29th Oct 2001, 19:39
Are you people stupid? A Type-R will run with all those cars. You can fix a Type-R up to get it to beat a GT and a Z28.
20th Dec 2001, 06:57
Acura/Honda kinda stuffed up their new generation of cars... with cheap plastic interior... cheap sound proofing system... crap dashboard design...
They aren't creating the new generation... they are paying a bunch of copy cats who get pieces of crap from different cars =P
15th May 2003, 03:26
I own an Integra Type R #01-1015. This car is over 3 years old, and still looks and feels like it is brand new. As far as the interior being made of cheap plastic materials, I have to disagree. I will put the interior in my Type R up against any Mustang, Camaro, or Corvette. I will also destroy a stock Mustang, Camaro, or Corvette on an auto-cross track; none of those are specially built to be an auto-cross terror out the showroom floor. And as far as the R being slow, all I have to say is 8 versus 4. I recently put a drag turbo kit on my car, and with slicks I ran a 13.02 @ 100mph; not bad for a 4 banger.
I don't understand why people will say a Z06 Vette is an awesome car, but a Type R isn't. It does not matter who makes the machine; if it's an awesome car, it's an awesome car, period.
21st May 2003, 08:25
OK OK OK lets put that acura type "R", any acura next to my toyota supra 1992 turbo and watch it eat some dust.
My friend has one of those and wanted to race me so bad, well after warning him time and time again that his feelings would be hurt, I had to hurt his feelings.
Acura makes nice looking car (cute) but they can't hang with the real kings of the street.
3rd Jul 2003, 09:00
Just in case you didn't know, a 92 Supra Turbo has around 232 bhp (basic horsepower) at the crank. Which on paper translates to about just over 200 or less. And as for putting any Acura against your Supra... yeah, I'd like to see you run with an NSX. And the Integra with its b18 c5 VTEC engine, 195 bhp, 0 to 60 in 6.1 sec., quarter mile: 14.5 sec. @ 96 mph, 8,400 rpm red line! Let me get a hold of one, and I'll whip your Supra like a 4 year old at K-Mart. Acuras, are the kings of the street. Well, besides DSM's. (LONG LIVE THE TALON!) But that's another story.
9th Jan 2004, 20:46
OK, there is no way stock for stock a Type R would hang with a Fourth Generation Trans Am, Camaro, or Vette. On the track is a different story, but how many people go to a track?
Also, the Z06 Vette will outperform the NSX in every element. So I guess American muscles is still king of the road untill Acura comes up with something else.
10th Jan 2004, 21:08
I think it's also necessary to point out that comparing a modded car to a stock one isn't exactly fair. Sure you can fix up a Type R to hang with the V8's, but put the same amount into the V8's that you put into your Type R and there's no way the type R will keep up.
2nd Aug 2004, 22:09
As a Type R owner, I'm proud to say that I have beaten Camaros, Mustangs and Firebirds. Mine is stock, I also autocross my car where I have beaten NSXs and the American cars that show up out there.
But I have also lost races to Camaros and Mustangs; it has a lot to do with the driver.
You shouldn't hate on other cars, because they are slower than yours; you should have a mutual respect for all cars. I love my Type R, and wouldn't trade it for anything, but you can't replace the sound of a V8.
28th Sep 2005, 10:45
I have a 2001 type r and I too will hang with or beat a camaro, or mustang. I know this for a fact because I sold a '96 cobra to get my type r. my type r is way better built than my cobra was. I also hung with a '01 supercharged saleen. So plain and simple American cars suck.
3rd Oct 2005, 21:42
Just ran a souped type r with my wife's '05 g35. 280hp + auto/stick. he hung around until 70's mph, but couldn't any longer.
5th Oct 2005, 16:26
I agree that a type-R can hang with the best of them, especially being one of the best handling front-wheel drive cars out. Consider this: type-R-1.8 liters
Mustang GT-4.6 liters
This "little" car can hang and beat the mustang. "Work smarter, not harder."
10th Oct 2005, 23:49
108 hp / liter, 8400 rpm redline, 14.5 sec ET 1/4 mile, can corner well, LSD, WILL give Mustangs and Camaro's a run for their money... all of that AND 30mpg, what do the muscle cars get? 10-15mpg?
29th Oct 2005, 01:28
I agree with that comment. First, a mustang does the 1/4 mile in 14.2 sec not 14, and the type r does it in 14.5, not 14.7. Also, the type r handles a lot better than a mustang or a z28, gets better gas mileage, and will last a whole lot longer too. I am not saying I don't like muscle cars, but all around performance and realiability, I would have to go with the type R.
30th Oct 2005, 00:25
Type r is well overrated, it isn't that quick. 0-60mph in "HIGH 6" second bracket (6.9-7.3sec).
And a Mustang GT would "WASTE" the Type R for acceleration.