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Acura announces limited NSX Type-S for final year of current NSX production

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  • Limited to 350 units worldwide, NSX Type S raises the already impressive performance of Acura's cutting-edge electrified supercar to new levels
  • With an even higher performance envelope and a more emotional driving experience, the 2022 NSX Type S will join highly collectable NSX variants like the 1999 NSX Zanardi
  • The 2022 NSX Type S will make its global debut at Monterey Car Week on August 12
Acura today shared the very first glimpse of the best performing road-legal NSX ever, the limited-production 2022 NSX Type S supercar. A result of the brand's unyielding commitment to Precision Crafted Performance, the NSX Type S raises the already impressive performance of Acura's cutting-edge electrified supercar to new levels, delivering more power, quicker acceleration, sharper handling and a more emotional driving experience.
Every 2022 Acura NSX produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio will be a limited-edition Type S model powered by an enhanced version of the supercar's twin-turbo V6 and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system. In celebration of the final year of NSX production, just 350 of these exclusive supercars will be available worldwide, with only 300 offered in the United States, marking the first time an NSX Type S has been sold outside of Japan. The limited run supercar will be available for customer orders beginning August 12 at

While the NSX is celebrating its final year of production, Acura will continue to pursue sports cars in the electrified era. "Acura is a performance brand, a company of enthusiasts, and we will continue moving forward, actively investigating what the next generation of sports cars should be in an electrified era." said Jon Ikeda, Vice President and Acura Brand Officer.
Like its predecessor, the second-generation NSX pushed the boundaries of engineering and recalibrated the expectations of sports car dynamics. The NSX was the first supercar to utilize three electric motors to enhance all aspects of the driving experience. NSX introduced multiple industry firsts including the use ablation casting in the supercar's multi-material space frame, as well as the world's first and only production 9-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for a passenger automobile.
Following its launch in 2016, the NSX was named the Road & Track "Performance Car of the Year" and an Automobile Magazine "All Star" winner. Reaffirming its lead in the market, NSX was voted the "Best Hybrid Performance Car" by Motor Trend in 2020.
The second-generation NSX has also dominated on the racetrack, with the NSX GT3 Evo winning the 2019 and 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship titles in the GTD class, and the 2019 Super GT driver's and manufacturer's championships in the GT300 class in Japan. NSX also currently holds the Hybrid record in the Time Attack 1 division of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, set in 2020 by James Robinson, and the production vehicle record at the Grand Prix of Long Beach street circuit, set in 2019 by Peter Cunningham.
"NSX has played a critical role in reestablishing Acura as a performance brand and the return of Type S," said Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President, Acura National Sales. "We've seen tremendous enthusiasm in the market and we aren't done yet; there's more to come as Type S becomes the pinnacle expression of performance across the Acura lineup."
With total production capped at 350 units, the one year run of NSX Type S is destined to join the ranks of unique and collectable first-generation NSX models, such as the 1999 NSX Zanardi Edition (51 produced) and Japanese Domestic Market variants like the NSX-R (483 produced between 1992 and 1995), NSX Type S (209 built between 1997 and 2001) and NSX Type S-Zero (30 total between 1997 and 2001). To date, second-generation NSX sales total more than fifteen hundred units in the U.S and over twenty five hundred globally.
NSX Type S is the third Type S variant Acura has debuted this year, joining the new TLX Type S sport sedan and the upcoming MDX Type S three-row SUV, as the brand pushes the performance of its products to new heights.
More information on the limited production 2022 NSX Type S, including full photography, specs and pricing, will be available at beginning August 12.
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Either that new front fascia is horrible and a big step down from what was merely uninspiring before... or I am taking crazy-pills.

It is as if Honda didn't understand the reason for the lack of appeal... and then just pushed further out of touch.

I am getting sick of rich people's toys as it is, and this just twists the knife that mid-engined cars are solely the purview of people with more dollars than sense.
Personally I think this version of NSX looks amazing.

And I'm pretty sure there's a billion people in this world who'd consider you rich and wasteful with your money.
I have yet to buy a brand new car. Ever. Because so far, none have risen to the point where I can afford to waste the amount of money that depreciates almost instantly.

I realize that my standard of living is higher than the third world, but that doesn't mean I am wasteful. And it certainly doesn't mean that you know about my situation.

But it does say something about the value proposition of the car, when Acura can't seem to sell the NSX as-is, and is paying to upgrade it for a few hundred limited production units to sunset the model again. Why spend the money just before the curtain falls?

And when someone is willing to pay 1.1 million dollars for "production number 1" when it wasn't worth spending a fifth of that amount of money for the regular production model before that... or production number 2 right after it.
After realizing how much the Type-S front resembles the CR-Z I am sort of thankful for the R8, Supra and C8 design elements. But I wasn't too happy with the new NSX design to start with. The original NSX still tops it.
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The CRZ looks like a dust-buster, especially in white.

The new NSX front end looks like a gaping maw with lots of angles, edges, lines, and voided surfaces that aren't open space, that don't really resolve well.
The previous front end was not great, but at least it wasn't that. Nissan, Lexus, Ford, Lincoln, and others have had some trouble with front end design in the past, but this is no better... and IMHO, is a step in the wrong direction from the previous iteration.

And neither the CRZ nor current NSX are ideal hybrids... they are both fully-implemented ICE cars with added electrical complexity and weight, not truly optimized PHEV drivetrains. Both cars have multi-ratio transmissions, which most electric drivetrains don't need, at least not more than 2 ratios at the most, with the ICE operating as a generator, or mixing directly into the final drive for cruising.

Koenigsegg's hybrid drive is simpler than NSX's.
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