2022 Acura NSX Type S Teased As More-Powerful C8 Corvette Rival11
Japanese automaker Acura has teased the 2022 Acura NSX Type S, framed as a new go-faster model variant for the mid-engine hybrid sports car. Set to rival the mid-engine C8 Corvette, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S will be the final model year for the second-gen nameplate, which was originally reintroduced in 2015.
The 2022 Acura NSX Type S will come equipped with an “enhanced” version of the model’s twin-turbo hybrid 3.5L V6 engine, which is rated at 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque in standard form. In addition to the 3.5L gasoline-burning internal combustion engine, the NSX powertrain also incorporates three electric motors, two of which are mounted up front, plus a third mounted in the rear, providing the mid-engine sports car with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive grip. Output is routed through a nine-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Acura has declined to specify exactly what these new enhancements entail. However, in standard form, the second-gen Acura NSX can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
Beyond the engine upgrades, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S will also debut new body pieces, such as a new rear spoiler, front fascia, and rear diffuser. In addition, the new Type S will also boast improved handling, with both suspension tweaks and weight savings considered strong possibilities.
The 2022 Acura NSX Type S will be sold in limited quantities, with production capped at 350 units, the majority of which (300 units) are earmarked for the U.S. market. Expect the new 2022 Acura NSX Type S to break cover in a few days up in Central California during Monterey Car Week. When it does, Acura will provide additional specs, information, and photos of the updated sports car. Order books are set to open immediately following the debut.
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Would still rather have a Corvette. Especially the upcoming Z06. Will be way less expensive. And the Zora is expected to have almost 1000 hp? It will totally outshine any NSX that Honda can come up with. Seems like Chevy is ready to take on the worlds best supercars and win.
At what cost ??? It’s already over priced
For only an extra $125,000!
The C8 killed the NSX star. They know E-Ray is coming and will make it nonsensical for anyone to buy an NSX. It adds all the niche things the C8 lacks – and a standard C8 with Z51 can take the NSX head-on anyway.
Both the Z06 and the E-Ray will destroy Type-S, which is why they’re giving it one year in the sun for Honda fans.
I agree. This is not even a comparison. The prices of both of these aren’t even remotely close. These two cars aren’t comparable, and if they were compared, it should read why you should buy the vette over the NSX.
Acura NSX sales failure vs C8 Corvette sales stud. lol sure thing Honda.
Wait until the Z06 comes out! The World has been on notice!
Oh look, it even comes with a 66 Chevelle roofline.
Holly crap…we all agree!
The current technology in the NSX is absolutely wonderful and it is an amazing vehicle to drive. I have tracked both Corvettes and the NSX and I have to say the NSX is a very remarkable vehicle.
-Remember that it was Corvette who copied the NSX and not vice a versa.
Corvette didn’t finish the job with a true four-wheel-drive, enhanced handling vehicle. It is truly amazing!
-The 2022 is a disappointment to those who own the 2017–20 21 NSX. There is very little difference.
-The NSX is far superior machine which Corvette virtually copied in likeness in body style.
I own a 2017 NSX and had hope for a real improvement with the “2022S“ version.
—I am impressed with the new Corvette in styling and performance. I’ve considered buying one.
-I’ve also owned six Corvettes overtime and I’ve loved everyone of those.
And don’t talk to me about price. You buy what you want to buy.
Oh, you’ll buy the Corvette which is no Datsun knockoff simply because they moved the engine. Get used to C8 tail lights. As long as gm doesn’t stick their famous 8 speed junk transmission in it.
Acura NSX is a good car but not at that outrageous price. Maybe if it was 90K then yes.