Original Price of the Honda Integra Type R DC2/DB8

Honda’s (Acura’s) first Type R model was introduced in 1992 in the form of the NSX Type R, however, it was the second car to wear the performance badge that really brought the company’s sporting division to the forefront of normal enthusiasts’ minds.

The Honda Integra Type R DC2 and DB8 (four door) made their first appearances in 1995, two years after launch of the third generation Integra. It was equipped with an incredible 1.8-litre DOHC VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine that produced as much 200 horsepower (147 kW) at a mind bending 8,000 rpm in Japanese trim.

The Type R would make its way to the United States in 1997, however, the model had to make do with slightly less power at 195 bhp (145 kW). Despite the slight reduction in power, the Integra Type R still featured the most power per litre (108 bhp) of any naturally aspirated engine to have ever been produced in the USA. The Type R would hold onto this title until Honda beat it again with their S2000.

Along with the addition of a powerful, high revving engine, Honda’s engineers stripped out anything that was deemed unnecessary. The air bags, air conditioning, sound deadening, and more were gone in the name of weight saving and new lightweight race-style Type R seats were fitted.

To compliment the increased engine performance, Honda fitted larger brake rotors and calipers to help slow the car down. The car was also given a Helical Limited-slip differential and revised springs and dampers. Larger sway and strut tower bars were also fitted, and reinforcing was carried out in various different areas to increase rigidity.

When the Integra Type R launched it was lauded as one of the, if not the greatest front-wheel drive cars to have ever been released. It was also regarded as one of the best handling cars ever created and even today the Type R’s performance is still respectable.

But how much did this little front-wheel drive performance car cost when it was new, and how much would it have been in today’s money?

When both the Honda Integra Type R DC2 and DB8 first launched in Japan in October 1995 prices started at a rather reasonable ¥2,228,000 and ¥2,268,000 respectively. We have more info on the different prices below, including what they equal in today’s money. Additionally, at the end of this article we will look at how much an Integra Type R goes for today. Read on below!

Honda Integra Type R DC2 Original Price in Japan

Credit: Honda

1995 Honda Integra Type R DC2 (from October 1995)

Exchange rate of 1 United States dollar to Japanese yen is 100.31 (taken from October 1995).

ModelChassisEngineTransPrice in Yen (¥)Price in USD ($)2020 Price ($)
TYPE RE-DC2B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,228,00022,21138,008
TYPE RE-DB8B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,268,00022,61038,690

1998 Honda Integra Type R DC2 (from January 1998)

Exchange rate of 1 United States dollar to Japanese yen is 130.84 (taken from January 1998).

ModelChassisEngineTransPrice in Yen (¥)Price in USD ($)2020 Price ($)
TYPE R RACE BASEE-DC2B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,263,00017,29628,150
TYPE RE-DC2B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,358,00018,02229,332
TYPE RE-DB8B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,398,00018,32829,830

1999 Honda Integra Type R DC2 (from July 1999)

Exchange rate of 1 United States dollar to Japanese yen is 121.07 (taken from July 1999).

ModelChassisEngineTransPrice in Yen (¥)Price in USD ($)2020 Price ($)
TYPE R RACE BASEGF-DC2B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,263,00018,69229,331
TYPE RGF-DC2B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,516,00020,78132,610
TYPE RGF-DB8B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,556,00021,11233,128

1999 Honda Integra Type R DC2 (from July 1999)

Exchange rate of 1 United States dollar to Japanese yen is 102.96 (taken from July 1999).

ModelChassisEngineTransPrice in Yen (¥)Price in USD ($)2020 Price ($)
TYPE R XGF-DC2B18C – 200 hp (147 kW)5MT2,576,00025,01938,475

How Much Does a Honda/Acura Integra Type R DC2 or DB8 Cost Today?

An example of some Integra Type Rs that have sold on bringatrailer.com

Much like many other Japanese sports cars from the period, the Integra Type R has become quite a collectors item. Prices have been increasing over the years and today the average price is anywhere from around US$20,000 to around $40,000 for a good model. Cheaper Integra Type Rs in worse condition are available, and cars on the opposite end of the spectrum are approaching six figures (this Acura Integra Type R with only 6,000 miles on it sold for $82,000).

Prices do vary depending on the country you are based in, with DC2 and DB8 Integra Type Rs in our local market of New Zealand going for a bit less than America (roughly NZ$20,000 to $40,000 for a car with over 150,000 km/93,000 miles).

If you are looking to buy a DC2 or a DB8 Honda Integra Type R, make sure you check out our buyer’s guide here. Alternatively, if you want to know how much the first generation Honda NSX cost new, you can check out our article here.

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