You could suppose there is not any actual distinction between the Honda Civic Kind R and the Acura Integra Kind S, however the U-Drag race proves that one has the sting
The 2023 Acura Integra Kind S and the Civic Kind R have so much in widespread. Though the spec sheet will not be fairly an entire copy-paste from one automotive to the opposite, the variations are simple to overlook. So it gained’t come as a shock to find that they’re carefully matched in Edmund’s U-Drag race, however that doesn’t imply that neither comes out on prime.
In a pair of races that pit the 2 carefully associated automobiles in opposition to each other, the Honda and the Acura race down a quarter-mile drag strip, on the finish of which they need to full a hairpin flip, earlier than racing again down the strip. The race is a check of acceleration, braking, and cornering, making it a helpful check mattress for efficiency automobiles.
It additionally helps spotlight what every automotive on this explicit check is finest at. Though the Integra Kind S weighs 3,207 lb (1,455 kg), making it slightly heavier than the three,181 lb (1,443 kg) Civic Kind R, it makes 5 additional horses (3.7 kW/5 PS). That interprets to a barely higher efficiency via the straight-line portion of the check.
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Nonetheless, as soon as the Integra will get to the nook, its lead evaporates. Outfitted with stickier tires, and burdened by much less weight, the Civic Kind R manages to reclaim some misplaced floor. The hosts of this video additionally report that the Honda’s seats maintain them in place extra firmly, making the upper G forces (1.25 G to the Acura’s 1.13 G) simpler to cope with.
Because the automobiles speed up out of the nook and again down the straight, the race turns right into a neck and neck battle. What they lack in uniqueness, they make up for in shut racing, as each drivers will their automobiles ahead by throwing their weight ahead within the seat (spoilers beneath).
Nonetheless, the additional energy wins ultimately, and within the palms of each drivers, the Acura Integra Kind S winds up being the quickest on this check.