Acura Type S - Origin Story

From 2001 through 2008, Type S set the standard for Acura performance in North America, offering a dynamic driving experience with more power, improved handling and stronger braking. Those high-performance variants continue to hold a special place in the hearts of driving enthusiasts. Today, 2021 marks the return of Type S with the debut of the 2021TLX Type S and 2022 MDX Type S.

Learn more here: www.acura.com/future-vehicles

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  1. Mahp 303

    Mahp 303

    2 days ago

    Give us a Manuel transmission dammit!

  2. Franco Cagayat

    Franco Cagayat

    2 days ago

    I want the long gone Acura CL coupe Hopefully Acura will bring it back again........ And be called......ACURA CLX now as a flagship 4door coupe (think Mercedes-benz CLS Class, BMW 6-series gran Coupe and Audi A7)

  3. TundraBoy

    TundraBoy

    4 days ago

    I just picked up a 2003 Acura TL Type-S in Anthracite metallic and it has just under 100k miles and I gotta say it’s once of the most comfortable, best handling cars I’ve owned. Lots of great power too! I had a question. Mine has Type-S fender badges but every time I see another type s on the road, they never have the fender badges like mine. Only on the rear trunk. Does anyone know the difference or why mine has fender badges? I know mine isn’t an Aspec. Was just wondering why mine seems to be different from most that I see. Lol I think it looks real neat and stands out a lot more and notice people looking at the side badges. This car gets lots of compliments!

  4. CRAPO2011

    CRAPO2011

    4 days ago

    Wonder if the 5AT transmission was rebuilt after this on event on the 2003 TL, CL

  5. CRAPO2011

    CRAPO2011

    4 days ago

    I thought Acura wasnt a honda :-)

  6. VISION0STUDIO

    VISION0STUDIO

    8 days ago

    CANT wait for the MDX Type S !!! WHEN !? WHEN ?! WHEN ?! come on !

  7. Acura TL GTLM

    Acura TL GTLM

    11 days ago

    I love how the thumbnail has a 2nd gen CL Type-S and a 2nd gen TL Type-S.

  8. Dee Mix

    Dee Mix

    12 days ago

    Them damn transmissions gave them tl and cls a bad name and lowered the value of these beautiful cars except for the 03 cls 6 speed

    • Dee Mix

      Dee Mix

      7 days ago

      @Single Lens Reflex yeah thats true too

    • Single Lens Reflex

      Single Lens Reflex

      7 days ago

      Those Acuras where pretty forgettable too.

  9. DriveCFL

    DriveCFL

    14 days ago

    One day it will finally get to a dealership. Vehicle has been talked about for so long. Let's get the show on the road Acura.

  10. Brandon S

    Brandon S

    15 days ago

    Let's see a 2022 NSX Type S or R variant please

  11. 신지

    신지

    17 days ago

    Rsx make please 🙏

  12. N .A

    N .A

    18 days ago

    Acura 👍you nailed it once again nice job. "Honda Japan" and "Honda Australia" We need this TLX-S design for 2021 otherwise start closing your dealership and start packing your bags. The current honda accord exterior design is just a civic this isn't good enough and isnt selling. #Bring_Back_The_Accord_Euro

  13. Casual

    Casual

    19 days ago

    Lol that ACR really screams for it's time

  14. Ash DYNA

    Ash DYNA

    28 days ago

    Marketing done right! Been an acura fan since i was a kid, now finally graduated and started to work. tlx type s is officially my first "reasonable" dream car!

  15. Husnan

    Husnan

    Month ago

    11:18 shots fired at Toyota for screwing up the Supra. I don't think I personally could ever forgive them for what they did. On top of that they made an unattractive vehicle. However, the lack of a manual transmission for the TLX Type S is also a heart breaker.

  16. Brendon Gebhardt

    Brendon Gebhardt

    Month ago

    I love my 2008 TL Type-S and will be super excited to get the MDX when released! Been waiting for the MDX to get its time to shine like this!

  17. Kaiyle “Cabab” Kabob

    Kaiyle “Cabab” Kabob

    Month ago

    Will there be an A-Spec

  18. Damien Rubio

    Damien Rubio

    Month ago

    Cool. I gotta 07 w/manual trans. Favorite car I own.

  19. Guillaume Thrashmatic

    Guillaume Thrashmatic

    Month ago

    Love my 07. But i can't stand the emblem "plaque" whatever sensor on the new tlx... it's so ugly. Other manufacturers have made a much better job incorporating it to the grill,bumper ect. With that said i love it none the less. Only wish to see more of that type s magic go around!

  20. Maximilian Lockard

    Maximilian Lockard

    Month ago

    HONDA J-SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Atomic Force Gaming

    Atomic Force Gaming

    Month ago

    I have a 2007 TSX and I love it. I will keep this car forever! I would love to see an In depth about the Euro R and TSX models !

  22. Painted Bird

    Painted Bird

    Month ago

    I had cl type-s shouldn't have crashed it.

  23. JV 82

    JV 82

    Month ago

    How many transmissions has that silver TL chewed through?

  24. Prince

    Prince

    Month ago

    If this is the beginning of this new gen Type S. Can't wait to see what will wear the badge and where it'll go next. A 400+ HP twin-turbo TLX? Exciting stuff!

  25. mack cummy

    mack cummy

    Month ago

    I have a turbo 2002 RSX Type-S and a daily 2005 RSX I got for $1650 with 130,00kms (80,000miles), needs a bit paint of and other small things. Body panels are good. No rust.

  26. Riley Prine

    Riley Prine

    Month ago

    Me driving my slammed 02 RSX: Haha Type S go brrrrrr 🥴

  27. Sergio Laguna

    Sergio Laguna

    Month ago

    Would love an Acura TLX Type S… but dealerships keep pushing a mark up

  28. B dun

    B dun

    Month ago

    whaaaaat please tell me these means another integra is coming! I will die in ✌ peace

  29. Cesar Villa

    Cesar Villa

    Month ago

    If I can get financed for one I would love one 🤣

  30. Justin Marhold

    Justin Marhold

    Month ago

    I'm craving a 2008 tl-S in that gorgeous blue.

  31. Pie 4life

    Pie 4life

    Month ago

    They hired a Asian guy no wonder there sports line sucks.

  32. MemoryLeak

    MemoryLeak

    Month ago

    02 TL-type S owner. Thought I wasn’t going to love the car. But honestly it’s amazing, couldn’t ask for more. Hope to be a owner of a tlx type s someday

  33. Cosmic J52

    Cosmic J52

    Month ago

    Rsx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😁

  34. dong nguyen

    dong nguyen

    Month ago

    So interga type S when

  35. Panda Guzman

    Panda Guzman

    Month ago

    Dang it I'm trying to keep the cl type-s prices down

  36. James Dang

    James Dang

    Month ago

    The 3rd gen TL Type-S was a let down.

  37. Karl Lee

    Karl Lee

    Month ago

    I love the Type-S but why did you make it tho? You know if you made a Type-R people would love it even more since the Type-R are still easy to drive everyday.

    • Will B. Smooth

      Will B. Smooth

      Month ago

      Type R cars are lighter, track-focused cars that have less luxury features (no sunroof, and sometimes no A/C, etc). Type S cars still give you performance with the added luxury...and Acura is a luxury brand, so it makes sense.

  38. Mateusz Okon

    Mateusz Okon

    Month ago

    Had a 3g tl type s leather was crap dash cracked after that i was done with it

  39. hyper

    hyper

    Month ago

    No 6 speed manual:"[

  40. JDM Haze

    JDM Haze

    Month ago

    make the TLX a RWD (w/optional awd) !!! this is literally the only reason i have'nt bought an acura,,, you have so much potential,, REACH IT!!!

    • JDM Haze

      JDM Haze

      Month ago

      @Will B. Smooth I want sedan,, Can they just give me RWD with a splash of practicality

    • Will B. Smooth

      Will B. Smooth

      Month ago

      Buy an NSX or S2000

  41. Charles Nguyen

    Charles Nguyen

    Month ago

    Yawn...

  42. Come Concon

    Come Concon

    Month ago

    I drive the RXS Type S and love driving it. it is a fun car to drive.

  43. Love Overeverything

    Love Overeverything

    Month ago

    CLS 6MT MOST SLEPT ON ACURA. EVER.

  44. Deepen Gandhi

    Deepen Gandhi

    Month ago

    Acura is BACK!

  45. wolf

    wolf

    Month ago

    6:00 great soundtrack design 5-7-2021

  46. Marcos' 6.2

    Marcos' 6.2

    Month ago

    Acura will always push out underpowered Type S' over the years and it will never be a real sports car

  47. glc 3223

    glc 3223

    Month ago

    Hope to see Acura in Europe next future 🙏🏻

  48. Ivan P.

    Ivan P.

    Month ago

    Time to buy all the old Type-S now before they sky rocket in price

  49. Ali Kazi

    Ali Kazi

    Month ago

    Why aren't you in Australia? I used to live in the US and it was my dream to own a Acura at some point but then I moved to Australia and I would have made my dream come true if you had presence here. Please make it happen. Launch in Australia.

  50. SMGxEnWHYc46

    SMGxEnWHYc46

    Month ago

    Honest question, are you guys cools with me slapping a DC5 front end in an EM2?

  51. Klen TheCreezi

    Klen TheCreezi

    Month ago

    Seizure warning gosh..

  52. A’J RoZa

    A’J RoZa

    Month ago

    I love my 2008 Tl Type S in great shape still, my babe

  53. william lee

    william lee

    Month ago

    Is anyone going to bring up the elephant in the room? Acura has not had a mainstream premium coupe in over a decade. Coupes are a niche product and a manufactures desire to have coupes in their vehicle lineup show they have the R&D budget and good health of the brand to afford a project like that.

  54. E Johnson

    E Johnson

    Month ago

    I had a white ‘99 Honda Accord EX coupe with a V6. That thing was fast and smooth! Sold it to some young guy and later found out he wrecked it racing it.

  55. Ben dogg

    Ben dogg

    Month ago

    Rsx type s was my first car and I still think about that car till this day. So many great memories

  56. C S

    C S

    Month ago

    The CL type S is still a great daily driver. The automatic CL-S had a crappy 3rd gear clutch pack but other than that, it’s a solid car

  57. Frankie Garza

    Frankie Garza

    Month ago

    I love my baby

  58. imvents

    imvents

    Month ago

    My dad has an 05’ RSX!

  59. Ian Docena

    Ian Docena

    Month ago

    The CL9 TSX Type S would’ve been a good feature as well, but also not sold in the US domestic market unfortunately...

  60. SDFcommander

    SDFcommander

    Month ago

    Welcome back Acura. I think if you made a modern day Acura Integra Type S with one of your amazing 6 speed manual transmissions, it would sell like hot cakes!

  61. A-A-Ron

    A-A-Ron

    Month ago

    Soo how would I go about type s-ing my mdx lol 😄😅

  62. Tremayne Douglas

    Tremayne Douglas

    Month ago

    TURN UP THE BOOST!

  63. Nicholas Wilhoite

    Nicholas Wilhoite

    Month ago

    I have a 3rd gen TL Type S and I love it but can yall bring back a coupe please? A CLX Type S maybe? Just a thought...

  64. absolutejdm817

    absolutejdm817

    Month ago

    270k SSM CLS6 oem j32 still running strong and aged beautifully

  65. Frany

    Frany

    Month ago

    What about TYPE II

  66. Blassie P

    Blassie P

    Month ago

    3.2 TL type S and shit.

  67. YouTube Daily

    YouTube Daily

    Month ago

    this video makes want to get an EG hatch and put a k20 in it

  68. ANDRES 777

    ANDRES 777

    Month ago

    So they’re just not gonna show love to the RDX?

  69. Patrick Carrillo

    Patrick Carrillo

    Month ago

    The ILX should get the Type S treatment Make the old integra proud

  70. DaJuice

    DaJuice

    Month ago

    New NSX is trash, RSX is cool.

  71. Kxng Earner

    Kxng Earner

    Month ago

    My cousin had a grey on black CL that was a great car

  72. Kxng Earner

    Kxng Earner

    Month ago

    I'm an I N F I N I T I fan but I still would buy any Acura Type S especially a 2004-2008 TL Type S

  73. Walter Ritchey

    Walter Ritchey

    Month ago

    I had a RSX-S as a daily and also tracked it. Loved and miss it. Almost bought a CL-S 6spd too, great fun driving road car. I have an Integra racecar now and a Ridgeline practical commuter work and tow vehicle. I feel like a Type-S is geared for one car guys that want a little luxury, sport, and practicality in one. Sadly for me, I don't have a need for something like that anymore. 😔 But for most people, this is what they truly want! For odd balls like me, I'd LOVE to see a more beefed up MDX that can easily handle towing like the X5 V8 and diesel or Q7. They're already super nice and getting better and better to drive. Now it just needs more towing capability and I'd get one and use it for everything. Glad to see Acura going back to performance minded vehicles.

  74. jjay8319

    jjay8319

    Month ago

    I'm loving that the type s Acura is back. I certainly would buy one if it came with proper manual shifting but sadly that's not going to happen. Amazing looking car with plenty of power but without manual shifting it feels meh overall. I would happily pay extra for a old school manual shift varient of this car. I am bittersweet over this.

  75. Dennis Behrend

    Dennis Behrend

    Month ago

    I got a 2006 Jade Green Metallic RSX Type S and I am absolutely in love with it! You guys definitely nailed it on the RSX and I am excited to see what TLX Type S can do!

  76. Horris P. McTitties

    Horris P. McTitties

    Month ago

    The Type-S models don’t even look any different than the regular models. They have the same seats...they need their own exclusive sport buckets like Audi does with the S and RS models. I’m sure performance isn’t going to be anything special either. I just see another flop from Acura. The TLX is ugly af. The MDX is good looking, but I’m just not ready for an suv yet, if ever. The Germans still have this segment in their hand and I don’t ever see that changing. I had and loved my 3G TL Type-S, but that was my last Acura product. You just don’t ever seem to get it right or draw me back in away from the Germans. The new grille does NOT work on the sedans, at all.

  77. kurisu internet popstar

    kurisu internet popstar

    Month ago

    Bring back THE INTEGRA OR RSX!!

  78. Armani Nguon

    Armani Nguon

    Month ago

    Oh shit, V6 turbo charge, Brembo brakes, Double Wishbone Suspension, and a AWD. GOD DAM, ACURA MAKING IT SPICY LIKE HABANERO ON TACOS.

    • S am

      S am

      Month ago

      needs MT

  79. k_dot airsoft

    k_dot airsoft

    Month ago

    bring the rsx back

  80. Balla Thug

    Balla Thug

    Month ago

    All of the models had transmission issues, hopefully the new model is ok

  81. Jay Sizzle Beats LLC

    Jay Sizzle Beats LLC

    Month ago

    AMAZING!!!!!!

  82. Da One TL

    Da One TL

    Month ago

    I’m glad they’re showing some love to the 3G TL... now fix this damn cracked dashboard

  83. xuav Rice

    xuav Rice

    Month ago

    The 3rd gen TL-S is still the best looking Acura to date. It’s kind of sad the turn Acura took to make their cars appear a lot less sporty and more modern/luxury, but that’s what happens when you like luxury sports cars 😂

  84. Jessie Cabrera

    Jessie Cabrera

    Month ago

    Rerelease the 04-08 aspec bumper 🥵🥵🥵

  85. chrisa88151

    chrisa88151

    Month ago

    If only they'd release that bad boy with a stick, I'd get one in a heart beat

  86. Cayden Lee

    Cayden Lee

    Month ago

    start selling in uk

  87. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones

    Month ago

    Wish the legend came in a type s, we have the type 2

  88. Daniel Ramirez

    Daniel Ramirez

    Month ago

    But what is replacing the ILX and why did you guys rob the 16+ of modifiable add ons

  89. gabriel villarreal

    gabriel villarreal

    Month ago

    The gen 2 Acura legend really set the foundation for Acura idc what you have to say but the legend is the reason why everyone drives a damn Honda,we owe it to the legend,one of the best cars on the market in 1991

  90. Thefireball

    Thefireball

    Month ago

    I love my Acura CL-S so much. I'm throwing a J35A3 in with my J32A2's cams in it to make it a 3.5 CL-S. I've loved these cars since I owned my '99 CL and saw my friend roll up in a 2nd gen CL. I noticed that it looked just like my car, but different; better. Now I have my CL-S, and I'm fully bolted, and throwing an MDX engine in it. Though I might buy a second car based on a different platform (I'm looking at you Suzuki Cappucino or Miata), I'll never leave the J platform, especially thanks to P2R. They're keeping the J series alive.

  91. Chuckey YooHoo!

    Chuckey YooHoo!

    Month ago

    My family had 01 3.2TL for 17yrs! for about 130K , never needed any repair! my wife still compare 3.2TL with new cars nowadays, like “my new E350 does not feel faster than 3.2TL, my E350 feel not as smooth as 3.2TL, and my Lexus ES350 sound noisier than my old 3.2TL.” and so on.... well, she needs to buy new 2021 TLX, I guess!!

  92. YAYBEATS

    YAYBEATS

    Month ago

    bring back the manual...

  93. Zudo XBL

    Zudo XBL

    Month ago

    The 04 body RSX Type S looks the best 💯

  94. Lee Rogers

    Lee Rogers

    Month ago

    I owned a 3.2 CL type S back in the day. It had Tein coilovers, upgraded brakes, and a cold air intake system, and my new wife at the time and I took it up the 101 for a road trip I will never forget. We booked a few places to stay, but mostly just stopped in places that were nice and had vacancy. The sound of the car with the intake was so amazing on those coastal roads. Slow by todays standards, but exciting enough at the time to help bring life into the world. Should have named my oldest daughter CLaire or something. Sadly, it was the last Honda I've ever owned, after having 4 in a row (including two Civic hatchbacks with type R motors-one that had nitrous). Acura's now need more power or tuning ability, and a better exterior design team. Give us a Pinafarina designed Acura with SH AWD and a DOHC twin turbo V8 with electric motors to provide power before the large turbos spool. Make it the performance flagship to relaunch the brand. Focus less on the interior and technology and more on the look and the performance. Driving past an Acura or Honda makes my radar detector go insane....not sure what's going on with your technology, but pretty sure you're giving everyone cancer and your cars are now boring to drive. Other than the NSX, there isn't one newer model Honda/Acura I'd want to take on that road trip today.

  95. Jesse Graziano

    Jesse Graziano

    Month ago

    My 2006 got stolen......smh

  96. Shingo Yamaguchi

    Shingo Yamaguchi

    Month ago

    This old school photos at 3:09.

  97. TRU J. LLAPITAN

    TRU J. LLAPITAN

    Month ago

    Rsx ??? Plz

  98. [JL35]

    [JL35]

    Month ago

    My CL type S 6MT is a good car, It’s a blast to drive

  99. MISTER AMERICA

    MISTER AMERICA

    Month ago

    The RSX Type S is arguably the most iconic Type S... and you guys spent like 45 seconds talking about it.

  100. Decidueye

    Decidueye

    Month ago

    Best car I ever had was a 2001 CL Type S in red, my favorite color. His name was Ace. I still have his VIN, and I want to track him down in the future. THAT, my friends... Is the power of dreams.

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