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Acura Partners with Tuners to Showcase New Integra

Acura has partnered with three tuners to showcase the personalized performance potential of the Integra and celebrate the return of the nameplate to the Acura lineup, the company announced.

Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara, Sara Choi and Coco Zurita have created personal interpretations of their ultimate 2023 Acura Integra, adding supreme levels of style, power and performance.

Following a public debut at the Acura Integra-sponsored Pit+Paddock “Drive In” at The Petersen Museum on Oct. 23, all three project Integras will be displayed at various upcoming auto industry events including the SEMA Show (Nov. 1-4), RADwood LA (Nov. 19) and Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 14-16).

Dai Yoshihara’s Integra, built by Evasive Motorsports

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Based in Southern California, Daijiro “Dai” Yoshihara is a professional driver from Tokyo, Japan with notable motorsports accolades including a Formula Drift championship and class wins at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, 25 Hours of Thunderhill, Global Time Attack and Super Lap Battle. Yoshihara’s project Integra includes a full roll cage, racing seats, adjustable suspension and racing slicks.

“Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, Integra was always one of my favorite Acuras, so it’s such an honor to get to build a brand new 2023 Integra,” said Yoshihara. “I wanted to take the sporty theme from the iconic DB8 Integra and fuse it into my build.”

Powertrain Modifications

    • Spoon Sports air filter
    • Spoon Sports exhaust
    • CSF front intercooler / charge pipe

Chassis/Suspension Modifications

    • BBS REV7 forged wheels 18×9.5 +22
    • Yokohama A005 racing slicks (250/650/18)
    • RSR Sport-I coilovers
    • Whiteline adjustable rear upper arm
    • Whiteline rear lower control arm
    • Stoptech ST-40 Trophy front Big Brake Kit

Exterior Modifications

    • EVS Tuning GTLM mirrors
    • EVS Tuning front airdam
    • EVS Tuning carbon front splitter
    • EVS Tuning carbon sidestep
    •  Voltex fender flares
    • Voltex Type 12 wing
    • Shaved front fog light

Interior Modifications

    • Eimer Engineering custom 6 -point roll cage
    • Sparco QRT-R kevlar racing seats
    •  Sparco Prime H7 6-point harness
    • Sparco R325 steering wheel
    • Sparco Racing quick release
    • AEM CD-7 race dash
    • Acuity adjustable short shifter
    • EVS Tuning custom seat mounts
    • EVS Tuning titanium rear drop shift knob
    • EVS Tuning dry carbon door cards
    • EVS Tuning carbon center console

Sara Choi’s Integra, built by Tony Star Performance

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Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sara Choi began her automotive career at Sonic Motorsports, a tuning shop in Hawaii, at age 15. Now living in Los Angeles, the car enthusiast, drifter, model, host and actor’s artistic approach to tuning is exhibited by her creation of a custom wide body for her project Integra, Acura said.

“My favorite part of being a car builder is that you get to express yourself however you want, especially when you’re building a car as exciting as the next-gen Acura Integra,” said Choi. “It’s a thrill building my own version of such an iconic car.”

Powertrain Modifications

    • GReddy Performance intercooler
    • GReddy Performance oil cooler
    • Sports Touring Cat-Back Exhaust

Chassis/Suspension Modifications

    • Advan RSDF wheels 19×10 +25 and 19×10.5 +15
    • Nexen Sport R tires (245/40/19 and 275/35/19)
    • Tein Suspension Flex Z coilovers

Exterior Modifications

    • Custom wide body kit designed by Walter Kim & Sara Choi
    • Inozetek Super Gloss Pearl White Film installed by Everlasting Wraps
    • Mugen window visors

Interior Modifications

    • Evasive Motorsports x Bride Zeta IV seats
    • Battle Craft Hyper Teardrop Shift Knob
    • Battle Craft Hyper RQR (Race Quick Release)
    • Dogfight Race Pro 350mm Wheel

Coco Zarita’s Integra, Built by Autotuned

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From Santiago, Chile, pro BMX athlete, car builder and amateur drifter Coco Zarita has competed in over a dozen X-Games with multiple podiums. Now living in Southern California, Coco’s love of action sports competition has inspired the design of his project Integra, which includes a coilover suspension, carbon bodywork and a custom wrap designed by artist Andreas Wennevold, the automaker said.

“It’s a dream come true to be one of the first builders on the planet to get their hands on the new Acura Integra,” said Zarita. “We grabbed some inspo from the NSX GT designs and added some race car features to help bring in my own personal style and achieve this new look for the next-gen Integra.”

Powertrain Modifications

    • A’PEXi exhaust
    • HPS cold air intake
    • GReddy intercooler
    • HPS coolant hose
    • HPS charge pipe
    • HiRev Sports red engine cover

Chassis/Suspension Modifications

    • Kansei KNP wheels 18×9.5 and 18×10.5
    • Michelin Pilot Sport 4s tires (245/35/18 and 265/35/18)
    • RSR Sport-I coilovers
    • HPS front upper performance strut bar
    • Wilwood 6-piston front big brake kit

Exterior Modifications 

    • “Gotham Gray” 3M vehicle wrap
    • APR GT carbon mirrors
    • Acura OEM front diffuser
    • Auto Tuned 3-inch custom carbon front lip
    • Auto Tuned custom carbon side skirts
    • Auto Tuned 30mm carbon over fenders
    • APR GTC carbon wing
    • Andreas Wennevold custom graphics and design

Interior Modifications

    • MOMO Start racing seat
    • PCI seat brackets
    • MOMO 6-point camlock harness
    • NRG harness bar
    • MOMO MOD Drift racing steering wheel
    • NRG quick release
    • NRG short steering hub

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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