The In control video series has jumped around the Acura Integra and all the VTEC goodness which goes by it. The sadly discontinued front-wheel-drive sporty hatch (and sometimes sedan) is specially dear to me, — I’ve been the proud who owns a 2001 Integra GS-R since I was Fifteen years old.
From the beginning, the Integra had sporting intentions, nevertheless it didn’t get to be the compact standout it was actually until Honda added its high-revving VTEC engine in the mix. Unfortunately, the mix for being cheap to get used and the large aftermarket parts availability meant most of these cars ended up being uncared for and beat to your pulp — Whenever they weren’t modded beyond recognition then they were slowly consumed by rust, mainly in the Midwest.
My lightly modified GS-R is an ideal balance between daily driver and occasional track car, nonetheless the Type R will be the one you really want. The chance obtain one cheap has gone by, but discover the shocking truth above and you will yet be persuaded to the trigger.
Obligatory photo of this author's Integra in the hills outside Ithaca, NY. Photo by Zac Palmer