1995 Honda Acura/Integra TYPE R Test Drive & Walkaround – Video
In 1995, Honda introduced their first Integra Type R to the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM).
The Type R would have numerous differences vs. other Integra models that incrementally added to the overall performance of the vehicle. The engine, transmission, body, suspension, brakes and interior were all revised in comparison to other Integra models.
The Type R was equipped with a 1.8-liter DOHC VTEC in-line 4-cylinder (B18C) engine. The JDM Type R engine produced 200 PS @ 8,000 rpm . The US Type R would produce 195 HP at 8,000 rpm and 130 lbs./ft. of torque at 5,700 rpm. JDM and other international markets came with 11:1 compression ratio while the US Integra Type R had 10.6:1 compression. There were numerous differences between the Type R engine and the DOHC VTEC engine available in other Integra models (GS-R) but the increased power was primarily due to the higher compression, larger throttle body, high lift camshafts and high-volume exhaust manifold.
The Type R came only with a close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission. First gear and the final drive were identical to the GS-R transmission but gears 2-5 were spaced much closer. In addition, the Type R came equipped with a Helical limited-slip differential. In 1998, the JDM Type R and other international markets would receive a revised final drive ratio of 4.785 while the US Type R only had a 4.40 final drive ratio.
The focus of the Type R was to minimize weight while enhancing rigidity. The Type R has larger strut tower bars, rear performance rods on the rear frame and numerous body reinforcements. The Type R had revised springs and dampers as well as larger sway bars.
The Type R has 5 lug (standard Integra’s have 4 lugs) 15 x 6 aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza RE010 195/55R15 tires. Larger rotors and calipers were included and the ABS system was revised as well. The 1998 JDM Type R would receive 16” alloy wheels wrapped in 215/45/ZR16 tires.
Other features such as a moonroof, vanity mirrors, cruise control and a rear wiper were eliminated to save weight. Air conditioning was an option. The interior was revised as well to include a 10,000 rpm tachometer with an 8,400 redline along with revised sport cloth seats and an aluminum shift knob.
US Integra Type R.