2000 Acura Integra Type R review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 16 October 2006 , 07:10:52 byEmil

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Acura Integra Type R

The 2000 Acura Integra Type R provides its enthusiasts with the nimble performance capabilities of a hand-crafted racer as it incorporates the NSX-inspired technology. Dick Colliver, executive vice president, Acura division, stated that the Type R represented a pure Integra with the fun and performance factors clicked all the way up, showing that everything became possible when racing engineers tuned a road car for serious driving enthusiasts. Its power is delivered by a 1.8-liter Integra powerplant which was specially tuned to produce an output of 195 HP at 8,000 rpm and 130 lb-ft of torque at 7,300 rpm, thus becoming one of the most powerful four-cylinder powerplants available in America nowadays. The patented VTEC is included in the engineering advancements which make possible this striking power output, helping ensure premium performance at all engine speeds in order to increase peak power output and broaden the torque curve. Power is transferred to the wheels via an ultra close-ratio five-speed manual transmission, featuring a heavy-duty clutch in order to accommodate the additional power. The use of exclusive suspension springs and shocks have resulted in a ride height decreased by 15 mm to lower the center of gravity, while the Type R is allowed to stop quickly by the larger disc brakes with increased rotor and caliper size. The exclusive design together with the 15-inch aluminum wheels contribute to the performance package. Thus, the exclusive appearance is enhanced by a front chin spoiler, rear wing-type spoiler and body colored side sills which lead to an improved aerodynamics. The car model will be available in two sporty colors, Phoenix Yellow and Flamenco Black pearl, thus reminding the driver and passengers that the Integra was an extremely special vehicle.