While we knew the car as the Acura RSX in the US, the Honda sports coupe continued to be known as the Integra in Japan. The debut of an all-new generation model also saw the arrival of a fresh Integra Type R, which sadly was a Japanese domestic exclusive.
The Integra Type R.
In place of the old 1.8-liter four-cylinder was a new 2.0-liter unit making 217 horsepower, which was mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Of course, a stiffer suspension, body reinforcements, weight reduction steps, limited-slip differential and front Brembo brakes were part of the Type R package. Dressing the interior again were Recaro seats and a Momo steering wheel.
The third-generation did make it to the US as the Acura RSX, but the high-performance Type R model didn't. Sadly, the Type R was only sold in Japan.
The venerable B-Series four-cylinder was replaced with a new 2.0-liter K-Series engine, making 217 horsepower.
On the transmission front, the five-speed manual was replaced with a six-speed unit.
Other performance goodies included a limited-slip differential and front Brembo brakes.
Compared to other models in the lineup, the Type R featured additional body reinforcements and a firmer suspension setup.
Special Type R exterior touches include a front lip spoiler, side sills and tall rear wing.
Besides Championship White, this generation of the Integra Type R also came in blue.
The Integra Type R's 2.0-liter K-Series four-cylinder engine.
Dressing the interior again were Recaro sport seats and a Momo steering wheel.
To save weight, the Type R could be had without a sound system. Click through for lots more pics from Honda.