Acura has recently revived the Type S badge for the 355-hp TLX Type S sport sedan and MDX Type S crossover. Now, the company has officially confirmed that the NSX supercar will also receive the Type S treatment. However, there is an unhappy note to the news: the higher-performance NSX Type S will serve as a send-off for the hybrid sports car. The Acura is announcing that 2022 will be the final model year for the present generation.
Acura Model in Limited Production
Every 2022 NSX is going to be a Type S. Acura will be limiting production to 350 units in total. This includes 300 offered in the United States. Moreover, last year, Acura did sell 128 examples of the NSX in the U.S. It is down from 238 the year before. Moreover, this marks the first time a Type S–branded NSX will be sold in the U.S. In fact, the original NSX Type S was for Japan only.
The Acura then says the NSX Type S will receive “an enhanced version” of the twin-turbocharged V-6 and the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system. Moreover, the present 3.5-liter gasoline engine is mated to three electric motors which are good for a combined 573 horsepower. We would not be surprised to see the Type S crest 600 hp. Therefore, we are not sure whether that extra oomph is going to come from upgrades to the V-6. Then some tweaks to the electric motors or both.
Aggressive Suspension Setup
In fact, the Type S could, in fact, feature a more powerful suspension setup, plus different wheels and tires, in addition to larger brakes, and then a louder exhaust. In fact, there also could be some minor styling changes. Since 2017, the design has remained virtually unchanged. Therefore, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S will be shown on August 12. At this point, customer orders for the limited production run will open.