A limited run Honda NSX Type S has been teased by the Japanese manufacturer as a swansong for the hybrid supercar that was revealed in 2015. Bearing the iconic Type S moniker, Honda confirms that a number of tweaks have been made to a product that is seen by some as the progenitor of a type of supercar thought to be the future of the segment.
Six years since its launch, the second generation of this model enters its final year of production as of 2022. Signifying this run within the US market will be 300 limited run Honda NSX Type S units sold under the Acura brand; Honda’s luxury division in the United States. This is the first time that an NSX Type S has been sold outside of Japan, with the remaining 50 cars of the 350 unit limited run being distributed to the rest of the world.
The limited run Honda NSX Type S will be powered by an enhanced version of the current twin-turbocharged 3,5-litre V6 and triple Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system which, in standard trim, boasts 373 kW and 550 N.m of torque from its internal combustion motor, as well as an additional 54 kW and 95 N.m from its three electric motors. This comes to a total system output of 427 kW and 645 N.m, which is good for a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint of just 2,7 seconds.
When the limited run Honda NSX Type S debuts later this month, we’ll have full power and performance details. Manufacturing is set to take place at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio.
Sadly, it’s not likely that we will be seeing any NSX Type S examples in South Africa, with no plans for Honda SA to bring any in. This is hardly surprising when total global sales to date since launch in 2015 have been just over 2 500 units. Factor in an estimated R3,5 million price tag and one can almost imagine what local uptake would be.