• May 28, 2007

There once was a man named Dave who had a '91 NSX and loved it. The problem was it cost too much to maintain, and he was petrified of the car receiving the slightest nick. When the money and the angst got too much, after 1,800 miles, he got rid of it. The car he replaced it with is far, far more interesting: a mid-engined RWD mash-up of a 97 Prelude VTEC and 94 Integra GSR.

His only goal was to build a car that rode and handled well with decent performance. Call it an NSX that wouldn't slaughter the piggy bank and that can be parked in a mall lot without its owner breaking into a sweat. After two months of R&D, the Frankenstein began. Dave doesn't give exact numbers but does indicate a budget of $10K, a total weight of 2,700 lbs, and 45/55 weight distribution.

Check out the link for finished pictures, and you can read the entire conversion story with pics written by Dave himself here.

[Source: Team Integra]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      "Call it an NSX that wouldn't slaughter the piggy bank and that can be parked in a mall lot without its owner breaking into a sweat. "

      Funny thing is, it's one of those likely cars to be stolen out of said parking lot...
        • 7 Years Ago
        isn't the NSX its self a car that won't slaughter the piggy bank? :-)

        I bet you could buy one and maintain it easier and cheeper than to recreate that (lovely) mess.

        Lucas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's been done before. Actually, someone built a twin engine Integra. It could switch between FF, MR and AWD. It was used at a few drift events in the Maryland area.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i have to admit, nice car, love the teg. however, he only squeezed 160whp out of it. my front engine h22 SiR accord would spank the shit out of it.

      and on a twisty track? my suspension would rock that integra.

      very unique, woulda kept the NSX.
        • 7 Years Ago
        uh, no it wouldnt. im putting out 283 to the wheels off the bottle. all motor. hes putting out 100+ less hp than i am.

        oh yeah, did i not mention im not on the bottle? id eat him up all motor or on the bottle.
        • 7 Years Ago
        jerk-
        This car far surpasses any prelude. 160whp is a conservative mark i'm sure. I have driving a prelude and they don't handle worth shit. MR is the best setup as far as handling goes. It would smoke your ugly accord on a track and i can guarantee on the drag strip.
      • 7 Years Ago
      He should have left the front engine in. ;)

      Twin engine Eagle Talon:
      http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7810839976065329866
      • 7 Years Ago
      How much is Dave's sweat-equity worth? Man, I would have kept the NSX!
      • 7 Years Ago

      good project, must be a lot of fun.
      KC Milani
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dave is a really nice guy who put together an impressive one of a kind car. He's very knowledgable and was a pleasure to meet. Not to mention, he sure knows how to drive a car! Anyone hating on the guy needs to grow up and find something bettter to do with their time than trash people behind a computer screen. He did it as a hobby, simple as that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The man is a wizard. He remade a part to save 4 pounds and made a tool to do a job better. Dave appears to be very humble yet so much more capable then most people I know. He praises a metal shop for bending the metal to his own specs. Amazing work and it would have been an honor to actually have watched him do the project.
      • 7 Years Ago
      very nice work! All my Honda driving friends will want to see this thing
      • 7 Years Ago
      every one of you that downs this project is an ingorant idiot, the amount of time, care, and skill put into this car is worth more than the money he could have spent on something else. Yeah you might be able to buy a bad ass MR-2, but with cars that already exist, there's always one better than yours. He's amazing, anyone who doesn't think so can go fk off
      • 7 Years Ago
      This guy did all the work himself, creating parts that didnt exist for it to work.

      I've followed Dave since he first started with the wrecked prelude 2 years ago, the entire thread starting back 2 years ago is on our site, team-integra.net

      Ugly? an Integra is beautiful. Ugly=Domestic (Camaro/TA/Mustang) those are ugly.

      And the Motor is not a B18, its an H22A4.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That thing is a piece of crap. You know how much money he probably spent on that thing all for 160 hp? And what 3 ft/lbs of torque?

      I guarantee he spent more than 10k on that whole setup seeing as most Intergras go for more than that for whatever ungodly reason. It's ugly, it's slow, it's a pile of crap.

      The guy is a great mechanic, with those skills he should have been able to make something a lot cooler.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah... like a B18 powered kit car or something.

        It really is pointless. I'd LOVE to see it track tested versus a regular Integra an MR2 and an NSX. It bet it comes in last. SCC?

        The skill required to build your own mid-engine car go way beyond metal work.
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