's answer to Honda
's Type R
. The Type S emblem on the back of a car means that it has a specially-tuned engine
to provide more power over the stock configuration (they increase the compression ratio
), an improved transmission
to take advantage of it, improved intake
, better suspension
, an improved braking
system, stabilizer bar
s, a specialized chassis
, perforated-leather seats, and other interior amenities
As an example, the 3.2 CL gets an extra 35 horsepower and 15 lbs/ft. of torque over the base model, and you get a five-speed automatic transmission instead of the stock four-speed.
Type S packages usually range around the $2,000.00 mark, which is a hell of a lot less than you would pay to achieve the same effect with aftermarket mods. You also don't have to worry about voiding your factory warranty.