The Honda Integra Type-R (DC5) is a sporty version of the final-generation DC5 Honda Integra compact sports coupe.
The Honda Integra DC5 is the fourth and final generation of the Honda Integra compact sports coupe, introduced in Japan on April 13, 2001, and produced from July 2001 to July 2006.
In concordance with the introduction of the Integra's platform mate, the seventh-generation Civic being introduced in 2000, the Integra joined the Civic in abandoning Honda's traditional double-wishbone suspension at both ends and adopted MacPherson struts in the front and trailing arm type suspension in the rear along with the new K-series engine supplanting the B-series.
The K-series engine features intelligent VTEC (or i-VTEC), which electronically adjusts valve lift, valve duration and valve timing, giving the 2.0 L engine a flatter torque curve relative to previous VTEC implementations which only adjusted valve lift and valve duration.
The Integra Type R, sold in Japan had reduced weight, a 220 PS / 164 kW / 217 hp K20A I4 engine (Japan-only; Oceania models have an engine similar to the Acura RSX-S), 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission, as well as a helical limited slip differential (LSD), stiffer springs and shocks, 4-piston Brembo brakes, 17-inch 5 double spoke wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires, Recaro suede seats, leather wrapped MOMO steering wheel, body trim, and more. The Type R lacked many of the luxury features (like vanity mirrors or side airbags) in the Type-S, true to its racing heritage. The C package on the Type R added various accessories like the rear window wiper, remote control folding mirrors. JDM Integras had three interior colors available. Black was standard on the Type-iS/Type-S. Type R had choices of black/blue/red interiors (including color matching Recaro seats), depending on exterior colors.
The Integra is one of the most nitro-focused cars in Class B, alongside the Peugeot SR1 and Porsche Cayman GT4. Because of this, the Integra features the lowest raw top speed of any Class B car, even lower than the DS Survolt. The Integra has a very good nitro efficiency of 6/9/12, borrowed from the Renault DeZir, a nitro-focused Class D car.
The Integra's handling is decent but its drifting radius is wide. The Integra has a fast rate of acceleration, due to its large nitro.
Overall, the Integra can be described as a continuation of the ED Design Torq, another nitro-focused car from Class C. The Torq has the same starting rank, initial speed values and nitro efficiency as the Integra. The Torq also has a slightly larger final nitro and a much lower raw top speed, with a lower final rank. The Torq's acceleration and drifting are superior to the Integra, while the Integra's handling is superior to the Torq.
The Torq and Integra are both very competitive in Multiplayer, although both are inferior to the Shelby Cobra 427, BMW M2 and Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition. On the other hand, the Integra and Torq can both compete with the Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic, Porsche 959 and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
The Integra is very competitive in Multiplayer with a nitro-focused tune. The best tune to start with would be 0004 0000, and this can be extended to 0005 0505. Extra speed can be added through MAX raw top speed upgrades, although doing too many will reduce the competitiveness of the Integra.
The Integra's starting rank is 1089, which, although higher than the Shelby Cobra 427's starting rank of 1015, is still decent when paired up with a 10% rank weighting on nitro upgrades and a big Tuning Kit bonus.
At 0005 0505, rank 1152, the Integra can reach 224.2 mph (360.8 km/h) with a Tuning Kit.
The Integra costs 450,000 or 2,650 to purchase. As of the Motorcycles Update, it requires 8 of its Rare-rarity Blueprints to be assembled.