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HPD Unveils Integra Type S DE5 For Touring Car Racing
- Latest offering from Honda Performance Development to compete in SRO TC America Powered by the Skip Barber Racing School competition starting in 2024. ORDERS HAVE CONCLUDED. ******SOLD OUT******
Santa Clarita, Calif. (August 14, 2023) – Honda Performance Development, the leader of Honda and Acura high-performance and motorsports programs in North America, today unveiled its newest offering for Touring Car racing in North America, the Acura Integra Type S DE5.
The new Integra Type S DE5 will be eligible for competition in the premier TCX class of the SRO TC America championship, where it will compete against other premium sports car brands; and approval is being sought for the Integra to take part in the growing Sports Car Championship Canada (SCCC) series.
“HPD is proud to have developed the Acura Integra Type S DE5, and make it available for competition,” said John Whiteman, HPD Commercial Manager. “Our newest offering builds on the significant success we have achieved in North American Touring Car racing. Supported by our outstanding commercial and trackside engineering staff, we are looking forward to seeing the Acura Integra Type S DE5 competing in 2024.
HPD’s newest race car is based on the Acura Integra Type S premium sport compact, which became available through Acura dealers nationwide in June of this year. The Integra Type-S DE5 is the next in a line of highly successful HPD developed touring cars including versions of the 10th generation Si and Type-R and the 11th generation Si FE1.
Like the 11th generation Civic Si FE1 race car, the competition version of the Integra Type S is designed, developed, and assembled inside Honda’s state-of-the-art North American facilities employing groundbreaking technologies in weld, body construction, painting, final assembly and quality confirmation to ensure the highest levels of precision and craftsmanship.
The Acura Integra Type S DE5 will be powered by a modified version of the factory 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder K20C8 engine. The racing version of the engine, co-developed by HPD and HRC produces in excess of 360hp. That power is then directed to the wheels via a 6-speed sequential, paddle-shift transmission to HPD developed suspension and brakes. The body shell is purpose built from a body-in-white which deletes all unneeded street vehicle components – such as sound proofing, underbody coating and seam sealers – and is then fitted with a safety roll cage; then completed with aerodynamic components and cooling upgrades.
Pre-orders are now being accepted at HPD. Contact HPD at (661) 702-7777 or HPDsales@na.honda.com for sales inquiries and additional information.
About Honda Performance Development
Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), has a rich heritage creating, manufacturing, and supporting Honda Racing and Acura Motorsports customers since 1993. From pinnacle racing in INDYCAR and IMSA Sports Cars to commercial racing programs, HPD powers the dreams of professional and amateur racers from age 4 to 40+. HPD is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and leads all of Honda and Acura’s high-performance racing programs in North America. HPD specializes in the design and development of powertrain, chassis, electronics, and performance parts, as well as technical and race support. HPD offers parts and race support to Honda and Acura amateur and professional motorsports racers and is continually expanding its palette of racing programs that make Honda racing products available to all racing styles, from karting and Quarter Midgets to the highest levels of pro racing.
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup currently features four distinctive models – the next-gen Integra sport compact, TLX sport sedan, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, along with high-performance Type S variants. Acura’s first all-electric model will be an SUV, the ZDX and ZDX Type S, and will arrive in 2024. All Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.