The Acura Integra is back and earlier this year, the automaker unveiled a production version of the hatchback for the North American market. Now, this begs the question – is Acura also bringing back the Integra Type S? We want to believe it, although it is possible that a prototype has already been seen.
The news comes from YouTube Allcarnews, who received a set of spy images from one of his followers who captured the prototype in Ohio. The photos allegedly show the Integra Type S during testing on public roads. Despite the lack of confirmation from Acura, the recent introduction of the new generation Honda Civic Type R definitely strengthens the case for the hotter Integra.
For the record, the new Acura Integra that debuted in March 2022 is largely based on the Honda Civic Si. The more powerful Integra Type S can be taken from the Civic Type R, and there are signs of an alleged prototype pointing in that direction.
First, the tri exhaust tips at the rear are undoubtedly taken from the Civic Type R. You’ll also see an aggressive diffuser at the rear, along with red brake calipers (presumably Brembos), and wider openings at the front. bumper.
While these things give us hints about the coveted Integra Type S, Acura has yet to confirm anything. The only confirmation out there is a direct trademark for the Integra Type S branding, but that’s for clothing and headgear, not cars.
When it comes to power, we wouldn’t blame you if you were expecting the alleged upcoming Integra Type S to be at least as powerful as the new Civic Type R. That means at least 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque coming from the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-pot engine.
Again, nothing confirmed at this point but we’ll be listening anyway. You may want to keep your fingers crossed for now.