I was able to make it to Austin's only Acura dealership earlier last week to
see the recently release Acura RSX Type-S. A special thanks to Jack, Tim, and
Mark of David McDavid Acura for allowing me to spend some time with the RSX
Type-S they had. Unfortunately, they had 18" wheels on the car so I decided
not to do a test drive of it. The different wheels and tires would change the
handling and acceleration characteristics from stock too much. I will have to
work something else out to drive a completely stock Type-S.
Editorial: We have been trying for the last 2 years to get Honda Press
Relations to give us access to a Press car to do our own instrumented testing
and evaluation. We currently rely on test drives at dealerships to get initial
impressions. Since the cars at dealerships are to be sold to customers, we do
not want to do any pure acceleration and performance evaluation using our
Vericom test equipment. We hope to change this in the future and hopefully Honda
PR can see the value in allowing The Temple of VTEC to do a thorough review of
new cars for our readers.
As the owner of a '94 Integra GS-R, I was highly anticipating the Integra
replacement. It has been 8 car model years, since the G3 Integra exploded onto
the import car scene. The G3 Integra has been the benchmark for its class. Thousands of
people bought the G3 Integra for its great blend of performance, handling,
reliability, and utility. Let's see if Honda can hit another home run
with the RSX Type-S.
For this review, I will initially start with various parts of the car and
make comments on them. Some items are very small, but I'd thought that
Honda/Acura fans like us would want to know every aspect of the car.