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(GS-R) L4-1797cc 1.8L DOHC (VTEC) (1994)     (RS, LS) L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC PFI (1995)
GS Coupe L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC MFI (1997)     GS Sedan L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC MFI (1999)
GS-R Coupe L4-1797cc 1.8L DOHC (VTEC) MFI (1997)     GS-R L4-1797cc 1.8L DOHC (VTEC) PGM-FI (2001)
GS-R Sedan L4-1797cc 1.8L DOHC (VTEC) MFI (1999)     L4-1590cc 1.6L DOHC FI (1987)
L4-1678cc 1.7L DOHC (VTEC) FI (1992)     L4-1797cc 1.8L DOHC (VTEC) (1996)
LS Coupe L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC MFI (1997)     LS Sedan L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC MFI (1999)
RS Coupe L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC MFI (1998)     RS Sedan L4-1834cc 1.8L DOHC MFI (1997)
Type R Coupe L4-1797cc 1.8L DOHC (VTEC) MFI (2001)    

Acura Integra: A Legacy of Sportiness and Innovation

The Acura Integra stands as a beacon of Acura's commitment to performance, innovation, and style. As one of the pioneering models of Acura, Honda's luxury division in North America, the Integra has left an indelible mark on the automotive landscape. This introduction delves deep into the history, performance, and legacy of the Acura Integra.

The Genesis of the Integra

In 1986, the automotive world was introduced to the Acura Integra, a model that would go on to define sporty compact luxury. Launched alongside the more luxurious Acura Legend, the Integra was a statement of Acura's versatility. It catered to those who sought a blend of performance, style, and luxury in a compact package. The first-generation Integra, available in both coupe and sedan body styles, was a testament to Japanese engineering, offering a remarkable driving experience at its price point.

Evolution Through the Decades

The 1990s marked a transformative era for the Integra. The second generation, launched in 1990, showcased a more aerodynamic design, reflecting the evolving tastes of the automotive world. But it was the introduction of the VTEC technology in the GS-R model that truly set the Integra apart. This innovation, which allowed for variable valve timing, enhanced the car's performance, making it a favorite among enthusiasts.

By the mid-90s, the third generation of the Integra had arrived, bringing with it a more rounded and modern design. However, it was in 1997 that the Integra truly shone with the introduction of the Type R to the U.S. market. This model, with its high-revving VTEC engine and performance enhancements, quickly became a legend, setting benchmarks for front-wheel-drive performance.

The Integra's Legacy

While the Integra was replaced by the RSX in 2001 in North America, its legacy was far from over. The Integra had established itself as a symbol of affordable performance. Its blend of reliability, performance, and style made it a favorite, not just among everyday drivers but also among car enthusiasts. The aftermarket scene for the Integra flourished, with many owners tuning and customizing their cars, further enhancing the Integra's performance credentials.

Performance and Innovation

At the heart of the Integra's appeal was its commitment to performance. Whether it was the early models with their responsive engines or the later models with the groundbreaking VTEC technology, the Integra always delivered a thrilling driving experience. The GS-R and Type R models, in particular, became icons of performance, showcasing what was possible in a front-wheel-drive compact car. The Integra wasn't just about raw power; it was about the entire driving experience. Its handling, agility, and responsiveness made it a joy to drive, whether on city streets or on the racetrack.

A Lasting Impact

The Acura Integra's impact on the automotive world cannot be understated. It redefined what was possible in a compact luxury car, blending performance and luxury in a way that few other cars could. Even today, decades after the last Integra rolled off the production line, it remains a beloved model. Car enthusiasts reminisce about its performance, while everyday drivers fondly remember its reliability and style. Rumors and speculations about a potential revival or successor to the Integra often surface, reflecting the model's lasting impact and the hope that its legacy will continue.


The Acura Integra is more than just a car; it's a symbol of a bygone era of automotive innovation and performance. It stands as a testament to Acura's commitment to pushing the boundaries and delivering exceptional vehicles. As we look back at the Integra's storied history, one thing is clear: it was, and remains, one of the most iconic models in Acura's lineup, a true embodiment of sportiness, innovation, and luxury.

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