If you were struggling to find a suitable engine to drop into your Integra time-attack car, Honda may have just have the answer. The automaker just announced it will start selling the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder from the Civic Type R as a standalone crate engine for racing applications.
The dual-overhead cam VTEC K20C1 crate motor makes the same 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque as it does in the Type R. Unfortunately, you can't put it in your street car—Honda asks you to verify that you're using the engine for a sanctioned racing application before you can get your hands on the motor, which will cost $6519.87 shipping.
To be eligible to purchase a Type R engine, you have to be a part of the company's grassroots support program.
Honda is bringing a K20C1-swapped Civic Si SCCA race car to SEMA to show off the engine, as well as a collection of other OEM performance parts. If you're fielding any sort of small-displacement racer next season, this might be the engine to have.