Friday, 20 April 2012

Stinger Integra

At first glance, you'd be forgiven for thinking that this Honda Integra (actually an Acura RSX, but it's the same thing) was a form>function stance project. It sits low on coilovers over polished 10"x18" CCW wheels - all very fashionable. But there's a sting in the tail - well, in the nose, really - in the form of a hybridised engine, comprising a K24 (2.4-litre) block with a K20 (2.0-litre) iVTEC head, married to optimise torque and revs. A raft of internal modifications (forged rods, Wiseco pistons, Drag Cartel cams, polished inlet manifold, K-Pro engine management, the list goes on) help it to produce an astonishing 306bhp at the wheels, all naturally-aspirated. With a 150bhp shot of nitrous oxide, this Integra runs elevens on the quarter-mile. Not bad for a car so easily mistaken for a show queen...
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