2022 Acura NSX Type S

Crafting Performance: Behind the development of the 2022 Acura NSX Type S

With the final year of Acura’s NSX second generation coming to a close, development leader Satoshi Mizukami and exterior designer Dai Hara took it upon themselves to create the most powerful NSX model yet: the 2022 NSX Type S.

As showcased in a video shared earlier this month, the 600-hp 2022 NSX Type S is a stunning display of performance and Acura showmanship. The bodywork of the NSX is aggressively styled, with wider air inlets for increased engine cooling, a GT3-inspired rear diffuser for aerodynamic enhancements, and handsome forged alloy split-five spoke wheels.

Further aesthetic details, such as the NSX’s gloss black mirror and door handles, distinct Type S decals, and exclusive Gotham Grey matte paint, make the NSX look fast and menacing. As exterior designer Dai Hara puts it, “at first glance, people will say it looks completely different,”

Under the hood, Acura doubles down on Dai Hara’s sentiment. The NSX features a twin-turbocharged V6 engine with a three-motor hybrid system with 600 hp and 492 lb-ft torque output delivered through Pirelli P-Zero treads. Acura has created a supercar for the truest emotional experience a driver could ever ask for with the integration of power, performance, and a commanding silhouette.

“Only NSX can go beyond NSX,” said Satoshi Mizukami, chief engineer and NSX Type S development leader. “Power definitely contributes to what we strive for, including the joy of driving, but that alone wouldn’t be enough. We want our customers to feel that performance deep inside, and if we were to enhance performance, we wanted to express the vehicle with designs that represent such performance.”

A limited run of 350 cars will be built for global distribution, with the 2022 NSX Type S becoming the first of its moniker available for purchase outside of Japan.

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