When Acura introduced the revived, fifth-generation Integra, it got here with a set of expectations. Longtime Acura followers needed engagement, enjoyable, and a high quality inside with a handbook shifter wedged between its entrance seats. However past every part else, followers of the DC2 Integra anticipated one factor: A efficiency trim degree.
That trim has arrived. Now not the Sort R of olde, the brand new Sort S nonetheless carries the burden of that sport-compact legacy. Fanatics need one thing particular, one thing worthy of that embossed bumper badge, and they’ll get their first style of it this weekend on the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
A camouflaged Integra Sort S will make its first public U.S. look on the legendary Daytona street circuit, main the 61-car discipline into the first laps of the race. It would then retire to the paddock, the place fanatics can gawk and gape at its mystery-shrouded physique. With the automotive not set to launch till summer season, Acura remains to be maintaining specs near its chest. The automotive’s look, nevertheless, will likely be in full public view — supplied you’ll be able to discern its curves and angles by way of the camo.
Acura’s no stranger to Daytona, having taken first and second place within the Rolex 24 final 12 months. Once you’re the defending champion, coming residence to maintain your belt, a little bit of showboating is allowed — even anticipated. Why not use the event to tease a highly-anticipated mannequin that’s by no means been within the public eye? In any case, what’s the purpose of that victory in case you don’t even get the prospect to experience it?