30th May 2005, 23:03
I just wanted to comment that the GSR model was made with a V-Tec engine beginning in 1992. I own one myself. On the side of the vehicle it says vtec and on the engine as well.Thanks.
25th Sep 2005, 22:37
The last comment is true. The Integra GSR with the 1.7 liter B17 came to North America in 1992. It's acceleration is about 7 seconds or less so that is almost as fast as some turbo cars and V6 and even V8 cars.
27th Nov 2005, 23:00
Yeah, I had a dream too. An Integra with just a few upgrades, no turbo or supercharger, beat a Firebird with a V8.
What a load. But why not lie; after all, these posts are anonymous.
0-60 in under 6 seconds? I guess Honda should take notes.
29th Jul 2006, 18:52
The M3 wasn't racing(more than likely due to total disinterest). Doesn't the Neon have a four? Hey reviewer, stop timing your car down a steep hill.
31st Jul 2006, 09:13
I would much rather have a turbo over V-TEC, someone said you have to weigh up the merits of each, well the V-TEC will give you power at the high revs and the turbo will give it from about 2000rpm right through to the top. A turbo will give you much more, you can't substitute a turbo with V-TEC.
8th Aug 2006, 12:59
I own a 92 GSR b17a1 fully built 11.5:1 compression from b16a1 pistons, b18c5 cams and vale train, full port and polish with 3 angle valve job fully balanced and blueprinted top and bottom.
It has cold air intake chikara header, thermal research and development prototype cat back exhaust with race cat (or straight) through sometimes.
This car has smoked WRX STis, 7 Series BMWs, Porsche Boxters, carerras, gave a Gallardo a run for his money up to 225kph, and I race GSXR's and Ninjas on a regular basis.
This car sees upwards of 180kph on a daily basis, and has just rolled over 380 000km with 40 000km on this rebuild.
These cars are the ultimate poor man's super car. This car is pulling mid 11's naturally aspirated and is nowhere near maxing out the potential, naturally or turbo charged.
10th Aug 2006, 20:55
I own a 92 GSR and I agree, 0 - 50 KM/H isn't that great, but once it hits the 50 mark, I'm sure no other car can stand up to the speed of a GSR. And the modifications the other guy did probably tops out at 5000 dollars, nothing compared to a wholesale price of a M3.
21st Dec 2006, 10:40
Vtec does feel much like a low PSI turbocharger. I own a 91 civic SI with a 98 B18C1 built GSR motor and LSD trans. These cars make absolutely no torque or horsepower @ low RPM's so when you hit vtec it feels very similar to the pick-up you feel in a Talon TSI for example. I am not saying that these cars are world beaters, or that I can beat this V8 or an STI, all I am saying is that they are a lot of fun to drive. You get great fuel mileage when you're cruising and and if you really enjoy high RPM driving (lot's of shifting) than vtec is for you. Lets get away from this useless bashing and try to put some useful information out there. Honda tries very hard to give you the most out of an engine (HP/LITRE) while maintaining excellent fuel efficiency and reliability. No other car manufacturer can claim that. The first GSR's were North america's first example of these benefits, you get a car that runs the quarter in the 15's, is great on gas and is super reliable... Sounds like a great deal to me.
21st Jan 2007, 13:08
1992 Integra GS-R's are awesome. I owned one in High school, took a lickin and kept on tickin, and the ladies love it. I wish I still had it.
27th Sep 2007, 19:39
I agree with the last comment, people out there (mainly muscle car guys) sees Honda and Acura as little 4 cylinders with no power, and I hate the saying they always use "there's no replacement for displacement". In a way it's true, I own a 92 GS soon to be turboed with a T3/T4; it maybe a little 1.8L, but guaranteed after I finish all my engine work, it'll stay a 1.8 and murder 3.2s, 3.7s, 4.6s, 5.3s, 5.7s, and hopefully higher. Mainly what I'm saying, is with the money you can have a little engine, and still take you guys out.
28th Sep 2007, 21:40
But then we make the same modifications to a larger engine and you still lose, so what's your point? Racing 6-cylinder Mustangs? Is that the best you can do?
4th Oct 2007, 01:49
No a stock 92 gs-r will take out V6 Mustangs, they're saying it will take out a mach 1 or Saleen Mustang.
30th Dec 2007, 18:13
When I dynoed my '92 GSR, it only read that it had 147 HP. I thought the numbers were off because this car has not lost a race yet. It only had basic bolt-ons. Right now I'm working on it and when I'm done, it will have stage 3 cam shafts, cam gears, valves, valve springs, mounts, clutch, flywheel, port and polish/bored out head, sleeved block, 13:1 compression ratio pistons, piston arms/rings, fuel rail, fuel injectors, intake manifold, throttle body, timing belt, short shifter, Hytech headers, thermal research and development exhaust with a hollowed out cat, NGK spark plugs and wires, fuel pressure regulator, cold air intake, Hondata s300, carbon fiber hood, removed rear seats, racing seats and harnesses, racing steering wheel, and a little more. All this, and the car will be running completely N/A. No turbo or supercharger is going to be installed on this car. I'm an all motor guy, and when my car blows the pants off high HP V8s and more, then everyone will see how much a Honda can actually do.
Let's say you have a mach 1 mustang, (for arguments sake), and you're talking about Hondas. Before you run your mouth, race a Honda. The only thing I hate is when people run their mouth about imports, when they never raced one. We all know the classic line: "I'm not racing you, I'll beat you so bad it's not worth the gas in my tank." (I've heard that line plenty of times)
So what I'm saying guys, be like me. I NEVER run my mouth, I only say "prove it." Pull up to the line, and let's see what the cars are worth.
If you back out of a race or never raced the car you're talking about, you have no right to run your mouth.
So please, let's stop the back and forth, and show 'em what Hondas can really do.
27th Feb 2008, 01:19
I NEVER run my mouth. I'm an all-motor guy who's car will, someday, blow the pants off a high-hp V8.
26th Apr 2008, 19:01
I'm looking at purchasing a 1992 Acura Integra GS-R, with 165,000km, perfect inside and out, motor babied, all stock. original rims with winter studded tires, and 6 star 14 inch aftermarket Borbet aluminum rims with rubber.
Is it worth $7,988 canadian?? Please someone help. Really want this car, just don't know if it would be worth it...
30th Apr 2008, 22:10
It's only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it.
In all honesty, even if it was in PERFECT shape with 0 kms, it still wouldn't be worth that much. I'd say $5000 tops, if it's in really good shape. Always try to talk your way down though.
You can find some swapped Civics and Accords with more power for a few grand less if you look around/get lucky.