Acura Integra Type S Will Lead The Field Starting Rolex 24 Hours

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Acura has won the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona for the second year running, and kicks off in the 2023 installment on Saturday, January 28, at the start of a new GTP era. But while the ARX-06 prototype will lead the 61-car field, it will follow other Acura prototypes to the first green flag of the race.

A camouflage version of the new Integra Type S will hit the field to kick off the 24-hour race for its North American debut. Once the work is done on the track, a high-performance version of the Motor1.com Star Award finalist will be on display for the remainder of the weekend at the World Center of Racing. But while the new Integra Type S will appear at Daytona, Acura is still keeping the details under wraps.

What we know is mostly from our brief taste in December 2022. The Type S will sport a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, almost certainly the same as the new Honda Civic Type R, which is good for “over 300 horsepower”. When the Type S finally debuts, we hope it will match the CTR’s 315-hp output. Torque has to match too, at 310 pound-feet – the six-speed manual will channel that punch to the front wheels with the help of a limited-slip differential.

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Acura Integra Type S prototype

The new Integra Type S will make its official debut in the summer of 2023, but if you want to know what it’s like to be behind the wheel, visit and see our prototype first movers. And be sure to keep an eye out Motor1.com Instagram and tick tock channel this weekend for more from the Rolex 24. As well as the new Type S and electric GTP cars, we’ll be getting our hands on the new BMW M3 CS.