The 2023 Acura Integra has now reached dealerships, but it is about to make its motorsport debut at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Set to compete in exhibition class, the car features a tri-color red, gray and white lever that pays homage to the first-generation Integra that won the IMSA Championship in 1987 and 1988.
In addition to the retro-inspired Lever, the car is equipped with differential, suspension and brakes from the Honda Performance Development Parts catalog. Acura did not specifically go, but noted that the model will have a light-weight 18-inch HRE wheel wrapped in Pirelli racing slicks.
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One thing that hasn’t changed is the powertrain, a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm) of torque. It is attached to a six-speed manual, which sends power to the front wheels.
Integrity Pike Peak will be driven by rookie Paul Hubbers, who will be tasked with tackling the 12.42 mile (20 km) long course which includes 156 turns and 4,725 feet (1,440 m) altitude changes.
Integra is not the only new Acura competing at Pikes Peak this year as the 2022 NSX Type S will enter Time Attack 1 and Exhibition Class. The cars feature “Hosts of Performance Upgrades” and will be driven by brothers James and Nick Robinson. They will be joined by an NSX Type S speed car driven by Renee Brinkerhoff.
Last but not least, the Acura Showcase and Time Attack 1 will carry a pair of TLX Type S sedans in class. The former will be played by Jordan Guitar, with Justin Lumbard piloting the latter.