Honda Integra Sir and Type R (DC2 + DB8)

Model
Si Vtec - SiR
Type R
Chassis
DC2 + DB8
DC2 + DB8
Engine
1.8 I4 Twincam 16v (B18C)
1.8 I4 Twincam 16v (B18C Type R)
Transmission
5sp / Auto
5sp
Drivetrain
FF
FF
Power
180ps
200ps
Torque
129lb/ft
134lb/ft
Weight
1100kg
1060kg
Induction
Naturally Aspirated
Naturally Aspirated
Compression
10.6:1
11.1:1
Doors
3-door / 4-door
3-door / 4-door
LSD
Yes Torsion
Optional
 
The DC2 Integra was Honda’s flagship front wheel drive sports compact at the time. This vehicle is very modern in every way even by today’s standard. This is why it was in productions basically unchanged for 9 years from 1993 – 2001. The vehicle was sporty, and very fun to drive quickly. It is considered one of the world’s best front driver coupes.
 
If you go for the Si (later SiR) VTEC you will enjoy the 180hp 1.8 liter engine and nice tight chassis. But what if you wanted more? In 1995 the Type R was produced. It had 20 more hp and was re-worked from head to toe. The chassis had extra bracing, the interior was lightened, the suspension was reworked, and the overall package was extremely quick. Enthusiasts flocked to it and it was popular throughout its production.
 
The Engine was a masterpiece and an accumulation of everything Honda learned making the B16a engines. It revved easily and made excellent power for its weight and size. You could rev it to 8000rpm and not break it and since it has Honda’s VTEC system, it stays mild mannered at lower RPMs as well. This engine was so good that it have been used in engine swaps from early model Civics to Austin Minis and tube frame cars.
 
The Integra Type R is highly tuned to begin with so like other highly tuned cars such as the Lancer Evolution, it commonly is left aloe. That isn’t to say that nobody tunes them. They are seen with racing bits on them all the time but clean examples are ready as well.
 
There really is no other car out there at this time that gives you the kind of engine mixed with front wheel drive in a light chassis. Because of that, this car is still used for grip racing and has a large following world wide. Honda really hit the nail on the head with this one.
 
A good condition Si or SiR will run about 200000 yen for a 1994. The Type R sells at auction for about 300000 yen for a 1995 and a 2000 will run you about 500000 – 700000. Model year 2000 SiRs are quite rare as most newer models were Type Rs. Direct any importing and exporting questions to us and we would be happy to answer anything.