July 12, 2002
Acura to offer factory performance package for RSX Type-S
Cleveland, Ohio – Acura will offer its first Factory Performance package for the RSX Type-S beginning in early 2003, the company announced on Thursday. The RSX Type-S Factory Performance package marks the first time Acura will offer a comprehensive high performance kit to be installed by dealers and covered under a factory warranty.
The Factory Performance package includes “track-tuned” shocks and springs that lower the car by approximately one inch. The shocks and springs are combined with lightweight aluminum alloy wheels, 17-inch high performance tires, slotted brake rotors and performance brake pads. Acura says the performance features give the RSX Type-S sharper handling, reduced body roll, increased cornering grip and enhanced braking performance.
The package also includes a rear wing spoiler, an under-body spoiler kit and an interior trim package featuring a Factory Performance shift knob and badging.
“Since the RSX Type-S is already so popular with the performance enthusiast market, it gives us the perfect opportunity to launch this exciting collection of factory high performance components,” said Stony Furutani, manager of accessory marketing. “An RSX owner can now build a pure Acura performance vehicle with no compromises and without voiding the factory warranty on their car.”
In the U.S., the Factory Performance package will have an MSRP of U.S.$4,800 plus installation. Canadian prices have not yet been announced.
“The warranty coverage alone makes buying the Factory Performance package a smart move versus buying aftermarket parts,” explained Furutani. “And since it includes only genuine Acura parts, you know you’re getting the same high level of quality as the rest of your vehicle.”