The new Honda Integra Type R model 2023 came to separate from the manufacturer Acura. Keep reading and check out the updates in more detail!
For years, the stories of Honda and Acura Integra have intertwined, complete with plenty of quirky compromises – like the first generation five-door liftback bodystyle being renamed the Rover 416i in the Land Down Under, for example.
From the start, it had a variety of body styles, including a three-door liftback coupe, a four-door sedan, and a five-door liftback atmosphere.
Unfortunately, as the initial series progressed, fans were left with the 4-door hardtop sedan and three-door liftback coupe, which soon became the most beloved bodystyle until the fourth iteration of the DC5 was sold exclusively as such. That was also the end of the original series, which concluded with the 2006 model year.
Naturally, fans have been secretly hoping and openly calling for a modern revival ever since, but some enthusiasts may have felt totally shortchanged when the Japanese automaker finally relented and brought back the full nameplate for a fifth stint in the US market.
That's mostly because aficionados got an eleventh-generation Honda Civic Si rebranded as the Acura Integra (DE4) revival in North America, and naturally, it came out with a five-door liftback body style.
Not even Honda enthusiasts are optimistic about a three-door Integra, as the model is already marketed in China with the same general fascination as the Honda Civic! Talk about adding insult to injury, right?
Anyway, this all naturally didn't fly well in the imaginative realm of digital car content creators, of course. And one pixel master (jrubinsteintowler) in particular has spent years trying to gain notoriety for his alternate 'DC series' design of an unofficial Honda Integra DC7 and Honda Integra Type R DC8 design.
More important than the series code is the body style – which is the fan-favorite three-door liftback coupe with minimalist styling and dimensions.
Initially looking like the quirky DC2 series has been reworked for the 2022 model year, the author decided that now is the perfect time to do a CGI facelift that would cover the front and rear bumper design, as well as the headlights and taillights.
Even better, we're not just dealing with the regular three-door 'DC7' Integra model, but also the more aggressive Honda Integra Type R 'DC8' model – and they've all been painted in increasingly sophisticated CGI colours.
So would you rather have that or the real thing Honda Acura's Integra Type S, which should hit the market with more power (320 hp, 310 lb-ft/420 Nm) than its brother Honda Civic Type R?