Acura RSX Type-S

From Acura press: From Acura press: For 2002, Acura redefines the sports coupe segment with the introduction of a thrilling, race-bred replacement for the legendary Acura Integra: the all-new RSX. Available in two distinct models - ;the sporty RSX and the high-performance RSX Type-S - this all-new 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 new cockpit and body designs, the RSX and RSX Type-S are designed to set a bold new standard of driving excitement and refinement in the sports coupe class.

Boasting more power and luxury than the Integra, the RSX is designed for well-informed, youthful driving enthusiasts seeking advanced style and superior performance. Roughly 60 percent of RSX buyers are expected to be men, with an average age of 27 and a household income of $60,000.

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 - producing an impressive 160 horsepower at 6500 rpm while also enhancing fuel efficiency and emissions control.

The engine mates to either a 5-speed manual transmission or an available 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission.
The new 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 is equipped exclusively with an all-new, close-ratio, 6-speed, short-throw manual transmission.

The RSX engine is an all-aluminum, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder design that uses 16 valves, a dual-stage intake manifold, and the i-VTEC system (VTC on intake cam shaft only) to deliver 160 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 141 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the high-performance RSX Type-S model adds a high-performance version of the new i-VTEC system and a fixed, high-volume intake manifold. These features help boost output to 200 horsepower at 7400 rpm and 142 lb-ft. of torque at 6000 rpm.

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