Acura RSX Prototype
From Acura press: Available in two distinct versions, RSX and RSX Type-S, the new model features numerous advancements in performance and technology. The RSX is equipped with a 16-valve, DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses Acura's revolutionary i-VTEC "intelligent" valve-control system--producing an impressive 160 horsepower and 141 lb.-ft. of torque.
The i-VTEC system combines VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) with new VTC (Variable Timing Control) which continuously adjusts camshaft phasing for enhanced performance and efficiency across a broad power band. The all-aluminum RSX engine mates to either a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission.
For those looking to push the performance envelope even further, a Type-S version of the RSX is available, powered by a high-output version of the twin-cam, 2.0-liter engine that produces a remarkable 100 horsepower per liter for a maximum output of 200 horsepower and 142 lb.-ft. of torque. The RSX Type-S is equipped exclusively with an all-new, close-ratio, 6-speed manual transmission.
The RSX employs a new high-mount variable-assist rack-and-pinion steering and a newly designed independent Control-Link MacPherson strut front suspension that greatly enhances cornering performance while minimizing weight and maximizing interior room. At the rear, the RSX features a new, compact double-wishbone system that helps deliver quick, confident handling and a smooth, compliant ride. On the Type-S, the suspension is optimized with firmer springs and dampers for even greater responsiveness and road feel.
For driving enthusiasts who want to personalize their new RSX using genuine Acura parts, Acura dealers offer a full line of Acura Accessories. Available at the release of the RSX, Acura Accessories range from factory color-matched aerodynamic under body spoilers and wing spoilers, to alloy wheels, foglights, and a variety of shift knobs and interior trim pieces. And, when installed at the time of purchase, Acura Accessories can be included in the vehicle-financing package, and carry the full Acura warranty.