Honda’s Acura brand has confirmed it’s developing a reborn Integra Type S for the North American market set for a 2024 model-year launch.
Details on the new flagship are a little scarce but we do know that it’ll run a high-revving 2.0-litre VTEC turbo with “over 300 horsepower”, equal to at least 223kW.
The engine will be exclusively mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and drive the front wheels, with torque tamed by a limited-slip diff.
“More details to be shared closer to launch,” Acura promises.
We’d imagine the drivetrain is a version of that powering the new Civic Type-R, which is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque, mated to a standard six-speed manual ‘box.
The triple exhaust pipe outlets are a giveaway.
Acura brought back the Integra nameplate in March 2022. Unlike the famous two-door, the new version is a five-door liftback designed to be more practical, much like the first-generation Integra which was also offered in this body style.
However, unless you’re in North America, your chances of buying one at this stage appear slim – it’s a left-hand drive, Acura-branded product only. Indeed, for the first time, the Integra will be made in the United States. Ohio to be specific.
Honda Australia enthusiasts should take some consolation in the fact the Civic Type R will come to Australia from February 2023, priced at $72,600 drive-away.
We just reviewed it, and suffice to say it’s an absolute weapon.