John Sibal using his rendering skills to "unwrap" the ITS. Oh my ****ing god I want this. However unlikely, could you imagine this with SH-AWD?!
£47k in the UK. But keep in mind a base Civic is a £30k these days! New car prices are mental.Funny how cheap the CTR is in the States. The old FK8 in GT-Trim started here around 42500 €/$ (the base CTR at 38500 €/$). The new one is 30% more expensive with a starting price of 55500 €/$. Absolute ridiculous for a slightly bigger facelift with the same engine/Gearbox and many other components out of the FK8 (which already shared lot of parts with the FK2). And this are German prices which means in many other EU countries those prices are way more higher due to special taxes like Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, etc. who are all paying more for the same cars.
And I'd consider a Prelude if it were offered with AWD so I could drive to work in the snow.I'd rather have a Prelude than this.
Acura today announced the highly-anticipated 2024 Integra Type S will launch this summer with an impressive 320 horsepower, 310 lb.-ft. of torque and class-leading power-to-weight ratio, taking Integra performance to its highest levels yet. With power derived from a race-proven, high-revving 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged engine and paired exclusively with a precise, short-throw 6-speed manual transmission, the Integra Type S promises ultimate street performance delivered with premium appointments.
Geared for a new generation of enthusiast drivers, the 2024 Integra Type S will be officially revealed next month ahead of the 48th annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
This. After the ITR, the Type-S badge debuted on the TL, essentially replacing the R-name, & became Acura's performance identifier.I think it's just a branding thing. Acuras gets the Type S (TLX Type S, MDX Type S) and Honda gets the Type R. Maybe there could be an Accord Type R again at some point?
I’m saying “Type(-)S”The RSX-S was an Acura like the whole RSX since it was the Integra with the H badge. The Honda NSX Type-S and S-Zero were ~30 years ago. I would say Type-S is clearly an Acura thing.
Because marketing. Don’t think about it too much. Remember that a lot of the people working in their marketing departments weren’t even alive when the DC2 ITR existed.I am curious as to why they are going with the S moniker rather than the R moniker. Unless it's tuned to be far more compliant than the Civic, I believe the new ITS will be pretty hardcore and probably more fitting the R badge. I felt like the S badge was used for more streetable everyday performance cars in the past, like the TL-S, CL-S, RSX-S, etc. They were faster than the standard cars, but not setup for the track like the new Civic Type R is. The other thing is that the Type S badge isn't nearly as desirable, IMO, as the R badge and I think it will make a tough sell over the Civic which does have the desirable badge and is largely similar.
Well that's where my hang up is. Type R > Type S purely from a badge cache & desirability perspective...but the Integra will probably be more expensive than the Civic. Idk I guess it's all rather meaningless, but nobody gets excited when a Type S model goes to auction (well, maybe those very rare NSX models) because the Type S has always referenced a fairly pedestrian model. I guess the real problem is that the Integra and Civic used to be fairly distinct..the Civic being the upright, short-wheelbase small hatchback and the Integra being the lower-slung longer wheelbase liftback coupe/sedan - you could have Type R versions of both of those without it feeling like a duplication. But now they are essentially the same car which would make giving them both the Type R badge redundant. I think the Integra needs to be less hardcore than the Civic to make sense...it should be more like a Golf R in terms of tuning. Maybe Honda could reserve it's even more extreme RR badge for a hardcore (even more hardcore than the Civic) version of the Integra.Because marketing. Don’t think about it too much. Remember that a lot of the people working in their marketing departments weren’t even alive when the DC2 ITR existed.
Fundamentally this thing is rad and I can confirm that the wheel fitment and flares are nasty because I’ve seen a mule driving around. Sad that it won’t have AWD though. Be a lot cooler if it did.
I think this is what's going to happen. The teasers show that there's no massive wing like the Civic Type R. I think the Civic Type R will be more track focused while the Integra Type S will be more touring focused, sort of analogous to the GT3 RS and Turbo in the 911 rangeI think the Integra needs to be less hardcore than the Civic to make sense
In the end we made our own decisions about what Type S would be for north america which was the heart of the market. So the Type S is a sports variant that brings in the best of both worlds: the sporty aspects as well as not losing the civility of driving a vehicle every day