If there ever was a car built with street performance in mind, it's Marc Fata's '93Acura Integra GS-R. Extensive engine work, it's got it. A combination of suspension components that work in harmony to produce the right ride and stance, it's got it. A custom screaming-yellow paint job that's perfect for magazine coverage ' it's got that too. When you put it all together it adds up to the perfect real-world super street car for the 90's. Not convinced? Read on. Ask Marc what makes his car stand out from the rest and he is quick to offer up a number of features. First and foremost is the fact that he paid for every upgrade himself. Rather than hit up Mom and Dad for the cash to buy his component of chose, Marc worked until he could afford it. The car took longer to build as a result, but Marc says it was worth it. The Integra's VTEC was first to see some serious modifications. According to Marc, Eric Valdez from Pro Motion Automotive Accessories, RJ De Vera from Endless Racing Sports, Rick Tubangui, Gary Kubo, and Dan Paramore from Dan Paramore Racing (DPR) share the engine-tweaking credit. For starters, the stock air-box was yanked in favor of an RS Akimoto Funnel Ram 2. The intake manifold was match ported to complement a DPR Stage 5 racing head. A five angle radius valve job came before a 100 hp, direct-port nitrous oxide system was bolted on. The NOS system features custom fuel, NOS gauges, an NOS fuel regulator, and additional fuel pump, and steel-braided hoses. Departing gases are routed out via a stainless-steel header from DC Sports and a custom, mandrel-bent 2.5 inch exhaust system. Since Marc wanted a way-deep exhaust note, he added a 4-inch Sebring tip. Adjustable Cuzco anodized cam sprockets and a match ported 62 mm throttle body from JG Engine Dynamics also found a new home under the Integra's hood. An MSD ignition, along with NGK plugs and Magnecor race wires, provides the GS-R with that extra spark. Custom red hosing and a variety of steel-braided hoses add to the visual appeal of the engine compartment. According to Marc, the end result of all the mods is a performance increase that produces a dyno proven 171 horsepower at 7500 rpm (at the wheels) and 125 lb-ft of torque at 7500 rpm. So far his best quarter-mile time is 14.5 at 95 mph. Not bad for a daily driver, eh? But wait, there's more. March chose Neuspeed Race sprigs to drop his ride. Tokico five- way adjustable Illumina shocks sit at each corner. A custom camber kit went on before a set of 16-inch Racing Hart Type C wheels, and Yokohama AVS 2 tires replaced the original rolling stock. The suspension work was done by Marc and the other members of his crew, Team Kosoku. With the performance aspect handled, Marc turned his attention to matters of appearance. The slick lines of the Integra are accentuated by Mugen side skirts and an AMS three-piece rear wing. The road in front of Marc's Acura is well lit thanks to a set of PIAA 1000 lights. The baddest of tunes that ride the radio waves are captured by a Fuba antenna. To make absolutely sure no one could miss seeing his pride and joy, Marc decided to have Santa Monica Auto Body cover it with multiple coats of Audi Yellow pigment. Once it was dry Cookie Graphics applied the Team Kosoku visuals. Like it or not, there is no ignoring the work that's gone into this super street cruiser.
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