The 2024 Acura Integra Kind S is precisely what we imagined it may be. Acura took all of the Civic Kind R go-fast components and shoved them into the Integra, however then added luxuries the Kind R is lacking and fettled with a number of efficiency bits.
Simply as was teased forward of time, the Integra Kind S is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 320 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque — that’s up 5 horses over the Kind R. It’s fitted with a six-speed handbook transmission (no auto obtainable) and sends its energy by the entrance wheels by way of a helical-type limited-slip differential. The identical dual-axis entrance suspension design pioneered by the Kind R to quell torque steer is on show right here, so you need to count on little to no torque steer from the Integra.
In fact, all that additional energy meant Acura wanted way more cooling functionality, main them to design a way more aggressive and air-hungry entrance finish for the Integra. In actual fact, each single physique panel from the A-pillars ahead is exclusive to the Kind S. The bigger prime and decrease grilles and vented hood enhance airflow by 170% versus a typical Integra, Acura says. Look to the perimeters, and also you’ll see dramatic fender flares each in entrance and rear that accommodate the huge 265-section-width Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer season tires that wrap round 19-inch wheels — the Kind S is 2.8 inches wider than a typical Integra. For these questioning, sure, it’s the identical tire bundle as you’ll discover on a Kind R. Out again, you’ll discover substantial diffusers flanking a brand new triple-tipped center-mounted exhaust. Stated exhaust is much less restrictive than the Kind R, options an lively exhaust valve and adjusts relying on the drive mode. Acura says a particular “pops and bangs” auditory expertise presents itself in “Sport+” mode.
The suspension tuning is one other differentiator between the Integra Kind S and Civic Kind R. It makes use of the identical adaptive damper system because the Civic, however Acura adjusted the tune for the Kind S in its Consolation, Sport and Sport+ driving modes, presumably to be extra street-friendly. Acura emphasizes that this automotive delivers “final road efficiency” quite a few occasions in its press launch, suggesting that the Integra is ready up as extra of a day by day driver, whereas the Civic Kind R may be very a lot designed to excel on the racetrack. That mentioned, the Integra Kind S shares all of the vital bits with the Kind R to make it carry out, all the things right down to the large Brembo brakes and a good curb weight of simply 3,219 kilos — that’s solely 31 kilos greater than the Kind R.
What additional luxuries do you get with these 31 kilos? Just about the identical as you’d discover on a fully-optioned non-Kind S model of the Integra, minus a moonroof. Energy and heated seats come customary. So does a head-up show and a 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D sound system. Not one of the above can be found on a Kind R, however from there, the options checklist is comparable. It comes with a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment that runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly, a ten.2-inch digital gauge cluster and a wi-fi cellphone charger alongside quite a few USB shops. It additionally comes with the complete suite of AcuraWatch driver help applied sciences as customary tools, which incorporates niceties like adaptive cruise management, lane-centering, blind-spot monitoring and way more.
Kind S additions to the inside over a typical Integra embody firmer seat bolsters, a darkish anodized shift knob and Kind S logos on the wheel, shifter and headrests. You’ll be able to decide between crimson, Orchid (white) or black inside choices. Similar to the Kind R, the Kind S is simply a four-seater, leaving the center space within the rear unavailable for passengers. Seven exterior colours will likely be obtainable, too, and the Tiger Eye Pearl gold paint you see depicted in a number of the photographs would be the one shade unique to the Kind S. You’ll be capable to additional jazz up the outside with obtainable copper-metallic 19-inch wheels, an illuminated entrance Acura badge and a carbon fiber spoiler and carbon fiber mirror caps.
We nonetheless don’t know the value of the Integra Kind S, however it is going to be inbuilt Marysville, Ohio, on the identical line because the common Integra. Acura is at the moment concentrating on June this 12 months as an official on-sale date.