- Acura has shared the first info on the new Type S version of the Integra.
- This high-performance variant features the same components as the Honda Civic Type R: a 300-plus-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, a six-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive, and a limited-slip differential.
- The 2024 Integra Type S will go on sale in summer 2023.
A high-performance version of the new Acura Integra is right around the corner, as Acura has finally confirmed that a 2024 Integra Type S will arrive next summer. Although it won’t wear the same red Type R badge as its hard-core Honda Civic hot-hatch stablemate, the Integra Type S nonetheless shares its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, front-wheel-drive layout, and six-speed manual transmission with the CTR.
The Integra Type S prototype pictured here in camouflage looks more subdued than the Type R, as it lacks a giant rear wing and features only a few visual modifications compared with the base Integra. The bodywork is wider, the wheels and tires are larger, and there are three exhaust tips out back.
Various rumors about a possible dual-clutch automatic transmission for the Civic Type R haven’t amounted to anything yet, but it’s possible Honda could be saving that for the Integra. So far we’ve only heard about the manual for the Type S, but we’ll likely be hearing more details about this new model within the next few months as Acura prepares to fully reveal it. In the meantime, check out our first hands-on experience with a prototype of this hotted-up Integra, which we had the chance to drive in Japan.
Despite being raised on a steady diet of base-model Hondas and Toyotas—or perhaps because of it—Joey Capparella nonetheless cultivated an obsession for the automotive industry throughout his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee. He found a way to write about cars for the school newspaper during his college years at Rice University, which eventually led him to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for his first professional auto-writing gig at Automobile Magazine. He has been part of the Car and Driver team since 2016 and now lives in New York City.