Acura has recently launched a special limited edition supercar Acura NSX Type S at Monterey Car Week. The launch of the Acura NSX Type S is also the final edition to end the second generation of the NSX, which will stop its production in 2022.
For a farewell edition, Honda furnishes the NSX Type S with different performance and appearance from the regular NSX.
Starting from the front view, the NSX Type S has a more aggressive fascia than the regular NSX, with air dams and ventilation that are designed to be sharper. Then at the rear, the new Acura NSX gets a diffuser inspired by the NSX GT3 Evo race car.
Acura enhances the aggressive look of the NSX Type S with black mirrors, wider 5-spoke wheels, a carbon-fiber roof, and a Gotham Gray Matte finish.
In terms of performance, the NSX Type S still uses the same engine as the regular NSX, a 3,492 cc twin-turbo V6 with a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD hybrid system. The difference is that the NSX Type S gets a special turbocharger from the NSX GT3 Evo race car, a new intercooler, and a new fuel injector.
The NSX Type S hybrid system is also optimized to pump more power from the electric motor. The boosted part has succeeded in squeezing more muscle from the engine and hybrid system, which can now produce 600 hp and 667 Nm of torque.
Power and torque from the engine are transmitted to the wheels through a 9-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which is now equipped with the Rapid Downshift feature.
Maintaining the more violent performance of the NSX Type S, Acura did not forget to optimize the Integrated Dynamic System, Intake Sound Control, and Active Sound Control to provide a more stable driving experience.
The carmaker has also provided the NSX Type S with Brembo 6-piston front and 4-piston rear brakes, carbon-ceramic brake options, and Pirelli P-Zero tires specially developed for the limited edition car.
Price and Availability
Acura intends to produce 350 units of the NSX Type S with a starting price of $171,495 before the option. The car is still subject to a pending order, but any potential customer can contact a local Acura retailer for details.