If you are stuck in time like me, you probably have forgotten that Honda NSX did get a second generation. That was in 2016 after the first-gen was discontinued in 2005. It continues to exist as Acura NSX in North America because, well, it is a supercar.
Meanwhile, in places outside of the U.S., it is still Honda NSX and until recently, NSX Type S was a JDM and not an official model money can buy. However, that changes this year.
Celebrating the final year of second-generation NSX production, the 2022 Acura NSX that rolls out of the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, will be a Type S Model.
Only 350 examples will be built, with a generous 300 units destined for the U.S. markets. With Acura NSX Type S, it marks the first time an NSX Type S has been sold outside of Japan. Speaking of which, yes, you can also find the 2022 Honda NSX Type S selling in Japan too.
In addition to a distinctive and more aggressive front and rear styling, the NSX Type S further features goodies like unique 5-spoke wheels wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires, retuned Adaptive Damper System, Type S decals, a standard carbon-fiber roof, and available Gotham Gray matte paint.
Under the hood is an updated and more powerful hybrid drivetrain comprising of a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 (with available carbon-fiber engine cover, if we may add) and a three-motor hybrid system that produces 600 horses and 492 lb-ft of torque.
The hybrid drivetrain is mated to a retuned 9-speed DCT, while handling is further bolstered by torque-vectoring Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Brembo brakes (6-pod front and 4-pod rear).