Honda (Acura) Integra Type R for 1,200

Honda (Acura) Integra Type R for $151,200

Broad Arrow has auctioned off a Honda Integra R model for $151,200. This is a new record for the model.

We don’t know who pays the same amount of money for the Acura Integra Type R, which was sold in Europe as Honda, Nissan Skyline or Toyota Supra. The highest bidder will have reasons to pay a sixth amount for four cylinders. The price is a new record for the model: the highest price so far was $117,112 for the Type R, which was auctioned on June 29, 2022 at

Type R 1,322 only in the US

One reason may be the car’s scarcity: only 320 Integra Type R were sold in North America (USA and Canada) in 1997. The following year it was 1,002. Makes Rs 1,322 for the first two years only painted Championship White. The two older models of 2000 and 2001, optionally painted in yellow or black, sold best with 1,355 and 1,173 units. Honda had planned 500 Integra Type R for Germany – with more than 1,000 orders.

Fixed games

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The character of the Integra Type R is characterized by a high-revving engine and a lightweight construction.

Honda had repeatedly redesigned the conservative Integra Coupé: the body was deliberately strengthened and lightened. The noise insulation flew out as well as the rear window wipers and windshield wipers. The thin windshield and lightweight 15-inch wheels further reduced weight, with the 2+2 seating tipping the scales at 1,145kg.

The front-mounted 1.8-liter DOHC VTEC four-cylinder was specifically trained to be a high-end racer: with a compression ratio increased to 11:1 (US: 10.6:1), a hand-tuned intake manifold, and a system of The exhaust with 30 percent less Back pressure and adjustable intake camshaft increases the output per liter of the aspirated engine to more than 100 hp: with a displacement of 1.8 liters this makes 190 hp at 7,900 rpm in the European version, 195 in the version of Europe. USA and 200 in Japan. Maximum torque of 178 Nm was achieved at 7,300 rpm. Depending on the market, the rev limiter came in at 8,500 or 8,600 rpm.

Honda Integra Type R on test

This consistent design gives the Type R an open character. “The Integra R model will fall unevenly through the goal scoring grid, but in the fun rating it rises and outstrips its competitors,” wrote Thomas Fischer in auto motor und sport 7/1998. The author described driving the coupe like this: “…the steering is tremulous, the dynamics crisp, the suspension dry, the gas pedal seems to be directly connected to the throttle valves, the brakes are strong and without fading either – in short. : Integra R offers operation without a filter.”

Acura Honda Integra Type R (1997)

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“Driving without a filter” was a test of an automatic and sports car.

A rare, classic, naturally aspirated car that is considered one of the most advanced cars of its time. There’s still no good reason to pay that much money for this Acura Integra R Type — a sum that would also be the NSX.

Less than 10,000 kilometers on the odometer

The example sold by Broad Arrows had 6,200 miles (9,920 km) on the odometer at the time of the auction, so it was brand new. Even two previous owners is not much for a 25 year old car.

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It should come as no surprise that a rare, uncompromising sports car with a revving original engine fetches high prices at auction in top condition. What’s surprising, however, is when the undoubtedly fun Integra Type R costs about the same money as the NSX.

It is also unusual that the four-cylinder sports car, which cost less than 50,000 marks when it first appeared in Germany in 1997, is being auctioned at Amelia Island.