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2001 Acura Integra

2001 Acura Integra
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  • Acura Integra
  • Year:
    2001-
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Inline-4
  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    170@7600
  • Torque @ RPM:
    128@6200
  • 0-60 time:
    -8 sec.
  • car segment:
  • Purpose:
  • body style:

As the entry-level Acura, the Integra embodies all the virtues that have established Acura as one of the leading luxury import brands in the U.S. market. It features superb road manners and excellent handling, an advanced powertrain, an aerodynamic exterior shape and a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit designed to make driving enjoyable and safe. The Integra, like all Acura automobiles, is dedicated to the proposition that driving is its own reward.

 

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Donut Media Explains VTEC: Video

Donut Media Explains VTEC: Video

Is it some magical performance elf? Nay, ’tis SCIENCE!

Matching gas-gulping speed-making with frugal efficiency isn’t an easy thing to do. Some folks slap a turbo on it and call it a day, while others add some extra batteries and an electric motor and call it a hybrid. But what if you didn’t need either of those things to have your cake and eat it too? Well, turns out Honda has been doing exactly that since the ‘80s, and it’s called VTEC.

The acronym stands for Variable valve Timing and lift Electronic Control, and basically, the system works to modify the exhaust and intake valve timing in the head to better extract more efficiency from the engine. While older engine design used a single cam profile to time the valves, VTEC actually manages to change the cam profile for increased power when you want it and decent fuel mileage when you don’t.

The first example came out in 1989 with the JDM Acura Integra, eventually hitting the States a few years later with the high-tech Acura NSX. Ever since then, H-badge fanboys have never been the same.

There’s obviously a lot more to it than we’ve explained thus far, so hit play for all the details.

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Acura Integra Could Get a Successor

Acura Integra Could Get a Successor

For years, the Integra represented accessible, sporty refinement, mixed with the renowned dependability of Acura’s parent company, Honda. Without question, the Integra was one of the most widely tuned cars in the history of aftermarket performance, and an enormous following of enthusiasts and parts makers remains today. Many clambered to experience the high-rev shriek of the Integra’s VTEC motor at full song. So when Acura halted production in 2006 with the DC5, also known stateside as the RSX, many lovers of the 2-door, front-drive sport coupe felt left out in the cold.

Now, however, Acura is trying to reclaim those sporty credentials. This year at SEMA, Acura brought a lightly-modified TLX and it’s twin-turbo GT sibling to showcase what can be done if someone with the intention of going fast buys an Acura. The race car is great if your commute consists of qualifying laps and battling for the checkered, but it doesn’t really mean a whole lot to anyone looking for a streetcar. The lightly modified TLX, on the other hand, looks good, but it’s still a grocery-getter on coilovers. While the TLX might make a decent family sedan, what Acura really needs is a two-door coupe that is both tunable and cheap enough to appeal to a younger crowd. What Acura really needs is a new Integra, and it looks like that may actually happen.

Speaking to Car & Driver, Acura chief designer Dave Marek was unable to divulge any specifics, but did hint at the possibility of a sporty, entry-level vehicle coming to Acura’s lineup sometime in the future: “A performance brand needs a flagship and it needs an accessible sport car. Not a sports car, but a sport car.”

If Acura does come through with an affordable sport car, Marek confesses it might happen in 2017. “There are lots of resources and activity going into making Acura back into what it was,” Marek said.

Click past the jump to read more about the Acura Integra.

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The Top 10 Cars of The Fast & The Furious

The Top 10 Cars of The Fast & The Furious

Now that the clock has finally run out and just hours away from the first showing of Fast Five - the fifth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise - we felt like it’s the right time to give proper respect to the characters that have made this movie franchise as fun as it has been since the first movie came out in 2001.

And if you think that we’re talking about resident leading men, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, guess again. This list has very little to do with them, or their other co-stars for that matter, but more so about what they were driving during the first four movies. Yes, dear friends. This is a list to honor the Top 10 cars of the Fast and Furious franchise!

Do take note that we compiled this list based on our opinions so if you have any sort of reaction on the cars we chose and the number we gave them, you have the floor in the comments section to let us hear about it.

Hit the jump to check out our list.

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2005 Most Stolen Vehicle

2005 Most Stolen Vehicle

The pattern of ‘clustering’ most frequently occurs with upper midsize cars like the Acura Integra, which accounts for eight of the top 25 most stolen vehicles. The Integra, along with the Suzuki Aerio (positions 12 and 13 on the list), are also part of a trend among what is commonly referred to as ‘tuner’ cars. These cars are popular with street racers, who look for vehicles packing a powerful motor in a lightweight and efficient package.
Perhaps most surprising is that in spite of escalating (...)

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2001 Acura Integra

2001 Acura Integra

As the entry-level Acura, the Integra embodies all the virtues that have established Acura as one of the leading luxury import brands in the U.S. market. It features superb road manners and excellent handling, an advanced powertrain, an aerodynamic exterior shape and a comfortable, ergonomic cockpit designed to make driving enjoyable and safe. The Integra, like all Acura automobiles, is dedicated to the proposition that driving is its own reward.

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2006 Acura Integra - Acurabot

2006 Acura Integra - Acurabot

The Acurabot, a highly modified 1994 Acura Integra LS was completely rebuilt over a seven week period between November’s SEMA show and the January 7th start of CES.
Owner Tajai Das of Xclusive Concepts first bought the car in 1998 as a stock, non-Vtec, Integra LS. By 1999 he had begun to customize the car’s appearance, soon taking the Best Vinyl Graphics category at the 1999 Import Revolution show in his native Ontario. "That was it," Das recalls. "From that moment, I was (...)

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1986 - 2001 Acura Integra history

1986 - 2001 Acura Integra history

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 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.

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