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Acura teases a fast and sexy future

Acura's Type S Concept shows a sexy future is ahead for the automaker.

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Acura, the luxury arm of Honda, is taking its sport performance development one step closer to production with the debut of the Type S Concept. The design and engineering movement started with the redesign of the Acura NSX and now moves into the brand's more pedestrian vehicles.

The front of the vehicle pulls from the Acura Precision Concept, which was first shown in 2017 with an elongated hood, wide track, and low stance. There are also fresh design elements including next-generation, four-lamp Jewel Eye LED headlights, an open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille, and "Chicane" daytime running lights and taillights.

At the back is a decklid spoiler. Forged carbon, a layered and bonded take on traditional woven carbon, is present on the front and rear splitters, side sills, rear decklid spoiler, and multi-spoke 21-inch wheels. It also has drilled Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers.

The car is coated in Double Apex Blue Pearl paint.

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Acura is expected to debut two Type S performance variants in the next two years. The looks and equipment in this concept are widely seen as a preview of the second-generation Acura TLX Type S, which is expected in the second half of 2020.

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The 2023 Acura Integra is a very good thing
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After years of rumors and speculation, we finally got confirmation that the Acura Integra is returning. The iconic Japanese sports car left the market in the early 2000s, and has been notably absent since. Now, though, Acura is bringing it back. Today, the automaker announced that production had begun. The new Integra will be the first to be built in the U.S., and production will take place at Acura's Marysville Auto Plant. Interestingly, Acura's five other models are built in the Ohio facility.

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The Integra will start arriving on dealers' lots in early June, and will carry a starting price of $30,800 before destination. The car is the only liftback in its segment, and gets a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual is available, but buyers can opt for a continuously variable transmission.

2023 Acura IntegraThe new Integra comes as a five-door only. Acura

Acura says the Integra rolls down the same production line as the TLX sedan. The car required a rethink of Acura's production processes, and COVID-19 threw a wrench in development efforts. Acura notes its team worked rmotely and traveled to Japan to collaborate with home-office engineers. The Integra will also usher in a new training process for Acura, where associates learn the vehicle, the production process, and tooling before ever seeing the actual car.

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Reservation books open on March 10.

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Enthusiasts loudly bemoan the demise of small, cheap cars with manual transmissions, but some automakers haven’t given up the fight. Honda has continued the tradition with the Civic Si and Civic Type R, and now it’s Acura’s turn. After months of teases and speculation, reservations for the new 2023 Integra open on March 10.

2023 Acura IntegraThe new Integra comes as a five-door only. Acura

Acura says it will elaborate on the Integra’s specs and features soon, but we have a good idea of what we’ll see when it does. The car will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making north of 200 horsepower and will come with a six-speed manual transmission. Rev-matching and other trick performance features from the Honda Civic Type R and Civic Si will make their way into the new Integra, and the five-door car will likely ride on 19-inch wheels as the prototype does.

All automakers are struggling to keep pace with demand, as a global chip shortage and other supply chain disruptions continue. Acura says production of the new Integra will be limited, but does not share exact quantities. Other brands, such as Ford, have expanded production numbers of new and popular vehicles in response to swelling demand, but there’s no word yet on how restrictive or flexible Acura’s plans are.

2023 Acura IntegraThe Integra has a long motorsport and tuning history. Acura

Reservations open on March 10 for the 2023 Acura Integra. If you’re interested in getting on the list, head to acura.com/integra to enter your contact information. You’ll be notified when reservation books open.

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