The Acura Integra was an icon of the import tuner scene during the late 1990s and after the new millennium. Acura hopes that legacy will continue with the new model and has just unveiled a trio of tuned examples for SEMA 2022.
The cars made their debut at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles and will be displayed SEMA, RADwood LA, and next year’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Acura partnered with three shops and a trio of celebrities who led each design to showcase the tuning potential for the new ‘Teg.
Formula drift champion Dai Yoshihara’s Integra was built by the California-based Evasive Motorsports. Dai’s design is the most racing-focused of the three, courtesy of its a full roll cage, adjustable suspension, and racing slicks.
Under the hood, Dai’s Integra sports just a few mods in the form of a Spoon Sports air filter and exhaust, and a CSF intercooler and charge pipe. The chassis and suspension modifications were far more extensive and include 18×9.5 BBS REV7 forged wheels wrapped in Yokohama A005 racing slicks, RSR Sport-I coilovers, Whiteline adjustable rear upper and lower control arms, and a Stoptech ST-40 Trophy front big brake kit.
Exterior tweaks on Dai’s Integra include EVS Tuning GTLM mirrors, front airdam and carbon front splitter, Voltex fender flares and Type 12 wing, and shaved front fog lights.
The interior features a custom six-point roll cage from Eimer Engineering, Sparco QRT-R racing seats and six-point harness as well as a Sparco R325 steering wheel and quick release. Rounding out the racy interior is an AEM CD-7 race dash, Acuity adjustable short shifter, and EVS Tuning dry carbon door cards and center console.
Model and drifter Sara Choi’s Integra was built by Tony Star Performance and features the wildest exterior alterations thanks to its custom wide body kit. The design was penned by her and Walter Kim and is covered in an Inozetek Super Gloss Pearl White wrap. 19-inch Advan RSDF wheels wrapped in Nexen Sport R tires complete the look.
While Choi’s Integra certainly has a lot of show, there’s more go as well courtesy of a GReddy intercooler, oil cooler sports touring exhaust as well as Tein Flex Z coilovers. The interior of Choi’s Integra boasts Bride Zeta IV seats, a Battle Craft Hyper Teardrop Shift Knob and quick release mated to a Dogfight Race Pro 350mm steering wheel.
Pro BMX rider and drifter Coco Zarita’s Integra was built by Autotuned and also features a heavily modified bodywork and a custom wrap designed by artist Andreas Wennevold.
The car’s carbon body is wrapped in 3M’s “Gotham Gray” and also features APR GT carbon mirrors, an Acura OEM front diffuser, Auto Tuned 3-inch custom carbon front lip, custom carbon side skirts, and 30mm carbon over fenders. An APR GTC carbon wing completes the look.
Powertrain upgrades include an A’PEXi exhaust, GReddy intercooler, HPS cold air intake, coolant hose and charge pipe, and a HiRev Sports red engine cover.
The chassis features 18-inch Kansei KNP wheels rolling on Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tires, RSR Sport-I coilovers, an HPS front upper performance strut bar, and a Wilwood 6-piston front big brake kit. Inside, Zarita’s Integra in fitted with a MOMO Start racing seat, steering wheel, and harness paired with an NRG harness bar.