Every 2022 Acura NSX produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio will be a limited-edition Type S model powered by an enhanced version of the supercar’s twin-turbo V6 and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, the automaker said. In celebration of the final year of NSX production, just 350 will be available worldwide, with only 300 offered in the United States, marking the first time an NSX Type S has been sold outside of Japan.
While the NSX is celebrating its final year of production, Acura will continue to pursue sports cars in the electrified era, company representatives said.
Following its launch in 2016, the NSX was named the Road & Track “Performance Car of the Year” and an Automobile Magazine “All Star” winner. The NSX was also voted the “Best Hybrid Performance Car” by Motor Trend in 2020.
The second-generation NSX has also had success on the racetrack, with the NSX GT3 Evo winning the 2019 and 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship titles in the GTD class, and the 2019 Super GT driver’s and manufacturer’s championships in the GT300 class in Japan. NSX also currently holds the Hybrid record in the Time Attack 1 division of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, set in 2020 by James Robinson, and the production vehicle record at the Grand Prix of Long Beach street circuit, set in 2019 by Peter Cunningham.
“NSX has played a critical role in reestablishing Acura as a performance brand and the return of Type S,” said Emile Korkor, assistant vice president, Acura National Sales. “We’ve seen tremendous enthusiasm in the market and we aren’t done yet; there’s more to come as Type S becomes the pinnacle expression of performance across the Acura lineup.”
With total production capped at 350 units, the one year run of NSX Type S is destined to join the ranks of other collectable first-generation NSX models, such as the 1999 NSX Zanardi Edition (51 produced) and Japanese Domestic Market variants like the NSX-R (483 produced between 1992 and 1995), NSX Type S (209 built between 1997 and 2001) and NSX Type S-Zero (30 total between 1997 and 2001).