My best friend owns a 2001 Honda Prelude with very small mod's list cold air intake, headers, exhuast, plugs and wires, underdrive pulleys, etc. he has his lowered and has a body kit and it looks sick!! It also sounds very nice, not ricey at all, and is pretty damn quick! I have an 05 Accord EX V6 coupe with 240HP and he can sometimes take me off the line in his Prelude with around 200-210HP!! It can handle soooo well in the corners, sometimes you would think it is AWD!
Anyways, the Prelude is a much sportier car than the tC, and if performance is your main concern, the Prelude should be your top choice!!
I also like the Honda CRX that either has a JDM engine swap, or a turbo engine, those are small and fast!!
If you get an Integra I definitely suggest the GSR model for the most power!!
Have you ever thought about going RWD? The Nissan 240SX, 300ZX, Mazda RX7 and Toyota Supra are a few RWD sports cars that would be great!