The Acura NSX came into the automotive world with a bang and has no intention of leaving with a whimper. Yes, 2022 is the last model year for the sports car, but it will end on a powerful note with the 600-hp 2022 Acura NSX Type S.
The Type S is the only NSX model offered for 2022 and it’s limited to a total of 350 units, 300 of which are earmarked for the United States. The 2022 NSX Type S also marks the first time a Type S-badged NSX has been sold outside of Japan.
The 2022 NSX Type S made its global debut during Monterey Car Week. Power comes from an updated version of the model’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 and three-motor hybrid system. All in, it produces a peak of 600 hp and 492 lb-ft of torque—27 horses and 16 lb-ft more than the 2021 NSX. The turbochargers are borrowed from the NSX GT3 Evo race car. And there is more battery capacity and output than today’s NSX, allowing for longer periods of electric-only driving in the car’s EV mode.
The Type S maintains the model’s nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, the gearbox is retuned and to perform upshifts 50 percent faster than before. It also has a new rapid downshift mode that allows the driver to skip gears holding down the left shift paddle. We hope it comes with a burble or growl from the exhaust. The sports car continues to feature Acura’s so-called “Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive” system. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.