware includes four-piston Brembo front disc brakes.
The car features a substantially wider stance than the Integra A-Spec thanks to 2.8-inch blistered fenders housing 19-inch lightweight 10-spoke wheels and 265/30 R19 Michelin Pilot Sport summer tires. There’s also limited-slip differential and performance-tuned Adaptive Damper System. Curb weight comes in at 3219 pounds, which is 31 above the Civic’s 3188 pounds
The less restrictive, straight-through exhaust design is said to provide an authoritative exhaust note through triple outlets. Thanks to its active exhaust valve, the Integra Type S promises a distinct auditory experience in each driving mode, and when it’s time to crank it up, Honda says, “Sport+ mode turns it up to 11 with show-stopping ‘pops and bangs.’”
“The new Acura Integra Type S puts turbocharged Type S performance and design at the gateway to our brand,” said Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President, Acura National Sales. “The new Integra just won the 2023 North American Car of the Year award and Integra Type S builds upon its incredible performance with significant enhancements to all elements of the driving experience without compromising interior refinement or daily drivability.”
Inside, there’s a 10.2-inch Acura Precision Cockpit Driver Information Interface, a 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless phone charging and a head-up display. A 16-speaker, 530-watt ELS premium audio system delivers “studio-quality sound.”
The Acura Integra Type S is built at the Marysville facility in Ohio. It goes on sale in June, and we expect it to come at a considerable MSRP premium compared with the $43,990 Honda Civic Type R.
I really like the looks of this, especially as someone who was in high school when Integras were new and incredibly cool. However, this is going to be ~$50k + dealer greed. That’s Supra, Z, or if you need 4 doors, a GR86 + another $20k used sedan money. Someone could also spend a little more and get a CT4-V Blackwing. I struggle to think of spending that much money on a FWD car, when such incredible RWD manual options are right in that same price window.
Blackwing with just some options will run about $25K more, loaded with more options probably $40-50K more.
I guess it depends on what you need it for. I already have a rwd manual sports car. So to me the blackwing is the only competitor in your list. I guess it’ll come down to which car has the least markup.