Anime and Japanese automobile culture frequently go hand in hand, as we have seen in the past with programs like Initial D. However, as the times evolve, these car-centric events must incorporate the most recent cultural representations. Acura’s short-form anime series “Chiaki’s Journey” will feature the all-new Integra Type S as the main attraction.
The automaker’s original anime began in 2022 as an entertaining way to promote their growing Type S lineup, and the second season premieres today at the Acura Long Beach Grand Prix. As a tribute to the Integra’s racing heritage, the season will feature vehicles such as the 1990s RealTime Racing Integra Type R, with the new Integra Type S making its debut in the final episode of the season as a Pikes Peak race car.
Acura’s second anime series will star the new Integra Type S.
Acura will send a race-ready Integra Type S to this year’s Pikes Peak hillclimb, which will be held on June 25. With any luck, the car will have distinctive decals, gold rims, and aggressive hill-climb aero to resemble the one from the anime series. In addition, this weekend at Long Beach, they will have a full-scale replica of Uncle Noboru’s garage with the Integra Type S on exhibit, as well as anime-style covers for the Acuras that will be pacing and competing in the IMSA race.
With 320 horsepower (324 PS / 239 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of available torque, the Integra Type S is a bona fide hot compact, surpassing its Civic Type R companion by 5 hp (5 PS / 4 kW). In typical Integra fashion, the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine transmits all of its power to the front axles and is only available with a six-speed manual transmission to satisfy enthusiasts. In addition to four-piston Brembo brakes and adaptive absorbers, the vehicle manages corners as well as it appears.