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This Honda Integra Type-R Rendering Is Faithful To Both The Past And The Present

A 2022 Honda Integra Type-R needs to happen, and this rendering shows exactly how it needs to look

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The Honda Integra Type-R is not a car that needs an introduction. It’s considered the best front-wheel-drive sports car ever made. The Integra Type-R had all the right ingredients out of the box. A nimble chassis, close-ratio five-speed manual, helical LSD, and of course, the B18C5 engine that revs to almost 9,000 RPM. Sadly, prices have sky-rocketed, and if you want one, you’d have to sell an arm and a leg. However, industrial designer Jordan Rubinstein-Towler has decided to give us his own vision of what a 2022 Honda Integra Type-R could look like.

This Honda Integra Type-R Rendering Is Faithful To Both The Past And The Present
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It seems Jordan was inspired by the JDM version of the car, as the headlights are reminiscent of the rectangular units found on Japan-spec cars. For the rest of the world, the Integra DC2 features round headlights. The rear is actually quite reminiscent of the newer Integra DC5 and even features a modern interpretation of the tall rear wing, which is also adjustable.

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While the back draws obvious inspiration from the newer DC5 generation.

Jordan’s vision manages to be faithful to the past and present of Honda, including elements from older and current models of the brand. The design is both aggressive and minimalistic at the same time. Just like in the original, the rendering features a sleek profile, without much in the way of crests and curves. It also has Enkei forged wheels, wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza semi-slick tires.

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In the artist’s mind, the 2022 Integra Type-R is envisioned with a 2.4-liter i-VTEC engine that makes 276 hp at 8,600 RPM.

The designer is a true fan of the Integra Type-R and has even gone through the trouble of rendering the interior and engine bay.

Under the hood, the 2022 Integra Type-R gets a 2.4-liter i-VTEC, which in his vision develops 276 horsepower at 8,600 RPM – way more than the original’s 197 horsepower.

Staying true to the original, the high-revving inline-four is “married” to a six-speed close-ratio manual gearbox. Jordan has thrown in an adjustable coilover suspension for good measure. There is also a substantial amount of chassis bracing, some of which can be seen on the images.

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The interior follows a similar philosophy. It’s minimalistic, yet driver-focused, with lots of red accents and sport Alcantara seats that will squeeze you in place harder than a clingy girlfriend.

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The rendering is inspired by both the DC2 and DC5 generations of the Integra.

One of Type-R’s features compared to the normal Integra is less weight. In this case, the 2022 interpretation has dropped down to 1,170 kg (2,580 pounds), from 1,275 kg (2,811 pounds). For context, the original Integra Type-R had a curb weight of 1,145 kg (2524 pounds). Should the Integra Type-R reincarnate in Jordan’s vision, we expect the 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time to be well under the 6.1-second mark, which is what “Sport Compact Car” magazine managed to achieve, back in the day.

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The tall rear wing is also adjustable.

Although it doesn’t seem like Honda will give us a new Integra Type-R any time soon, you can be sure that, if it happens, it will be much more affordable than what the 1990s original currently goes for. Not long ago, a 1997 Integra Type-R sold for $65,000, which is well over the $24,000 original sticker price, which is almost $40,630 in today’s money. We can only hope that Honda listens to reason and takes inspiration from Jordan’s designs.

2022 Honda Integra Type-R Rendering Specs
Drivetrain 2.4-liter, four-cylinder i-VTEC
Horsepower 276 horses @ 8,600 rpm
Transmission Six-speed manual
Weight 2,580 lbs
0-60 mph < 6.1 seconds

Source: jrubinsteintowler via Instagram

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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