Report: Next-gen NSX to get Type R variant?

Report: Next-gen NSX to get Type R variant? image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Acura | posted May 04, 2015 10:00

2016 Acura NSX reportedly to get Type R treatment, may get 608 PS

Acura’s parent company Honda is reportedly planning to do a Type R variant for the NSX which may arrive sometime in 2018.

According to Motoring AU, the Type R model will make use of carbon fiber body panels instead of the standard aluminum / lightweight steel fenders to further reduce weight.

The rear of the Acura NSX

Horsepower-wise, the company aims to produce 608 PS which is 58 PS more than its reported stock power output of 550 PS.

Beyond that, Honda is also planning to install larger brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, different set of wheels and an altered interior.

In stock form, the 2016 Acura NSX is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that is paired up with 3 electric motors. The single rear electric motor helps with acceleration of the mid-mounted engine while the front electric motors provide instantaneous torque to the front wheels. It is then mated to a 9-speed dual clutch gearbox.

Source: Motoring AU