Review: 2006 Acura RSX Type-S
There was a time when Acura Integra defined a chic sports coupe class. But as national tastes were aimed at trucks and luxury sedans, the Integra — along with the small sports coupe market — went into the shadows. Now, with a new generation of drivers who are sympathetic to small sports cars, Acura is again able to become a leader.
The Acura RSX two-door hatchback is equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder engine that has dual overhead camshafts and a variable valve opening or closing system to achieve 160 horsepower at a maximum torque of 6,500 revolutions per minute.
In addition, the RSX has three gearbox options: a manual five-speed gearbox, an automatic five-speed gearbox with a SportShift mechanism (individual gear ratio selection) and a six-speed gearbox.
The chassis of the car is fully updated, including a modified MacPherson rack project and independent suspension. Newer models will come with harder springs and shock absorbers. Already in the base on the car will be installed 16-inch alloy wheels with low profile tires.
Standard RSX equipment includes air conditioning, power windows, central locks and heated rear-view mirrors, a remote keyless system and a stereo system with a CD player.
In the Acura RSX model range, a charged version of the Acura RSX Type-S appeared with a reconfigured program for the i-VTEC system, allowing you to develop a power of 200 horsepower at 7,400 revolutions per minute. On the Type S version, only a manual six-speed gearbox is installed.