The iconic Honda Civic Type R is fantastic, and so you’ll be forgiven for wanting more—more compact hot hatchbacks available with a manual transmission, that is. The good news is that Honda’s sibling is fast at work on it with the upcoming 2024 Acura Integra Type S, a sister car to the hot Civic that will get a few things very right when it goes on sale later this year.
We previously expected the Integra Type S to come with a tuned version of the brand’s 2.0-liter VTEC turbo I-4 engine and an available manual transmission with a limited-slip differential. Today, Acura has announced that engine will make 320 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, and it will come exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission. That’s right, you won’t be able to get it with an automatic or, heaven forbid, a CVT. Acura also promises a “class-leading power-to-weight ratio,” which could mean it even has the Civic Type R beat at something.
Speaking of the Type R, it’s only down a bit on power compared to the new Type S, at 315 hp and matching the 310 lb-ft of torque. Those figures were an improvement of 9 hp and 15 lb-ft over the previous-gen Civic Type R—the Integra Type S now bests all of them, at least on paper. A teaser video of the new Type S released today confirms a centrally-mounted triple exhaust poking out of the rear end, with a nice bit of exhaust crackle under acceleration. Teaser photos advertise wider fender flares and a sportier stance.
Acura says the new Integra Type S will be revealed in full just before the 48th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach next month. MotorTrend anticipates the car will start at a MSRP of around $48,000, if the pricing model for the hot Honda is anything to go by. You can read our prototype drive of the upcoming Integra Type S right now.
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