Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Audi S3 Sportback

Reasons to consider the
Audi S3 Sportback

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 258 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 130 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM Around 2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $51k vs $24k Around 2.2x more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 261 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 195 HP @ 8,000 RPM Around 35% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 11.79 lb/hp vs 13.53 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio
Front view of Acura Integra Type-R

Reasons to consider the
Acura Integra Type-R

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Way higher redline 8,400 RPM vs 6,800 RPM Around 25% more revs
Lighter curb weight 2,639 lb vs 3,076 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

S3 Sportback  vs
Integra Type-R 
Brand Audi Acura
Price 50,959 24,350
Year 2013 2000

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD FWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 5

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 457/? 191 381/? 152
Rear wheels 457/? 191 381/? 152

power & handling

S3 Sportback  vs
Integra Type-R 
Power-to-weight ratio 11.79 lb/hp 13.53 lb/hp
Maximum hp 261 HP @ 6,000 RPM 195 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 258 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 130 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,800 RPM 8,400 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,984 cc 1,797 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.3:1 10.6:1
Bore/stroke 3.2 in / 3.7 in 3.19 in / 3.43 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,076 lb 2,639 lb
Width 70 in 66.7 in
Height 55.2 in 52 in
Length 167.5 in 172.4 in
Front track width 60.4 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 102.2 in 101.2 in
Audi S3 Sportback
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Acura Integra Type-R
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