The Acura NSX Type S will be the grand finale of the hybrid supercar – .

The Acura NSX Type S will be the grand finale of the hybrid supercar – .

The first generation Acura NSX remains a legend to this day. Serving both as a Ferrari alarm bell and a full-fledged performance car, it is appreciated for its exquisite handling and timeless design. The second generation, which was first discontinued in 2016, took a different course, trading lightness for sheer power and a cutting-edge hybrid system. Acura has announced that the current model will soon be phased out, with its swansong taking the form of the limited-edition NSX Type S, which will be unveiled at Monterey Car Week on August 12.

Details are scarce, with Acura keeping the juiciest details for the official launch. What we do know, however, is that the Type S is intended to improve upon the existing NSX in several key areas. Acura’s press release says the car will deliver more power, accelerate harder and also offer improved handling. So engine updates and suspension modifications are likely part of the trail, along with aerodynamic tweaks. Acura also claims that the Type S will provide “a more emotional driving experience,” so hopefully there will be some official brand handkerchiefs in the glove box for those easily overwhelmed.

The original NSX already boasts a combined output of 500 horsepower from its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine, the hybrid system taking the car’s total combined horsepower to an impressive 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft. of couple. Capable of a 0-60 sprint of 2.7 seconds and a top speed of over 190 mph, the existing model does not lag. More performance will only be welcomed by fans of the current car.

The car is expected to demonstrate the pinnacle of second-generation platform performance. Those hoping for a return to the naturally aspirated, manual-shifting purity of the original NSX will be disappointed, but fans of modern hybrid power and all-wheeled grip will likely find a lot to like about the Type S. Every 2022 year model, NSX will be an S Type, with a limited edition of just 350 units. 300 of them are for sale in the United States. Over 60% of second-gen NSX sales were made in the United States, so it’s fitting that the majority of Type S production lands here.


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