2024 Acura Integra Type S is Wider, Louder, and Packing 320 HP

Kyle Patrick
by Kyle Patrick

The Type S has 100 more horsepower than any previous Integra. The five-door goes on sale this June.

Acura on Tuesday revealed the much-anticipated 2024 Integra Type S. The pumped-up liftback elevates the reborn ‘Teggie to levels of performance previously unseen for the nameplate, as it takes aim at the hottest of the sport compact segment.

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Just as the regular Integra largely borrows from the (excellent) current Honda Civic, so too does the Type S; in this case, from the letter just preceding it in the alphabet. The Civic Type R‘s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sits under the vented hood, with a five-pony bump to 320 horsepower. Torque remains unchanged at 310 pound-feet, peaking at 2,600 rpm and continuing on until 4,000 rpm. A six-speed manual is the only transmission—and Acura will even offer a shift knob inspired by the original Integra Type R. A helical limited-slip differential is standard.

Acura has also pinched the CTR’s trick dual-axis front strut suspension, which has necessitated those swollen fenders. The Type S is 2.8 inches (71 millimeters) wider than the Integra A-Spec, and 0.4 inches (10 mm) wider than the Type R. Acura has also tweaked the A-Spec’s adaptive suspension system for Type S duty, and fit a thicker front stabilizer bar.

Similarly, the Type S wears meaty 265/30 R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber. Acura has wrapped those rubber bands around unique 10-spoke Shark Gray alloys, a design which it says is inspired by the NSX Type S. Even though they’re larger, these new wheels are each 2 lb lighter than the 18-inch A-spec wheels. Peek behind those spokes and you’ll spy 13.8-inch Brembo brakes up front, and 12.0-inch rear brakes.

Beyond the new wheels, hood, and bulging fenders, the Type S sets itself apart with a more aggressive front bumper design and enlarged grille. Around back, there’s now a center-mount triple exhaust and dramatic diffuser setup.

All these changes have added 146 lb (66 kg) to the Integra’s curb weight, bringing it to 3,219 lb (1,460 kg). That’s only 31 lb (14 kg) heftier than the Civic Type R, however.

Inside, Acura has fit standard heated front sport seats trimmed with Ultrasuede and boasting firmer bolsters. Buyers will have a choice of three interior colors: red, black, and Orchid. The Type S comes with every tech goodie the A-Spec offers, including the 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, 9.0-inch central touchscreen, head-up display, and excellent 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D sound system.

Drivers will be able to tweak multiple aspects of the driving experience, or pick from a few pre-set driving modes. In Acura’s own words, the Sport+ driving mode “turns it up to 11 with show stopping ‘pops and bangs’ for the most engaging experience possible.”

Acura is keen to tout the Integra Type S’ inherent practicality, with the long wheelbase liftback shape offering lots of space for both people and their things.

One of the few remaining question marks about the Type S—beyond the driving experience, of course: the price. The Civic Type R lists for $44,390 right now ($51,830 CAD), while the current top-trim Integra goes for $37,495 ($45,145 CAD). Heading towards the big $50k barrier will see the Type S lining up with the likes of the less powerful (but AWD) Mercedes-AMG CLA 35 and Audi S3.

We should know more details on pricing ahead of the 2024 Acura Integra Type S’ summer launch.

Discuss this and more at our Integra Talk forum.

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Kyle Patrick
Kyle Patrick

Kyle began his automotive obsession before he even started school, courtesy of a remote control Porsche and various LEGO sets. He later studied advertising and graphic design at Humber College, which led him to writing about cars (both real and digital). He is now a proud member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), where he was the Journalist of the Year runner-up for 2021.

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