The 2023 Acura Integra debuts in a prototype form previewing a new generation of the iconic premium sports car.
On November 11, 2021, the carmaker unveiled the Acura Integra Prototype with a coupe-like sloping roofline, versatile 5-door liftback design, in the Indy Yellow Pearl color that pays homage to the 2000-2001 Integra Type R. So, this car returns to the Acura lineup to become a new “gateway performance model”.
The production Integra will be factory-turbocharged and take power from a high-output 1.5-liter VTEC engine. VTEC, we remind, is a Variable valve Timing and lift Electronic Control system developed by Honda. The vehicle will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The visual highlights include an embossed Integra name, a frameless Diamond Pentagon grille, “Chicane” LED daytime running lights above JewelEye LED headlights, dual-exhaust tips, distinctive rear styling, matte 19-inch split-five spoke wheels.
The model uses oversized Brembo brakes with Indy Yellow calipers, high-gloss Berlina Black accents, a lower-sill graphic displaying the Integra name.
The 2023 Integra is designed in Japan, but Acura will build it in the USA for the first time. The mass production should begin in 2022 at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The estimated starting price is around $30K.