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Acura’s $125,000 360-HP Integra Type S Touring Car Is Sold Out

Acura Integra Type S DE5

Image: Honda

Acura has quietly continued Honda’s tradition of offering factory-built touring cars. The luxury brand introduced a factory Integra Type S touring car called the Integra Type S DE5 for teams planning to run it in the TCX class of the SRO TC America Championship, and likely the Sports Car Championship Canada, pending approval. Sadly, it is sold out.

The Integra DE5 is another in a line of factory grand touring race cars made by Honda Performance Development (HPD). In recent years, Honda’s North American performance arm has made racing versions of the 10th generation Civic Si and Type R and current 11th gen Civic Si called the Si FE1.

For the tidy sum of $125,000, you got a touring race car based on the current Integra Type S, with everything dialed it to 11. The body shell is removed and all production components for the street are deleted. This means things like sound proofing, underbody coating, etc are absent.

Acura Integra Type S DE5

Image: Honda

Upgrades are extensive and include things like an adjustable rear wing, full roll cage, HPD/Borla downpipe and turbo back exhaust, HPD radiator and auxiliary oil coolers, dual-axis MacPherson struts, HPD two-way inverted double adjustable dampers, Quaife sport sequential transmission with paddle shift, and AP Racing 372x34mm front brakes and 6-piston calipers.

Acura Integra Type S DE5 engine

Image: Honda

The Type S DE5 is powered by an HPD modified version of the Type S’2.0-liter turbocharged K20C8 I4 engine. It’s reworked to produce what Honda says is “in excess of 360 horsepower” and 340 lb-ft of torque.

Acura accepted pre-orders for the Type S DE5 for a brief window in mid August- early September. Interested buyers had to drop $25,000. The Integra Type S DE5 is currently sold out and it doesn’t look as if Acura is planning to make more.


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