2003 Acura RSX Type-S Performace Package

Acura will offer its first Factory Performance package for the RSX Type-S at dealerships nationwide beginning in early 2003.

The Factory Performance package features track-tuned shocks and springs that lower the car by approximately one inch. These shocks and springs combined with lightweight aluminum alloy wheels, 17-inch high performance tires, slotted brake rotors and performance brake pads give the RSX Type-S razor sharp handling, reduced body roll, increased cornering grip and enhanced braking performance. A rear wing spoiler, an under-body spoiler kit and an interior trim package featuring a Factory Performance shift knob and badging, give the car an aggressive, high performance look.

The RSX Type-S Factory Performance package includes:

High performance, track-tuned shocks and springs Slotted brake rotors and performance brake pads Lightweight 17×7.5 inch alloy wheels High performance tires (225/45VR17) Factory performance rear wing spoiler Under-body spoiler kit Metallic look interior trim kit Factory Performance shift knob Factory Performance badging

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In Detail

engineAluminum, Inline-4
positionFront Transverse
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
bore86 mm / 3.39 in
stroke86 mm / 3.39 in
power149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 7400 rpm
bhp/weight158.73 bhp per tonne
torque192.53 nm / 142.0 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsFWD
front tires225/45VR17
rear tires225/45VR17
front brakesVented Discs w/ABS & Vacuum Assist
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesSolid Discs w/ABS & Vacuum Assist
r brake sizemm / in
front wheelsF 43.2 x 19.0 cm / 17.0 x 7.5 in
rear wheelsR 43.2 x 19.0 cm / 17.0 x 7.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Power Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/29mm Stabilizer Bar, Lower Control Arm, Coil Springs
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, 19mm Stabilizer Bar, Coil Springs
curb weight1260 kg / 2778 lbs
wheelbase2570 mm / 101.2 in
front track1485 mm / 58.5 in
rear track1485 mm / 58.5 in
length4375 mm / 172.2 in
width1725 mm / 67.9 in
height1389 mm / 54.7 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.267:1, 2.130:1, 1.517:1, 1.147:1, 0.921:1, 0.738:1, :1
final drive4.389:1
0 – 60 mph~6.7 seconds