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Acura RSX Type S - Greater than the sum of its parts

Acura RSX Type S




Since its debut in July of 2001, the RSX sports coupe has recieved an array of industry awards including being named to Car and Driver's "10 Best" and Ward's "10 Best Engines" lists. To help ensure the RSX remained fresh and contemporary the sports coupe received substantial performance and styling enhancements for 2005.

The high performance RSX Type-S model received engine and exhaust system modifications that boost horsepower from 200 to 210 and torque from 142 lb-ft to 143 lb-ft. Engine output was optimized by applying high performance camshafts and enlarging the diameter of the intake duct by 10 percent. A larger diameter exhaust pipe and free-flowing catalytic converter helped to boost horsepower by increasing exhaust flow by 10 percent.

The RSX Type-S is equipped exclusively with a 6-speed, close-ratio manual transmission for quick, responsive shifting. For 2005, the final drive ratio on this transmission was lowered to provide even quicker acceleration while shift feel was improved by applying carbon synchronizers on fifth and sixth gear.

The chassis of the RSX features track-tuned suspension and steering systems for for superior handling. Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with a 3-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) help to provide secure stopping power. To match its additional performance capabilities, the RSX Type-S uses larger 11.8-inch ventilated discs up front. For 2005, a larger diameter master cylinder was applied to increase hydraulic pressure, the rigidity of the brake pedal increased and the pedal stroke was reduced. These enhancements combined to both enhance stopping power and improve braking feel.

For 2005, Acura updated the styling to make the RSX look lower, faster and more aggressive. In front, the fascia was redesigned with lower, rectangular air ducts, aggressive-looking tri-beam headlights and a new Acura-family grille. The rear of the RSX was redesigned with new taillight assemblies, a new bumper, larger diameter exhaust tips and, on the Type-S, a deck lid spoiler.

The interior of the RSX features a driver-oriented cockpit that was updated for 2005. The sport seats were redesigned with more supportive side bolsters and a thicker lower cushion for increased comfort on long drives and support during aggressive cornering. Titanium accents were added to the integrated headrests and to several key points around the cabin including the step garnish, the shifter boot ring and the hand brake.


Year (of specifications) 2005
Engine 2.0 litre four cylinder
Transmission 6 speed manual FWD
Max speed -
0-60 mph -
Horsepower 210 bhp @ 7800 rpm
weight 1288 kgs / 2840 lbs



Acura RSX Type S

Acura RSX Type S

Acura RSX Type S

Acura RSX Type S

Acura RSX Type S

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