2001 Honda Integra Type R i-VTEC C Package. Blue Met
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Integra Type R i-VTEC
This is a sought after original C Package DC5 Integra Type R in the most desirable colour of all. Considered by those in the know as the No 1. hot hatch available worldwide, this is the model that is making consistent gains and race wins in the current BTTC championship!
i-VTEC engine, producing in excess of 220BHP. This engine is the best of the V-Tec range. It is very refined and easy to drive low down in the rev range, unlike some of the earlier V-Tecs due to the improved low down torque, characteristic of this engine. Then once past 6000 RPM this engine changes note as the V-Tec comes 'on cam', accompanied by a kick in the back acceleration uncommon to naturally aspirated cars. Fitted with the latest i-VTec 220 bhp 2.0 engine from Honda, these are superb award winning engines. Honda being the pioneer of variable valve timing technology - knows better than any other manufacturer how to make an N/A sports engine to entertain yet still meet all the modern emissions standards and be 100% reliable. This engine really is superb in every respect providing ease of driveability, good fuel economy with unbelievably strong and intoxicating power from the 2.0 DOHC when required, all the way to the 8,400RPM red line.
Handling on the DC5 Integra is class beating in performance. This is the No. 1 hatchback in Japan, where they consider Renault Clio's best offerings as nothing more than a cute little city runabout. The Japanese race the DC5 very competitively in a one make series and recently these have been taking No. 1 positions in the UK BTTC championships. Make no mistake - this is the No. 1 hatchback currently in production worldwide!
Fitted with Brembo 4 piston front brakes as standard, PAS, P/W, AC, HID headlamps, ABS, Dual SRS Air Bags, Carrozzeria Hi-Fi with CD/Radio/Cassette/Hard Disc Drive player also incorporating a DVD Navigation unit (would need conversion to work in the UK), Rear Spoiler, Black Recaro front seats which are much more desirable than the alternate blue which tends to look worn and dirty very quickly, privacy rear glass, light tint front windows, Factory alloy wheels fitted with 215/45/ZR17" tyres, fitted mats. This is a rare Spec C model with electric mirrors with retract mode, rear wiper and Engine start button (Clutch must be depressed to activate).
The car is of auction grade 4.5 (Auction sheet shown). .... DC5's imported from Japan don't get much better than this in terms of condition.
It's absolutely original throughout and interior is also in excellent original condition with no faults to report. There is only a 1cm scratch to the front bumper lip and a small scratch to the drivers door that will be repaired perfectly to present this car in top quality condition throughout, in keeping with our usual high standards.
Integra Type R's have always been popular performance cars in Japan holding their prices well and the DC5 continues to be a No. 1 choice with enthusiasts in Japan for good reason. With Honda engineering, it's a very reliable package indeed, comprising a delightful direct close ratio 6 speed gearbox, handling braking that puts other so called "hot hatches" into the weeds! These Integras corner as if they're on proverbial rails!
Now with the ever increasing fuel prices in the UK, it makes more sense than ever to have a Type R V-Tec and more so - a Japanese built Intergra which is unique, rather than a UK built V-Tec Civic (Which the Japanese don't rate anywhere near as highly - due to lesser specification and handling).
With the DC5 Integra, there's economy when you want it class beating performance and handling when the open road beckons. To us, this is also one of the most beautiful coupes currently in production. Understated, subtle and purposeful in apperance, yet practical and endowed with Honda Type R performance and reliability. DC5's are destined to grow in popularity in the UK. The real benefits of V-Tec are yet to be fully realised by many, but will be seen by road users watching the rear end of this example dissapear into the distance!
With only a handful in the UK - an extremely exclusive and beautiful Sports Car. Blue metallic is considered as the most beautiful colour for these, and also one of the rarest and most sought after.
Including all st, registration, road tax (6 months), 12 months comprehensive Motorcare warranty and full valeting OTR Price: £14,975
Now arrived and completed, ready for UK registration. Please Contact Us to arrange viewing and a test drive. We guarantee you'll not find a better example at this budget!
Newera - Consistently recommended by Integra Type R club members and tuners in the UK - for supplying the best hand-picked DC5's to order and from stock!