With the lukewarm response from the current 2023 Acura Integra, fans of the iconic 90s JDM car will appreciate this new Acura Integra Coupe render.
The Acura Integra first went on sale in 1985 as one of two cars in the model lineup for Honda’s new premium brand. Built off a Civic platform, the Integra offered buyers a premium sports sedan or coupe that was, in the case of the Type R, a proper performance legend and enthusiast favorite.
Sales of even the lesser versions of the Integra were strong, and the car developed a loyal following among young people looking for an upscale ride that was still affordable. But Acura dropped the Integra name altogether and finally the brand moved to a new naming structure (RSX, TSX, RDX, etc.).
After 20+ years, Acura finally brought back the Integra name this year for an all-new sporty premium compact sedan built off the Civic platform once more.
The all-new Integra is only available as a 5-door hatchback, whereas the original Integra included a 3-door variant as well. With fans expressing their indifferent opinions of the new Integra, HotCars digital artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel has created images of what a 2-door coupe version of the new 4-door Acura Integra sedan might look like.
Like the original Integra, this image has a low grille which also has the shape found on the front of all new Acuras. An Acura badge is at the center of the hood which has a bulge in the center. Round LED headlights are a nod to the round lights on the original Integra.
What did get confirmed though is the Acura Integra Type S for summer 2023, a car which will feature a 300-hp 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, a manual 6-speed transmission and an LSD: the same kind of specs as the Honda Civic Type R and a feature list that looks a lot closer to what we might expect from an Integra Type R today; albeit with 4 doors and perhaps less of the 90s car’s agility and dynamics due to its much heavier weight.
The Integra Type R from the late 90s is a legend among front-wheel-drive cars today, a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter engine made 197 hp – better than some V8s with 3 times the capacity from history – and a light, strengthened chassis helped it reach 60 mph in as little as around 6 seconds.