Honda Integra Type R

Touge run. | Honda Integra DC2 Type-R JDM| Nightride (4K)
Touge run. | Honda Integra DC2 Type-R JDM| Nightride (4K)

Honda Integra Type R

The JDM Honda Integra Type R, was known as an Acura Integra Type R in the US. Acura was created as an upscale brand under the Honda banner in 1986. Acuras purpose was to market performance, and luxuxy vehicles. The first Japanese luxury brand, Toyota followed with Lexus, and Nissan with Infiniti. The Acura Integra Type R was sold in the Japanese market starting in 1995, in the US it was sold from 1997.

The Integra Type R B18C engine was rated from 190 to 200 PS depending on the country it was sold in. The Type R featured a close ratio five speed manual transmission with a helical LSD. The chassis was strengthened with thicker metal around the shock towers and subframe, a weight reduction, and more spot welds.

The JDM car has different headlights, and can be significantly lighter than the US version. Integra Type-R Information and Resources

For more information about buying a JDM Honda Integra Type R, please call or email at 844-523-2233 sales@importavehicle.com
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In Japan, the Integra is revered as one of the best sports cars of the ’90s. On Japanese car review show “Best Motoring” the Integra Type R punched well above its weight competing with fastest 4WD Turbo cars of the time, the Nissan Skyline GTR[21] and WRX STI.[22]

It has been acclaimed by motoring journalists worldwide, including Evo magazine, which named the Type R ‘the greatest front-wheel-drive performance car ever’, and TheAutoChannel.com, which similarly called it ‘the best handling front-wheel drive car ever’.[23]

The Integra Type R is considered a modern classic and prices have steadily risen. An original Type R can sell for twice its dealership price with a low mileage example reaching US$63,800 at auction in 2018.[24]

Production would be limited to 320 units in 1997 and 1,000 units in 1998. 1,350 units were built for the US in 2000 and 1,158 in 2001. A total of 3,823 Integra Type R were produced.[4]

DC2 Type R Weight Comparison[edit]

The below table lists the curb weights of the Integra Type R by model year (lbs)

Model 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
JDM Integra Type R 2,325 2,420
US Integra Type R N/A 2,560[5] 2,577[6] N/A 2,633[7] 2,639[8]
UK Integra Type R N/A 2,513[9]
AU Integra Type R N/A N/A N/A 2,397[10]

The below table shows the weight gains/losses due to the differences in parts between the Integra Type R and the Integra VTi-R as listed by Wheels 1994.

Part kg lbs
Recaro Seats 6.65 14.65
Stiffer suspension/High-grip tires 5.50 12.13
Performance Rod & Aluminum Make 3.44 7.58
Rear Spoiler 2.90 6.39
Body Stiffening Metal Sheets 1.71 3.77
LSD 1.50 3.31
Miscellaneous 1.16 2.56
Front Spoiler 1.03 2.28
Strengthening Wheel Bolts & Bearings 0.70 1.55
Strengthening Tailgate Area 0.31 0.69
Stiffer Rubber Exhaust Piping Mounts 0.14 0.31
Floor Heat Panel Removed -0.272 (0.60)
Fuel Tank Wave Absorber Removed -0.45 (0.99)
MOMO Small-Radius Steering Wheel -0.7 (1.54)
Lighten Flywheel -0.75 (1.65)
Resin Spare Tire Lid -0.997 (2.20)
Aluminum Left-Side “Stopper Bracket” -1.3 (2.87)
Aluminum Radiator -1.35 (2.98)
Rear Wiper Removal -1.851 (4.08)
Compact Battery -3 (6.61)
Lighter Engine, Exhaust Pipings -3.329 (7.34)
Dashboard Insulator Removed -3.869 (8.53)
Lighter Aluminum Wheels -5.2 (11.46)
Car Stereo & Antenna Removal (optional) -5.665 (12.49)
Miscellaneous -6.919 (15.25)
Floor Sheetmetal Removed -10.665 (23.51)
Air Conditioner Removal (optional) -18.7 (41.23)
Net Weight Reduction (39.97) (88.11)

Using actual Wheels Magazine test weight of 1176 kg for VTi-R -40 kg listed, AuDM Type R weight reduction yields approximately a 1136 kg (2504 lb) curb weight.

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