2024 Acura Integra Type S Coupe Is a Digital Ode to the Original

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Acura has graced the car world with a new Integra Type S. The order books for the 2024 model opened earlier this week, roughly two months after the official unveiling of the model that builds on the Honda Civic Type R.
You can consider it a four-door version of the hot hatch with a bit more power, 320 instead of 315 hp (325-319 ps/239-235 kW). The thrust stands at 310 lb-ft (420 Nm), and everything is channeled to the front-wheel drive through a six-speed manual gearbox. The extra oomph was necessary to compensate for the added ballast, as the Acura is 31 pounds (14 kg) heavier than the Honda.

The adaptive dampers, four-piston brakes signed by Brembo, and other things are shared with the Civic Type R, and both cars have an identical wheelbase length of 107.7 inches or 2,736 mm. NSX-inspired wheels equip the new Integra Type S, which features a muscular hood, large intakes in the front bumper, fender flares, trunk-lid spoiler (it's actually a tailgate since the model is a liftback billed as a sedan), and an aggressive diffuser that incorporates the central-mounted triple exhaust tips.

A Civic Type R for grown-ups and the most powerful of its kind, the Integra Type S has plenty of standard features. Heated front seats, 10.2-inch digital dials, 9-inch infotainment screen, 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D audio, head-up display, and others are offered at no extra cost. And speaking of the price, you are looking at a minimum of $43,795 to buy a new 2024 Integra Type S in the United States, as that is the official MSRP. Factor in the destination, dealer fees, and some options, and you'll probably have to fork out close to $50,000 for one or slightly more.

As we briefly mentioned above, Acura bills the new Integra Type S as a sedan despite being a liftback with a tailgate that opens into a generous (for a compact car) cargo area. Its predecessors, however, were also offered with two fewer doors, and these served as inspiration for the rendering posted online by earlier this week.

A before-and-after comparison reveals that the front doors are longer to facilitate access to the rear seats, and the three-quarter windows and rear fenders are bigger. The model has a larger spoiler on the tailgate, lacks the Type S logo above the left taillight, and makes do without the reflectors. Elsewhere, it's the same car all around, sporting identical styling and riding on the same wheels. And we've got to admit that there's something very appealing about seeing a two-door version of the new Integra Type S. Too bad Acura won't build it, as coupes are not as popular as they once were.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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