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Chassis code edjumacation: '90-'93 INTEGRA
|DA5||JDM||three-door TXi, RXi, ZXi||ZC|
|DA6||JDM||three-door RSi, XSi,||B16A|
|DA7||JDM||four-door RX, ZX, RXi, ZXi||ZC|
|DA9||USDM||three-door RS, LS, GS||B18A1|
|DB1||USDM||four-door RS, LS, GS||B18A1|
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Accord Type Forget About It
Bad news for our friends across the pond: it looks as though Honda has officially scrapped plans for an Accord Type R. Why should we care? Remember that the Euro Accord and the U.S.-spec TSX share just about everything in common but their names. The news is a shame really seeing as how some of Honda's most sophisticated, sought after powerplants were derived from Accord Type Rs-like the more powerful Euro-spec H22A and K20A engines, which many of us of have taken advantage of in terms of engine swaps. Of course, Accord Type Rs were also fitted with such accouterments as Recaro seats, limited-slip differentials, and twin-piston brake calipers that also made nice additions to otherwise U.S.-spec chassis.
News From the Super GT Front
Honda's NSX-GT project, in partnership with M-TEC Company (Mugen) and Dome Co., plan on fielding five teams this Super GT season. The super tuners have further refined the six cylinder's naturally aspirated characteristics, bumped team Real Racing's displacement up to 4.0 liters-which likely means the rest are to follow-and switched over to a lighter, more rigid chassis. Of course, Honda plans on securing double titles for both individuals and teams for a second year in a row. Late February testing at Japan's Suzuka circuit revealed what Honda engineers have been up to as the Takata Dome NSX, driven by Takashi Kogure and Ryo Michigami, was said to have drawn the most attention. How will it all end? Only time will tell, although Round 1 at Suzuka will have already taken place by the time you read this. In addition to Real Racing and Dome, Honda will also be campaigning team Super GT GT500 winner team ARTA (AUTOBACS Racing Team Aguri), Epson Nakajima Racing, and Team Kunimitsu.
Geneva Three-Car Debut
There are yet more auto show debuts, this time in Geneva...that's in Switzerland. We've already heard about all three though-the Accord/TSX, FCX Clarity, and CR-Z concept-but their Geneva unveilings make them even more official. Honda came out in full force with the new Accord boasting a total of 10 versions from Tourer wagons to Saloon bodies, or non-wagons for us non-Euros. The fuel cell-equipped FCX was also on hand, flexing its water/vapor polluting muscle, as was the CR-Z-a car some still refuse to believe is not necessarily the new CRX but rather little more than an eco-conscious compact. The FCX will be available for lease this summer while the CR-Z won't. A new sports hybrid, which will be based on the CR-Z, will be introduced in 2009 though. Honda claims such hybrids will account for 10 percent of its sales by 2010 worldwide. Then there was the all-new RA108 Formula One chassis and, arguably what we care about most, the Civic Type R R3-a rally-prepped version of the Civic that makes auto shows like this worthwhile.
Three Body Bits You Need To Know About
Azect was of the first aero suppliers to show up stateside on JDM-converted front ends. The design has proven timeless.
Mugen's EG6 front lip is a perfect addition to any Civic but a White Crow front bumper adds that subtle touch that'll turn heads of those only in the Honda know.
For years, BackYard Special (BYS) was a name most associated with Japanese tuner mags and Best Motoring videos, if at all. Today, BYS products are somewhat easier to find, like this EM1 sporting a BYS front bumper with integrated Kevlar lip.