The Honda Civic Si and the fun-loving Acura Integra share the same engine. Since the 300+ horsepower Type R serves as the Si’s larger sibling, it was anticipated that Acura would ultimately develop a sister model for it as well. It has now been verified. The first teaser for the future Acura Integra Type S 2024 with 300+ HP was released by Acura on Monday. The car company only revealed that its 2.0-liter, turbocharged I4 engine produces more than 300 hp and that it only works with a 6-speed manual transmission as well as a limited-slip differential.
The arrival of the 2024 Integra Type S with 300+ HP, Acura’s high-performance variant of the new Integra, is now officially confirmed for the summer of 2024. The Integra Type S is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that shares its turbo-charged 2.0-liter inline-four, front wheel drive design, and 6 manual transmissions with the CTR, although not sporting the same red Type R badge just like its hard core Honda Civic hot hatch stablemate.
The Integra Type S prototype, shown here in camouflage, is less garish than the Type R since it lacks a massive rear wing and has few aesthetic differences from the Integra’s basic model. There are 3 exhaust points out back, the bodywork is broader, and the wheels but also tires are bigger.
Acura is being painfully evasive regarding the precise technical specifications of the Acura Integra Type S 2024 with 300+ HP, while allowing a few media outlets to drive a prototype on two laps around like an oval in Japan. But the news is that it will only be offered with a 6 manual transmission, a genuine limited-slip differential, and “a high revving 2.0-liter VTEC turbo-charged engine” that is obviously a K-series engine from the CTR and produces over 300 horsepower (304 PS).
We don’t know exactly the amount of power it will produce than the 300-hp threshold. There is no practical reason why Integra, that uses the same base as the Civic and generates 315 horsepower (319 PS) its North American trim, can’t produce the same amount of power. However, there can be a business explanation. Honda’s performance flagship, the Civic Type R, may not be pleased if an Integra outperforms it, especially if it wears Type S branding rather than Type R.
The Integra begins at $30,800, but to get a six-speed manual gearbox, you must choose the A-Spec package, which means spending at least $35,800 to acquire a clutch pedal. Depending on the $43,990 Honda expects for 2023 Civic Type R, the Type S will most likely cost about $10k more than that, but we won’t know for sure until closer to the Integra’s summer 2023 on-sale date.
It’s official: Acura is developing a brand-new, very quick Acura Integra Type S 2024. There aren’t many details available, but we do know that the next Integra Type-S will have a limited-slip differential, a six-speed manual transmission, and more than 300 horsepower. Although Acura’s official images are tightly disguised, you can still make out a lot of elements from what appears to be the pinnacle of Honda hatchbacks.
The Acura still has a five-door design, but huge, broad haunches as well as a body package give this hatchback a more premium appearance. The Integra Type S sports a tri-tip exhaust positioned in the exact middle of the vehicle, identical to the Honda Civic Type R. There isn’t a massive boy-racer such as the Civic Type R. Similar to the Civic Type R, that Integra has a sizable boy-racer rear wing, however this might change if the car is put into production.
The Acura Integra Type S 2024 has separated itself from Civic beginnings with aesthetics, handling calibration, as well as an overall premium attitude and luxury focus that aren’t evident in the basic Civic, while sharing the majority of its mechanical components with the Honda Civic.