Does today's Honda Civic Si live up to the legacy of its Acura Integra Type R ancestor?
There was a time when Acura sold a car that was affordable and fun. It was the Integra Type R, a now legendary front-wheel-drive coupe. It was excellent in stock form and was a favorite among aftermarket tuners. While the Integra is long gone from Acura’s lineup, its present day relative, the Honda Civic Si, is the closet one can get (for a coupe) to FWD performance from a Japanese automaker. But does the 1998 Integra Type R remain to be the better car despite it being 15 years older than the latest Civic Si?
Both cars are VTEC-powered pocket rockets, but is the Integra a more pure sports car? Has the Civic Si become too much of a so-called premium model while sacrificing some of its performance? This new video from the crew over at AutoGuide looks to answer these questions.