1986 - 2001 Acura Integra history

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The Acura Integra, sold as a Honda in most of the world, was a small, sporty vehicle sold primarily as a hatchback. It was Acura’s smallest, least expensive model, designed to offer a competitor to vehicles like the Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf GTI, which was the most well known and popular "hot hatch" of the 1980s when the Integra was introduced. Although a sedan was available for several years, it was dropped when the vehicle transitioned to its current fourth-generation "DC5" platform, which is now sold as the RSX in North America.

Integra 3-Door

Years Available: 1986-1989
Original Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 113 hp @ 6250 rpm, 99 lbs-ft @ 5500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic

  • First Acura model, introduced March 27, 1986
  • 1987: No changes
  • 1988: engine output increased to 118 hp and 103 lbs-ft torque; redesigned front and rear bumper, restyled interior; LS Special Edition featured body-color wheels and trim, special badges
  • 1989: no changes

Integra 5-Door

Years Available: 1986-1989
Original Engine: 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 113 hp @ 6250 rpm, 99 lbs-ft @ 5500 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic
First Acura model, introduced March 27, 1986

  • 1987: no changes
  • 1988: engine output increased to 118 hp and 103 lbs-ft of torque; redesigned front and rear bumper, restyled interior
  • 1989: no changes

Integra 3-Door

Years Available: 1990-1993
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 130 hp @ 6000 rpm, 121 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic

  • Second-generation Integra; double wishbone suspension; anti-lock brakes available on GS models
  • 1991: Leather interior available with black exterior, standard moonroof, power door locks on GS, standard power windows on LS
  • 1992: introduction of GS-R with 160-hp 1.7-liter VTEC™ 4-cylinder; standard 4-cylinder output increased to 140 hp @ 6300 rpm and 126 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm; revised front and rear bumpers; 4-spoke steering wheel
  • 1993: LS Special Edition features leather interior, high performance tires

Integra 4-Door

Years Available: 1990-1993
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 130 hp @ 6000 rpm, 121 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic

  • Second-generation Integra; new sedan body style replaced 5-door hatchback in first generation; double wishbone suspension; anti-lock brakes available on GS models
  • 1991: Leather interior available with black exterior, standard moonroof, power door locks on GS, standard power windows on LS,
  • 1992: standard 4-cylinderoutput increased to 140 hp @ 6300 rpm and 126 lbs-ft @ 5000 rpm; revised front and rear bumpers; 4-spoke steering wheel
  • 1993: no changes 

Integra Sports Coupe

Years Available: 1994-2001
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 142 hp @ 6300 rpm, 127 lbs-ft @ 5200 rpm (RS, LS); 1.8-liter 16-valve VTEC 4-cylinder, 170 hp @ 7600 rpm, 128 lbs-ft @ 6200 rpm (GS-R)
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic

  • Third-generation Integra; all new chassis and interior
  • 1995: Special Edition includes leather upholstery, sport suspension, rear spoiler, special badges; optional leather upholstery in GS-R
  • 1996: six-spoke alloy wheels on Special edition and GS-R; redesigned wheel covers on RS and LS; Body colored side moldings on LS; green-tinted window glass
  • 1997: Integra Type-R introduced with 195-hp 4-cylinder, sport suspension, larger brakes, lightweight body; Base engine output revised to 140 hp, 127 lbs-ft; Special Edition dropped; GS model added with 140-hp 4-cylinder, sport suspension and standard leather upholstery; 16-spoke alloy wheels on GS and GS-R
  • 1998: Revised front and rear bumper and front and rear light clusters; rear wiper standard on Type-R; tilt and height adjustable driver’s seat in LS, GS and GS-R; leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel standard with leather upholstery; new 15-inch alloy wheels on GS-R; new finished 14-inch alloy wheels on LS
  • 1999: RS model dropped; Type-R model suspended; leather upholstery standard on GS-R; 15-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob on LS
  • 2000: Type-R returns to lineup with standard air conditioning, simulated carbon-fiber instrument panel, aluminum shift knob, unique upholstery and two Type-R-only colors; LS, GS and GS-R comply with TLEV (transitional low emissions vehicle) rating; platinum-tipped spark plugs used for 100,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 2001: floor mats standard on all models

Integra Sports Sedan

Years Available: 1994-2001
Original Engine: 1.8-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder, 142 hp @ 6300 rpm, 127 lbs-ft @ 5200 rpm (RS, LS); 1.8-liter 16-valve VTEC 4-cylinder, 170 hp @ 7600 rpm, 128 lbs-ft @ 6200 rpm (GS-R)
Original Transmission: 5-speed manual/4-speed automatic

  • Third-generation Integra; all new chassis and interior; GS-R with VTEC available in sedan for first time
  • 1995: Special Edition includes leather upholstery, sport suspension, simulated wood interior trim, special badges; optional leather upholstery in GS-R
  • 1996: six-spoke alloy wheels on Special edition and GS-R; redesigned wheel covers on RS and LS; Body colored side moldings on LS; green-tinted window glass
  • 1997: Base engine output revised to 140 hp, 127 lbs-ft; Special Edition and RS dropped; GS model added with 140-hp 4-cylinder, sport suspension and standard leather upholstery; 16-spoke alloy wheels on GS and GS-R; simulated wood trim in GS-R
  • 1998: Revised front and rear bumper and front and rear light clusters; tilt and height adjustable driver’s seat standard; leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel standard with leather upholstery; new 15-inch alloy wheels on GS-R; new finished 14-inch alloy wheels on LS
  • 1999: leather upholstery standard on GS-R; 15-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob on LS
  • 2000: LS, GS and GS-R comply with TLEV (transitional low emissions vehicle) rating; platinum-tipped spark plugs used for 100,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 2001: floor mats standard on all models
 

4 comments:

Tracing back the history was difficult to do, but with Acura Integra we can trace it back trough the evolution of their cars and designs and most especially the engine and its speed. 

anLs-Vtec would be a Ls Block with a Type -R or a GS-R head "frank" engine. no LS vtec come off the line that way , they are made Because the torque of Ls is a very good partner with the V-tec of a Gs-r head

there’s no such thing, lorenzo.

what about the factory ls-vtec integras?

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