Acura was originally introduced to North American consumers as a way for Honda to compete with upscale, luxury auto brands. The Integra filled a crucial need for a sporty yet sophisticated model to help cement Acura in the minds of American consumers as an upscale auto brand. The choice of the Integra as the keynote model for Acura was perhaps one of the largest contributors to the success of the brand since its launch. The Integra originally hit the US market with a 1.6L DOHC 4-cylinder in both sedans and hatchbacks. However, this 1.6L was upgraded to a 1.8L for the second generation of Integra. The second generation also saw the introduction of the popular GS series as well as the RS and LS. The GS offered a top-shelf experience with all the cutting edge technology possible, including the first anti-lock brake system on an Acura.
By 1992, Acura boosted the raw HP of the Integra to 140 and introduced the GS-R with its 1.7L 4-cylinder that, with VTEC variable valve timing from Honda could achieve 160HP. By 1994, a third-generation Integra had been released that expanded body options and made the 1.8L 142HP 4-cylinder engine with 5-speed manual the standard. In 1997, the GS-R was upgraded with a VTEC 1.8L that could hit 170HP. The Integra Type R was also introduced in 1997 and was a hundred pounds lighter with a 1.8L, 195HP engine.
The Integra’s legacy is built upon luxury style and performance championed by innovations both in the engine and the cabin. The Integra clearly deserves its recognition as it has been named to Car and Driver’s Top Ten List a total of six times. One of the key selling points of the Integra are the many options for personalization. There are a huge array of all kinds of accessories for the Integra that allow nearly limitless customization options – most of which you can find right here at Valiants Racing.
From management systems, replacement parts, motor kits, cables, pistons, and brake pads to taillights, headlights and everything in-between, Valiants Racing prides ourselves on bringing the best selection of top-quality Integra accessories and high-performance car parts to you. We offer the parts and accessories that Integra owners are looking for to elevate their driving game. At Valiants Racing, we understand that your car’s style & performance are essential, so everything we do is focused on helping you find the absolute best parts for your car while delivering the best customer service in the industry. That’s why we stock such a huge supply of aftermarket performance, and other automotive parts and tools. Our commitment to you is to do whatever we can to earn the right to call ourselves your top-choice for all your Acura Integra Parts & Accessories.