Honda introduced the Type R Integra with a factory tuned B18C engine coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission and Helical LSD. This resulted in increased performance & handling compared to the regular Integra.
The DC2 Type R was like a race car for the road, with a strengthened chassis, low weight, light wheels and an engine revving all the way to 8600. To achieve this the engines were hand built with high compression pistons, undercut valves and ported intake ports.
These cars quickly became favorites amongst the motoring world. The experience of the noise and intensity of the engine when VTEC would kick in, was highly addictive and very fun to drive.