Turbo Integra Rips off 10-Second Passes with Ease
Cracking the 10-second barrier is tough, unless you have VTEC, and a big turbo.
It wasn’t that long ago that cracking into the 10-second range at the drag strip was relatively rare. Today, there are numerous exotic machines you can buy straight off the showroom floor fully capable of doing the deed. But building something like a front-wheel drive Acura Integra into a 10-second car is a very different task. And yet, we see guys like Ryan Maxwell doing it, over and over again, with downright rock solid consistency.
That’s the beauty of modern technology, of course. And, well, turbocharging. Maxwell’s turbocharged Integra has no problem whooshing its way to some seriously quick passes in this video from GuelphRacing. And in the process, he notches a handful of victories to add to his virtual trophy case. Or just the ever-important bragging rights arsenal. Either way, this Integra is seriously fast, and seriously impressive.
Racing at the recent 1326iX event at Toronto Motorsports Park in Cayuga, Maxwell’s Integra participates in a little bracket action. He manages to take down a Mini at first, but then suffers a little Honda on Honda violence at the hands of a Civic hatch. He gets a little revenge against another Civic, but can’t seem to shake his first foe.
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Regardless, the Integra proves to be a seriously fast, seriously consistent track toy. And the best part about it? The car doesn’t have any sort of wings or other frivolous add-ons. If you didn’t know any better (or hear the turbo), you’d think this was nothing more than a clean, stock Integra. Save for the drag radials up front, of course. All of which makes us think that this thing would fare pretty well on the streets!