Acura NSX Type S in Production; Celebrates Final Year of 2nd-Gen NSX
The Acura NSX Type S supercar has officially begun construction at the manufacturer’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio.
This limited-production model celebrates the final year of Acura NSX production. Going out with a bang, the Type S is driven by Acura’s most powerful production drivetrain to date: a twin-turbo V6 engine combined with a three-motor hybrid system. Together, they are able to displace 660 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque.
This powerplant is mated to the Acura’s 9-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). Working in tandem with the powerplant, they transmit power to the NSX’s all-wheel drive system, which features Acura’s special torque-vectoring system: “Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).”
The vehicle rides on unique 5-spoke wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero rubber, paired with a special Adaptive Damper System. Other cosmetic signifiers include more aggressive styling both forward and aft, as well as Type S decals and a carbon fiber roof. An optional Lightweight Package includes Carbon Ceramic Brakes, a Carbon Fiber Engine Cover and the Carbon Fiber Interior Package, shaving 58 pounds of weight.
The NSX Type S will be limited to a total production of 350 units. Pre-orders officially opened August 2021; every available model has since been reserved. The first two models to be produced were finished in PMC’s exclusive “Gotham Gray” matte-metallic finish, which has been covered in protective film. This special paint also requires special handling and shipping techniques to insure quality upon arrival at dealerships, such as thicker and softer car covers. Special training is to be passed from PMC to dealers, then subsequently to customers, for proper care of the Type S.
The PMC began in 2016 as the exclusive factory of the second-gen Acura NSX-- and now the Type S. PMC is also responsible for the NSX GT3 Evo race car, as well as special PMC editions of the Acura MDX, TLX and RDX.