Acura Integra Performance Oriented Sports Sedans

Reflecting the philosophy and technology behind Honda Motor Co.'s experience in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing, the 1987 Integra automobiles offer spirited driving in the comfortable environment of a sports sedan.

Both the 1987 three-door and five-door models feature a 113 horsepower; 1.6 liter fuel injected dual overhead cam 16-valve engine. A sleek, aerodynamic design, tight-handling suspension and interior comfort delivers performance with enjoyment to match.

Performance begins with the Integra's powertrain. The fuel-injected 113 horsepower engine has four valves per cylinder with a pent roof combustion chamber and carefully configured intake and exhaust ports. Equal length intake runners assure efficiency and free breathing.

The Integra offers either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic with lock-up torque converter.

The Integra's suspension was designed to provide nimble handling without sacrificing ride comfort. A front suspension of torsion bars, independent struts and stabilizer bar minimize body roll in the corners. Progressive-rate springs. coupled with sophisticated gas-pressurized shock absorbers and stabilizer bar in the rear provide a firm, comfortable ride.

Handling is further enhanced by the Integra's refined front wheel drive system; equal length halfshafts virtually eliminate torque-steer. The Integra's power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering system enhances its excellent handling characteristics.

All Integras feature power assisted disc brakes on all four wheels Front discs are ventilated for improved heat dissipation. Low profile 195/60 R14 Michelin MXV tires round out the handling package.

Nearly flush door handles and glass areas, aerodynamically faired sideview mirrors, integrated bumpers, virtually smooth underbody and the elimination of a traditional grille allow the Integra's horsepower to be used to maximum efficiency. Integra's semi-notchback silhouette and low hood line both contribute to its efficient aerodynamic configuration. The cars have a 0.34 coefficient of drag and a low lift coefficient of 0.17 to improve stability at highway speeds.

Attention to detail is apparent in the Integra's interior design. Ergonomics provide the driver with a quiet, relaxed driving experience. Large white on black analog gauges are logically grouped, easy to read and strategically located just a few degrees below the driver's direct line of vision. All switches and controls are located within easy reach and provide "tactile feedback," or positive response, when actuated.

Form-fitting seats are incorporated in the front. Contoured rear seats in both the 3- and 5-door models can be folded down individually or together to create additional cargo area. With both seats up, a rigid rear cover conceals personal belongings.

The Integra's strong, rigid unit-body was designed and tested with the assistance of NASTRAN, a NASA computer program used to test spacecraft design. Anti-corrosion materials are used extensively in Integra manufacturing, including zinc-coated steel, electrolytic duplex alloy-coated steel, hot-dipped and iron-zinc alloy steels. Its underbody is chemically treated to create a protective surface layer that resists corrosion.

Integra automobiles are available in two trim levels, the base line RS and more fully equipped LS models. Standard on the RS models are tinted glass, remote hatch and fuel-filler door releases, rear window wiper and washer, adjustable steering column, power steering and other features. Standard on the LS models are the previously listed items plus alloy wheels, cruise control and a stereo sound system with cassette player and 7 -band graphic equalizer. Power windows and power door locks are standard on the LS 5-door, while a removable sunroof is standard with the LS 3-door.

All Integra models have a 3-year, 36,000 mile limited warranty