Honda / Acura Integra Type R
The Honda Integra Type R, also marketed as the Acura Integra Type R in North America, is a high-performance variant of the Honda Integra compact sports car. It is renowned for its exceptional handling, lightweight construction, and high-revving engine.
The Integra Type R was first introduced in 1995 and was available in various generations until 2001. It was designed with a focus on performance and track-ready capabilities. The Type R models were produced in limited numbers and featured several enhancements over the standard Integra.
One of the key highlights of the Integra Type R was its engine. It was equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, such as the B18C5 engine in the North American version. This engine was designed to rev high and produced impressive power outputs for its displacement. The Type R engines were often mated to close-ratio manual transmissions for precise gear changes.
The Type R models featured significant weight reduction measures, including thinner glass, fewer sound deadening materials, and lightweight components. This helped improve the power-to-weight ratio and overall performance of the car. Suspension upgrades, such as stiffer springs, larger anti-roll bars, and improved dampers, contributed to enhanced handling and responsiveness.
The Integra Type R also boasted aerodynamic enhancements, including unique body kits, rear spoilers, and special badging. The interior of the Type R models typically featured sportier seats, aluminum trim, and a more focused driving environment.
The Integra Type R gained a reputation for its impressive performance on both the street and the track. It set records and won accolades in various motorsport competitions, including touring car championships. The combination of its agile handling, high-revving engine, and driver-focused characteristics made it a favorite among driving enthusiasts.
Please note that my knowledge may not include the most recent developments or updates regarding the Honda Integra Type R beyond my September 2021 knowledge cutoff.