NSX is the successor of the sports cars which were being manufactured between 1990 and 2005. It is one of the most powerful supercars on the market with an outstanding performance. Last year the Japanese car manufacturer introduced the second generation of the Acura NSX which came with several drastic improvements. These changes especially refer to interior and powertrain. The second generation of the NSX came with a hybrid drivetrain under the hood. Although Ford GT was under the spotlight in Detroit last year, Acura is just getting started and they are planning to launch 2017 Acura NSX Type R.
Type R was announced by the chief engineer of the NSX, Ted Claus, over a year ago. Therefore it is pretty sure that 2017 Acura NSX Type R will hit the market. Reportedly it even entered production lines. The first variant of Type R was far from perfect since it didn’t even have air-condition and engineers weren’t thinking about noise reduction. Regardless of good performances, Type R didn’t deliver the goods. However, this might change with the new Type R which is going to have even better performances than its predecessor.
2017 ACURA NSX TYPE R ENGINE AND SPECS
When it comes to powertrain you shouldn’t expect any surprises. According to Ted Claus, Acura NSX Type R 2017 is going to have exactly the same engine as the base variant. However, there is one huge difference – Type R’s engine is going to be accompanied with three electric motors. A twin-turbocharged six-cylinder generates 573 HP and 623 lb-ft of torque on a regular basis. Thanks to the additional motors overall output should be around 700 HP. We’re still waiting for the official figures which are supposed to be released by the end of 2016.
You may agree with us that the amount of power Type R is going to produce is astounding, however, they are even planning to increase the power. This is just an idea and we might not see it with 2017 model. There is a possibility to implement larger battery pack or even to revise the turbocharging system. One way or another Type R will have much more torque and horsepower. Transmission and driving system are still being kept off the record, but there are high hopes Acura will give us few options to choose from. Estimated 0-60 mph acceleration is 3.3 seconds while it’s believed that it will be able to develop approximately 200 mph. All in all, even with the present engine and motors it is much faster than the regular model.
As you see we managed to find some pictures of the Acura NSX Type R, but we are unsure at this moment whether they are definite or not. The exterior should look different than the first generation. Since the engine can produce so much power it’s possible that extra intakes will be added. The front fascia is going to be redesigned and is coming with slender headlights. Type R is a sports car and thus it’ll have a traditional sporty exterior.
Interior features will be significantly different than the regular NSX. Acura NSX Type R is going to have fewer features, but there will be an air-conditioning system. Among other features, there are audio and navigation system. It is believed that special focus will be on noise reduction. We need to wait and see what color options are going to be available for both interior and exterior. There are still lots of details to be released about new Type R thus we ask you for your patience.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
2017 Acura NSX Type R is not for those who are on a tight budget. Experts assume it is going to cost around $185,000 and will come to the market in the first quarter of 2017.