2005 Acura RSX Type S review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 24 February 2006 , 19:02:11 byEmil

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Acura RSX Type S

The success of Acura RSX started with it's debut in 2001. It received more than one award, and in 2005 the car was improved with updated dynamic looks, modern interior and a more fun way to drive it.
For the 2005 model, the horsepower of the car was improved from 200 too 210 and torque from 142 lb-ft to 143 lb-ft. Also, it provides an enlarged diameter of the intake duct and exhaust pipe by 10 percent.
The Type-S is equipped with a 6-speed, close-ratio manual transmission. The standard 4-wheel disc brakes with a 3-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) a secure stopping power.
Also, for the 2005 model was applied a larger diameter master cylinder to increase hydraulic pressure.

Since its debut in July of 2001, the RSX sports coupe has been an unqualified success, winning an array of industry awards including being named to Car and Driver's "10 Best" and Ward's "10 Best Engines" lists. To maintain the RSX's position as the benchmark in its class, Acura's dynamic sports coupe receives substantial performance and styling enhancements for 2005 that update its dynamic looks, refine and modernize the interior and make it even more fun to drive.

For 2005, the high performance Type-S model receives 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.

Remarkably, given the considerable power, RSX Type-S engine meets stringent CARB Low Emissions Vehicle-II (LEV-2) standards and is designed to run for 110,000 miles before the first scheduled tune-up.

The 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.

To meet the demands of the true driving enthusiast, the chassis of the RSX features track-tuned suspensions and steering systems for exceptional handling precision, outstanding cornering grip and a smooth, controlled ride.

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.