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#1339 of 2585 Acura To Offer Factory Performance Package for RSX Type-S
Jul 23, 2002 (1:10 pm)
See Acura To Offer Factory Performance Package for RSX Type-S
Cleveland, Ohio 07/11/2002 -- Acura will offer its first Factory Performance package for the RSX Type-S at dealerships nationwide beginning in early 2003, the company announced today.
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.
"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."
The Factory Performance package will have an MSRP of $4,800 plus installation. While Acura offers a wide range of dealer installed accessories, the introduction of 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 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."
The RSX Type-S Factory Performance package will include:
- High performance, track-tuned shocks and springs
- Slotted brake rotors and performance brake pads
- Lightweight 17x7.5 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
Acura Factory Performance is a complete dealer installed accessory package that addresses the demands of performance enthusiasts by providing enhanced handling, aggressive looks, quality, and durability, while maintaining the legendary Acura driving experience.
Does this mean that the RSX Type-R is not coming to North America?
Jul 23, 2002 (1:27 pm)
I don't know, but $5000 is seriously expensive for that hardware, unless they let you keep all the stock parts to resell.
#1341 of 2585 I agree w/ sphinx99
Jul 23, 2002 (1:30 pm)
So the additional $5000 + whatever markup the dealer will try and charge will put the RSX firmly into $30,000 territory. They will only be making I believe 1500 of these.
Jul 23, 2002 (1:33 pm)
I'm not sure who would pay that kind of tab when you can get a near-loaded 350Z with a full factory warranty and far more power for roughly the same price. That should be a $2000 package, max.
#1343 of 2585 Pictures of Factory Performance Package for RSX Type-S
Jul 23, 2002 (1:40 pm)
Pictures at http://hondanews.com/forms/images/index.html
I agree with both sphinx99 and nyccarguy, too much moola for this package. Yes, a 350Z would be a better alternative given the additional cost.
#1344 of 2585 What A Joke!
Jul 24, 2002 (11:09 am)
A limited-availability, dealer-installed, warranty-voiding, $4800.00 "Performance Package" that does nothing under the hood?
Wow! I hope that price includes a sobriety check, because you'd have to be stoned to pay $5000+ for that kit.
350Z and WRX dealers everywhere are saying, "Thank you, Acura!"
Acura fans everywhere are saying, "Thanks for nothing!"
#1345 of 2585 re: warranty voiding
Jul 24, 2002 (11:48 am)
I agree with everyone that this is a pkg that is waaaaay overpriced... but it IS backed by the Acura warranty.
17" wheels should be std on the S model, IMO.
Jul 24, 2002 (8:40 pm)
"Wow! I hope that price includes a sobriety check, because you'd have to be stoned to pay $5000+ for that kit."
It's also safe to assume that the dealer will charge an arm and a leg for installation. $4800+install+markup? Even in Canadian dollars it's a rip off.
wayde, I agree that 17" tires/wheels should have come on the RSX-S. Even if that higher trim cost a couple hundred bucks more.
I see the RSX-S with Performance Package as a temporary placeholder until the real RSX sports car, the Type R, debuts in N. America in 2004 (latest rumor I've heard).
Jul 24, 2002 (10:31 pm)
No way they charge $4800+ install, that would be insane - install will be included.. The kit is overpriced, but it isn't _that_ bad. I'm sure there will be plenty of people lazy enough to buy it, especially if they only have 1500.
Jul 25, 2002 (3:25 am)
From the July 22 issue of Autoweek:
"...The parts come only as a $4800 package. And you will pay extra to have your dealer install it; shade-tree mechanics need not apply. The upside is the kit carries a factory warranty. Only 1000 of the packages will be available."
Okay, a warranty is included, but sheesh! Figure on at least 8 hours of labor $70-80/hr, and you're left asking yourself, "Do I have to bring my own Vaseline?" OUCH!