2023 Acura Integra Gears Up for SEMA With Three Racy Builds
Whether you like it or not, the 2023 Acura Integra is one of the top new cars of the year. Unsurprisingly, as it targets young customers and sporty drivers who might be interested in tuning, special builds have been created for the upcoming SEMA Show in Las Vegas (Nov. 1-4, 2022).
The company today previewed three of them, which are the result of Acura teaming up with some of the top tuners in the U.S. You can check them out below.
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Acura Integra by Dai Yoshihara and Evasive Motorsports
Based in Southern California, Daijiro "Dai" Yoshihara is a professional driver from Tokyo with notable accolades including a Formula Drift championship and class wins at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, among others. His motorsports roots are clearly reflected in his project Integra, which includes a full roll cage, Sparco QRT-R racing seats with six-point harness, an adjustable suspension and Yokohama A005 racing slicks.
Said suspension features RSR Sport-I coilovers and a Whiteline adjustable rear upper arm while connecting with 18-inch BBS REV7 forged wheels. The engine gets a new Spoon Sports air filter and exhaust.
EVS Tuning GTLM mirrors, front airdam, carbon front splitter and carbon sidestep combine with Voltex fender flares and Type 12 wing for a race-ready look. Inside, beyond the racing seats, you’ll find a Sparco R325 steering wheel and quick release, AEM CD-7 race dash, Acuity adjustable short shifter, as well as numerous weight-saving components in titanium and carbon.
Acura Integra by Sara Choi and Tony Star Performance
Born and raised in Hawaii, Sara Choi began her automotive career at a local tuning shop when she was 15 and then moved to Los Angeles. Now an avid car enthusiast, drifter, model, host and actor, her artistic approach to tuning is clearly exhibited by her creation.
The custom widebody draws nearly all the attention, especially up front with a massive lip spoiler. The rear wing isn’t too shabby, either. The entire car is wrapped in Inozetek Super Gloss Pearl White Film installed by Everlasting Wraps and comes with matching 19-inch Advan RSDF wheels.
This particular Integra also gets a GReddy Performance intercooler and oil cooler in addition to a Sports Touring cat-back exhaust.
Acura Integra by Coco Zarita and Autotuned
The third custom Integra previewed by Acura is the work of Chilean driver, car builder and pro BMX racer Coco Zarita, who transferred his love of action sports competition to the five-door hatchback.
Highlights include a carbon bodywork, custom wrap designed by artist Andreas Wennevold, APR GTC carbon wing, and fender flares around the 18-inch Kansei KNP wheels, which are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. A Wilwood six-piston front big brake kit and RSR Sport-I coilovers are included, too.
Several powertrain modifications increase performance, while the interior features MOMO Start racing seats with six-point harness and MOMO MOD Drift racing steering wheel.
If you want to learn more about the 2023 Acura Integra, don’t miss our comprehensive review and take a look at the video below.