2000 Acura Integra Type-R

Borrowing from the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Honda Intergra Type-R, the Acura unit was the only version to make it stateside. Car & Driver called it “the ultimate affordable boy racer” while EVO wrote it was “the greatest front-wheel-drive performance car ever.”

Unlike the JDM version the rest of world (ROW) version used a new front facia with double round from headlights.

The Type-R was built on a strengthened version of the DC2 chassis. The extra bulk was offset by reduced sound deadening, light wheels and lighter glass.

Press Release.

Joining the Acura model line for 2000 is the high-performance, fun-to-drive, for-enthusiasts-only Integra Type R.

195-horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 130 lb.-ft. of torque at 7,300 rpm, making it one of the most powerful 4-cylinder powerplants available in America today. This power is developed through numerous Acura engineering advancements, including the patented VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system pioneered in the Acura NSX supercar. VTEC helps provide optimum performance at all engine speeds to broaden the torque curve and increase peak power output.

Additional powerplant enhancements which contribute to the Integra Type R’s high-revving power output include high-compression, low friction pistons, high performance camshafts and valve gear, large diameter throttle body, along with a high-flow intake manifold and exhaust system.

The Type R’s increase in power is transferred to the wheels through an exclusive, ultra close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission with a heavy-duty clutch to accommodate the additional power. Coupled to a torque-sensitive, helical type limited slip differential to increase traction and reduce understeer, the Type R is at home on the racetrack as well as on the highway.

Improvements to the powerplant account for only part of the refinements made in the Type R transformation from a standard Integra coupe. Ride height has been decreased by 15 mm to lower the center of gravity through exclusive suspension springs and shocks, allowing for race car-like handling. Larger disc brakes with increased rotor and caliper size allow the Type R to stop quickly, while a refined ABS modulator enhances steering under hard braking. In addition, a computer-designed aluminum front strut tower brace and numerous structural reinforcements to the body greatly reduce flexing for a solid ride and confident handling.

To round out the performance package, the Type R is equipped with exclusive design, 15-inch aluminum wheels with increased offset and a durable 5-bolt lug pattern. To provide excellent traction, stability and outstanding road feel, the wheels are mounted with specifically engineered Bridgestone Potenza RE010 tires, similar to those found on the Acura NSX.

To compliment the engine and performance enhancements of the Type R, the vehicle has undergone a 33 lb. weight reduction compared to an Integra GS-R sports coupe, all while retaining creature comforts like standard air conditioning.

Externally, the Type R features exclusive appearance upgrades including a front chin spoiler, rear wing-type spoiler and body colored side sills which improves aerodynamics. In the cockpit, unique sport-style seats, carbon fiber style instrument panel, a special serial number plate on the center console and an aluminum shifter knob set apart the Type R. Offered in two sporty colors, Flamenco Black Pearl and Phoenix Yellow, these Type R exclusive items remind the driver that this Integra is an extremely special vehicle.

 

In Detail

tags dc2
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
price $ $ 24,350
engine B18C Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
fuel feed Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
displacement 1797 cc / 109.7 in³
bore 81 mm / 3.19 in
stroke 87.2 mm / 3.43 in
compression 10.6:1
power 145.4 kw / 195.0 bhp @ 8000 rpm
specific output 108.51 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 162.91 bhp per tonne
torque 176.26 nm / 130.0 ft lbs @ 7500 rpm
redline 8400
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels FWD
front tires 195/55R15
rear tires 195/55R15
front brakes Vented Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
rear brakes Solid Discs w/Power Assist & ABS
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar
r suspension Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar, Trailing Link
curb weight 1197 kg / 2639 lbs
wheelbase 2570 mm / 101.2 in
front track 1480 mm / 58.3 in
rear track 1475 mm / 58.1 in
length 4380 mm / 172.4 in
width 1695 mm / 66.7 in
height 1320 mm / 52.0 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.23:1, 2.105:1, 1.458:1, 1.107:1, 0.848:1
final drive 4.400:1
0 – 60 mph ~6.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~18 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15 seconds at 152.85 kph / 95 mph
fuel econ epa 10.69 L/100 km or 22 mpg-us
city fuel econ epa 9.41 L/100 km or 25 mpg-us
hwy fuel econ epa 7.59 L/100 km or 31 mpg-us