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The faster version of the Acura Integra is coming next month

Unfortunately, typing ‘S’ would not result in Honda officially bringing it over to Asia

The fender flares appear to be sharper compared to the smoother FL5. PHOTOS FROM ACURA

After being teased in camouflage months ago, the Type S version of the current Acura Integra will finally be revealed in a month’s time at the 2023 IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach.

As previously reported, the new Integra Type S will carry the same powertrain as the current Civic Type R: a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line-four engine (aka the K20C1), producing 320hp and 420Nm, and mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

The yellow paint looks great at night. SCREENSHOTS FROM ACURA

Unlike the FL5, the Integra Type S is based on its original sedan liftback body since it does not have a hatchback version (not to be confused with the Chinese model). With a length of 4,719mm, it’s basically a Civic Type R sedan.

Despite being tested inside Honda’s proving grounds in Tochigi, Japan, the Acura Integra Type S will most likely never see a worldwide release as the luxury brand has been a North American exclusive for the most part. Maybe plans to rebadge it as a Honda, like the last NSX, could be in the pipeline. But as of now, the Americans and the Canadians will get to enjoy this practical compact sports sedan.

Justin Young

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