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Honda deprives the US of the second-gen Integra Type R

While a new Integra Type R was developed for an all-new generation of Honda's sports coupe, it was sadly only sold in Japan. In the US, we had to make do with the Acura RSX Type S.

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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.

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The venerable B-Series four-cylinder was replaced with a new 2.0-liter K-Series engine, making 217 horsepower.

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On the transmission front, the five-speed manual was replaced with a six-speed unit.

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Other performance goodies included a limited-slip differential and front Brembo brakes.

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Compared to other models in the lineup, the Type R featured additional body reinforcements and a firmer suspension setup.

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Special Type R exterior touches include a front lip spoiler, side sills and tall rear wing.

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Besides Championship White, this generation of the Integra Type R also came in blue.

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The Integra Type R's 2.0-liter K-Series four-cylinder engine.

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Dressing the interior again were Recaro sport seats and a Momo steering wheel.

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To save weight, the Type R could be had without a sound system. Click through for lots more pics from Honda.

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