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Acura Integra

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A sporty coupe and sedan produced by Honda and also sold as an Acura in markets with that marque.

Awards and acknowledgements include:
A Complete Guide to Used Cars (1995 Edition) Best Late-Model Bet in the Sporty Coupe category (model years 1986-1993)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Honda Integra page on 22 April 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Honda Integra, marketed in North America as the Acura Integra, is an automobile produced by Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda from 1986 to 2006. It succeeded the Honda Quint as a more luxurious and sport-oriented derivative of the Civic. The Integra was one of the launch models for Acura in the US in 1986 alongside Acura Legend. Throughout its life, the Integra was highly regarded for its handling and performance. The Integra Type R is widely regarded as the best front wheel drive car of all time.

Car and Driver magazine named the Integra to its annual Ten Best list six times: in 1987, 1988, and 1994 through 1997. The GS-R model was called out specifically in 1994 and 1995. It made a return on the Ten Best list as the Acura RSX, in 2002 and 2003.

First generation: Series AV, DA1-DA4 (1986-1989)

This vehicle debuted in Japan in February 1985 as the Honda Quint Integra, available only at Honda's Japanese dealership sales channel Honda Verno before going on sale a year later in North America as part of the then-new luxury Acura lineup. The three-door hatchback was the only model available originally, with a five-door arriving in October 1985. The four-door saloon bodystyle became available in Japan in the autumn of 1986. Only the hatchback versions were sold in the U.S. A 1.6 L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine powered most versions. The engine was the vehicle's most publicized feature, as DOHC, multi-valve engines were not commonplace in entry-level models at the time. In most European countries, only the five-door liftback was offered, as a replacement for the Honda Quint. Typically for European Integras, only the 1.5-liter 85 PS (63 kW; 84 hp) 4 Weber carburetors engine was available. The five-door liftback model was also sold in Australia rebadged as the Rover 416i. Except for in Britain, Honda did not offer the more powerful 1.6 DOHC fuel injection engine (in the UK known as the Integra EX16) in Europe. The ZC engine was also shared with the Honda Concerto, which was sold at newly established Japanese dealership sales channel called Honda Clio, which sold luxury oriented products like the Honda Legend.

Second generation: Series DA5-DA9, (1989–1993)

The second generation Integra was introduced in April 1989 and in this generation, one of the first VTEC engines ever manufactured by Honda was installed in a JDM Integra DA series. For North America's GS-R only, the B17A1 engine is a 1.7-litre naturally aspirated engine with a specific power output of 160 PS (118 kW; 158 hp). VTEC engagement is at 4,800 rpm on the B16A engine, redline for the XSi is 8,200 rpm. All Japanese models remained exclusive to Honda Japanese dealership network called Honda Verno.

Third generation: Series DB6-DB8, DC1-DC2, DC4 (1993–2001)

Honda debuted the third generation model in 1993 in Japan at Honda Verno locations. It had an unusual four headlight front end design which was dubbed "bug eyes" by some enthusiasts. Standard power (in Japan) from the B18B engine increased to 142 hp (105.9 kW). In the U.S., the B18B1 produced slightly less power due to a lower compression ratio (emissions related).The top model was known in Japan as "Si", and it was powered by a B18C engine with a power of 178 PS (131 kW; 176 hp) VTEC. The "bug eye" headlights proved unpopular in Japan so all JDM Integras were given a minor facelift in 1995 with more conventional elongated flat headlights and a revised front bumper, the top model was relabelled the Integra SiR.

This generation Integra was generally not available in Europe, although some markets such as Greece did receive this model. Those cars were fitted with a 105 PS (77 kW) version of the 1590 cc ZC engine. From MY1998 onward, non-JDM Integras (including Type R models) received a facelift to the front bumper which moved the embossed "INTEGRA" label to below the left headlights, eliminated the horizontal strut across the radiator grille and reshaped the headlight housing, turn signal housing and lower bumper.

Dealer installed options for the third generation Integra included: security system, 15" alloy wheels, trunk mat, splash guards, fog lights, rear wing spoiler, sunroof (Hatchback only), CD changer, leather seats, leather shift knob and leather steering wheel.


Photographs

Acura Integra Subject:  Acura Integra
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Date:  2008
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Acura Integra Race Car Subject:  Acura Integra Race Car
Photographer:  "NSX-Racer"
Location:  Magny-Cours, France
Date:  June 2004
License:  GNU Free Documentation License
View photo of Acura Integra Race Car - 246KB
Acura Integra Model Car Subject:  Acura Integra Scale Model Car
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Model Build Info:  box stock Revell 85-2572
Caption:  This is the first model car I've finished as an adult.
Article:  Kit Review:  A Beginner's Perspective on the Acura Integra
View photo of Acura Integra Model - 310KB
Acura Integra Model Car Subject:  Acura Integra Scale Model Car
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Model Build Info:  box stock Revell 85-2572
Caption:  This is the first model car I've finished as an adult.
Article:  Kit Review:  A Beginner's Perspective on the Acura Integra
View photo of Acura Integra Model - 2,358KB
Acura Integra Model Car Subject:  Acura Integra Scale Model Car
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  July 2011 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Model Build Info:  box stock Revell 85-2572
Caption:  This is the first model car I've finished as an adult.
Article:  Kit Review:  A Beginner's Perspective on the Acura Integra
View photo of Acura Integra Model - 2,495KB
Acura Integra Model Car Subject:  Acura Integra Scale Model Car
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  July 2011 Meeting of C.A.R.S. in Miniature
Model Build Info:  box stock Revell 85-2572
Caption:  This is the first model car I've finished as an adult.
Article:  Kit Review:  A Beginner's Perspective on the Acura Integra
View photo of Acura Integra Model - 1,413KB
Custom Acura Integra Scale Model Subject:  Custom Acura Integra Scale Model
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2011 Attack of the Plastic
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Custom Acura Integra Model Subject:  Custom Acura Integra Scale Model
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2011 Attack of the Plastic
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Custom Acura Integra Model Subject:  Custom Acura Integra Scale Model
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2011 Attack of the Plastic
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Acura Integra Dirt Track Race Car Scale Model Subject:  Acura Integra Dirt Track Race Car Scale Model
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2011 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of Acura Integra Dirt Track Race Car Model - 2,021KB
Acura Integra Dirt Track Race Car Model Subject:  Acura Integra Dirt Track Race Car Scale Model
Photographer:  Bill Crittenden
Event:  2011 Attack of the Plastic
View photo of Acura Integra Dirt Track Race Car Model - 1,775KB


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
November 2002On-Site Child Safety Seat Investigation
Vehicle - 1994 Acura Integra LS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1,268KB - 13 pages
classified date 1998In-depth Vehicle Occupant Report
1998 Acura Integra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 8.7MB - 89 pages


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Revell 85-2572Acura Integra Type RHot Hatch Euros 1:25 scale


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
25 February 2004New Release of D3 Automotive Designs Double XCB-C to increase torsional stiffness and increase chassis ridigity.D3 Automotive Designs
20 March 2006Kit Review: A Beginner's Perspective on the Acura IntegraBill Crittenden


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