The Integra proved to be one of the most popular sport compact platforms of the 90s. Based on the number sold, the DA Integra (1990-93) was arguably the better seller in America, with over 262,000 units sold in four years. By comparison, its successor, the DC2 Integra, sold just over 314,000 units over the course of eight years (1994-2002). All three trim packages (RS, LS, GS) featured a dual overhead camshaft 1.8-liter variant (B18A1) of the venerable B-series engine, while the GS-R came with a variable valve timing and lift electronic control (VTEC)-equipped (B17A1) B-series engine.
The First Affordable American VTEC Car
The 92-93 model year was an exciting one for Honda fanatics as the first attainable VTEC application finally arrived on US shores. Of course, the VTEC-equipped NSX came out a couple of years earlier, but that’s a supercar rather than a sport compact. Boasting 160 horsepower from its 1.7-liter VTEC engine, the first Integra GS-R gave enthusiasts a taste of high-revving variable valve-timing horsepower for the masses. A total of just under 3,900 GS-R models were sold from 1992-93.