From Acura press: Available in two distinct models-the sporty RSX and the high-performance RSX Type-S-this sports coupe ideally complements the Acura line-up of precision-crafted luxury performance vehicles. With their high-performance engines, abundant luxury features, advanced safety and security systems, and innovative cockpit and body designs, the 2003 RSX and RSX Type-S set a bold standard of driving excitement and refinement in the sports coupe class.
Boasting more power and luxury than the Integra, which it replaced, the RSX is designed for well-informed, youthful driving enthusiasts seeking advanced style and superior performance.
In keeping with the engineering team's goal of delivering a race-bred driving experience, the RSX is equipped with a next-generation, 16-valve, DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that uses Acura's i-VTEC "intelligent" valve-control system. The i-VTEC system contributes to an impressive 160 horsepower at 6500 rpm while also enhancing fuel efficiency and emissions control. The RSX features either a 5-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission.
The RSX Type-S is powered by a high-output version of the DOHC 2.0-liter engine that incorporates an even higher-performance i-VTEC system-helping to produce a remarkable 100 horsepower per liter (200 horsepower @ 7400 rpm). As the ideal complement to this high-tech powerplant, the RSX Type-S comes exclusively with a close-ratio, 6-speed, short-throw manual transmission.