- The 2022 Acura NSX Type S is a higher-performance variant of Acura’s storied sports car that gains 27 hp, for an even 600 horsepower. Acura claims it’s two seconds quicker around its Suzuka circuit than the 2019–2021 NSX.
- Every 2022 NSX will be a Type S, and there will be just 350 sold worldwide, 300 in the U.S.
- 2022 is also the last model year for the second-generation NSX.
To send off the second generation of the storied NSX mid-engine sports car, Acura is launching a new Type S variant for 2022 that made its debut at the Monterey Car Week festivities. Every 2022 NSX will be a Type S, and Acura says it’s building just 350 of them globally, 300 of which are destined for the U.S. They’re available to order now. It also marks the end of the line for the second-generation NSX, which launched for the 2017 model year. In the Type S press release, Acura boss Jon Ikeda says, “We’re already exploring what the next generation of sports cars should be in the coming electrified era,” which makes it sound like there won’t be an immediate successor.
The Type S gains 27 hp to an even 600, and adds 16 lb-ft of torque to 492. These are the combined ratings of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 plus three electric motors—two that power the front axle and a third that works in conjunction with the engine. The 75-degree-V-6’s output is boosted from 500 to 520 horsepower through the use of larger turbos that deliver up to 16.1 psi of boost, 0.9 more than before.