Car reviews - Honda - Integra - Type R 3-dr hatch
Perhaps the best Honda sports car this side of the NSX - that's the Integra Type R
29 Mar 2001
By P TIBBLES
HONDA'S Integra coupe has always been capable, but never set the pulse racing.
Until now. The hot Type R version, ostensibly introduced to combat the lighter, faster new Toyota Celica, is a true enthusiast's car. Its rorty engine and agile chassis come into their own on twisty stretches of tarmac. However, its firm ride and relatively high noise levels can make it a tiresome proposition as a day-to-day commuter.
Model release date: 1 October 1999 to 1 July 2001
Did you know?The "R" in Type R stands for racing.
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Honda IntegraReleased: June 1989
Ended: July 1993
Family Tree: Integra
The Integra has been a favourite halfway house between Civic and Prelude since the mid-1980s. Its coupe status helps with the sporty credentials, as does the 1.8-litre twin-cam 16-valve engine - although VTEC engineering did not come until the VTi-R in 1993.
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