Final Acura NSX Supercar to Be ‘Best Performing’ Version Yet
Limited to 350 examples, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S is poised to become instant classic.
It’s promised to be the “best performing road-legal NSX ever,” pushing the hybrid platform to deliver more power, quicker acceleration and tighter handling. That’s all a tease for now, as Honda’s luxury sub-brand didn’t reveal any specs other than to say the twin-turbocharged V6 and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system will be “enhanced.”
Car and Driver reports the current NSX’s 3.5-liter six-pot and three-motor electric platform work together to produce 573 hp, so expect the 2022 Acura NSX Type S to break 600 hp. The automotive outlet also predicts a more aggressive suspension setup, larger brakes, a louder exhaust, and a new set of wheels and tires are also possible.
The Acura NSX was debuted in 1989 to much acclaim as the first aluminum-bodied exotic and was produced through 2005. The second-generation debuted 11 years later in 2016 to take Road & Track’s “Performance Car of the Year” title before swooping Motor Trend’s “Best Hybrid Performance Car” award in 2020.
But by limiting production of the final NSX to just 350 units, Acura is betting that the the new Type S will join the legions of collectible first-gen NSX models, like the 1999 NSX Zanardi Edition and the Japanese Domestic Market-only NSX-R and NSX Type S-Zero.
Let’s see those specs first.