Acura has revived the Integra nameplate for 2023, which was originally slapped on an upgraded version of the latest Honda Civic Hatchback.
To prove that the car is sporty enough to carry the name Integra, the Acura 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will enter a slightly modified example. The car will only run in an exhibition class, and Pikes Peak Rookie Paul Hubers will be in charge of driving.
The car will run the stock 1.5-liter turbocharged Inline-4, rated at 200 hp. The engine will be mated to the available 6-speed manual, which is an option to go with if you are planning to purchase a new Intigra. Options are a constantly changing auto.
Changes to the Pix Peak will include suspension, differential and brake components upgraded from Honda Performance Development. The HRE’s light-weight 18-inch wheel wrapped in Pirelli Racing Slix will also be fitted to the car. It will also feature a custom lever in honor of the lever used in first-generation Integra at the 1987 and 1988 IMSA events.
Integra will be joined by a pair of TLX Type S sedans and a pair of NSX Type S supercars. Both NSX Type S models will be introduced in the Time Attack 1 class, the top class for production-based vehicles.
This year’s Pikes Peak is scheduled for June 26 and will be the 100th race of the event.