For many Honda enthusiasts, the USDM DC Integra Type-R represents the pinnacle of American Honda offerings. The only Type-R to ever make it to our shores, and a limited edition run of only 3,823 cars over 4 years, means these cars are very hard to find, and command a premium.
Add in that they were one of the most commonly stolen cars in the US for a long time, meaning salvage/rebuilt titles abound in the Type-R market.
Ariel and TMI Autotech today announced a new 2.4L K-series Honda powered Ariel Atom. This engine upgrade will likely give the base Atom 200hp and likely around 160 lb/ft of torque, if they use the k24 found in the TSX. These numbers might come in slightly lower if they choose the k24 found in the more common Accord, but that would make no sense.
The base model K20 powered Atom is still a rocket ship, so the new powerplant upgrade is a welcome surprise for anyone in the market for an Atom with their eye more on the base model. No word yet on whether Ariel and TMI will be offering the supercharged K24 as an option yet. Here is to hoping!
The Honda k-series is proving a force to behold, as the Prayoonto Racing Supertech Integra posts a blazing 8.65 @175 mph pass with Jonathan Reynolds at the wheel at Maryland International Raceway. This is the fastest time yet set using the new generation K-series engine from Honda. Look forward to this weekend, as the third annual Airwerks Borg Warner $10,000 Outlaw Shootout goes down at Englishtown Raceway Park, Oct 9th and 10, as part of the 12th annual Sport Compact Fall Nationals. Smart money may be on B-series power, but will Reynolds be the first to turn up the wick and capture the $10k prize from the tried and true B-monsters? It’s going to be an interesting weekend…