Published on April 12th, 2023 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
INTEGRA Type S Will Be Built In America And Not For ASEAN
This Acura Integra Type S Is The Most Powerful and Engaging Integra Ever
At the heart of the Acura Integra Type S is a high-revving DOHC turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC engine with direct injection, unique throttle tuning for quick throttle response and 33 percent greater displacement than the Integra’s standard 1.5-liter engine.
With 320 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm and 420Nm of torque from 2,600 to 4,000 rpm, which is an increase of 120hp over the standard Integra, this the Type S model has both class-leading power and a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of just 10.1 pounds per horsepower.
A new high-flow exhaust system, exclusive to the Acura Integra Type S, unleashes the full potential of the award-winning 2.0-liter turbocharged (K20C1) engine.
In combination with software tuning, it gives the 4-cylinder engine its highest-ever horsepower rating in North America, and a class-leading specific output of 160 hp/liter.
The less restrictive straight-through exhaust design also enhances the driving experience with a stirring Type S-exclusive exhaust note. Thanks to an active exhaust valve, Integra Type S delivers a distinct auditory experience in each driving mode, and when it’s time to crank it up, Sport+ mode turns it up to 11 with show stopping “pops and bangs” for the most engaging experience possible.
Acura is known for making great shifting manual transmissions, and the Integra Type S features the only manual transmission in its class, a precise, short-throw 6-speed with an automatic rev-matching system for an intimate and rewarding connection with the driver. A standard helical-type limited-slip differential (LSD) puts the engine’s substantial power to the pavement effectively.
High Performance Chassis Dynamics
For ultimate road holding and high-speed stability, Acura Integra Type S features an innovative dual-axis front suspension design and significantly wider front and rear tracks than the standard Integra (+3.5 inches in the front and +1.9 inches in the rear). The dual-axis system also greatly reduces torque steer, primarily through a 0.75-inch reduction in steering axis offset. A thicker (+2 mm) 29.0 mm front stabilizer bar improves response.
Tuned exclusively for the Acura Integra Type S is a standard Adaptive Damper System (ADS). Controlled through the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), with distinct damping characteristics in Comfort, Sport and Sport+ driving modes. The specially tuned ADS provides precise control of ride and handling with optimized damping curves to suit driving conditions.
Lightweight 19 x 9.5-inch Shark Gray alloy wheels, with a new 10-spoke, NSX Type S-inspired design, are substantially larger yet 2 lbs. lighter than the 18-inch Integra A-Spec wheels. The new wheels are wrapped in sticky 265/30 R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S high-performance summer tires.
For exceptional braking performance, Acura Integra Type S employs massive 13.8-inch two-piece front rotors (+1.5 inches than the standard Integra) and Brembo® 4-piston monobloc aluminum calipers. Larger rear rotors measure 12.0-inches in diameter (+0.9 inches). Functional ducts in the front fascia improve brake cooling performance by routing air to the front rotors.
Premium High-Performance Interior Experience
The driver-focused cabin of the Acura Integra Type S features four-position seating, premium materials and exclusive Type S high-performance details. Front Sport seats with perforated Ultrasuede inserts and firmer seat bolsters better hold the body during high-G cornering. Perforated leather with colored stitching covers the steering wheel and the Type S-specific shifter knob, which is dark anodized and topped with a racy red shift pattern.
A black Ultrasuede shift boot with colored stitching continues the high-performance theme. Type S logos appear on the steering wheel, shifter boot surround and the front seat headrests.
For an elevated level of everyday comfort and refinement, the high-performance Integra Type S also features class-leading standard technology, including 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 STUDIO 3D premium audio system delivers a powerful listening experience with studio-quality sound.
For its two rear seat passengers, Acura Integra Type S offers class-leading rear seat legroom (37.4 inches), a benefit of its long wheelbase. To support active lifestyles, Integra’s class-exclusive five-door body style also gives it a distinct edge in cargo capacity compared to its rivals, with 24.3 cubic-feet of cargo space behind its 60/40 split rear seatbacks, which fold flat to greatly expand the available space to carry larger gear like a mountain bike or surf boards.
Standard safety and driver assistive equipment includes Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, advanced driver and front passenger airbag technology specifically designed to cradle the head and reduce the risk of brain injuries, especially in offset collisions, front knee airbags, rear outboard side impact airbags and the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver assistive technologies.