Finally, the new details about 2017 Acura NSX Type R has unveiled. After a decade-long hiatus, Acura NSX comes back. A nameplate which propelled Honda into its current heights is more than welcome addition, but it doesn’t come alone. Already, we know that next few years will bring us reinforced, performance-edition models of iconic sports coupe.
2017 Acura NSX Type R will not only perform better, but offer some unique details which will distinguish it as a standalone model.
The Engine range – specs
Powetrain should largely remain the same as in regular models. Mind, however, that we still don’t have base model’s exact specifications. However, info that’s been there is quite enough to make some, hopefully, accurate assumptions. Like its conventional sibling (which is everything but conventional), NSX Type R will combine twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with no less than three electric motors, pushing the final net output over 600 ponies.
Together with 9-speed automatic transmission and uninterrupted all-wheel drive, 2017 Acura NSX Type R will be one of the best-handling supercars out there.
New Design – Inside and Outside look
You can easily expect plenty of design tweaks when it comes to special, performance edition of a true performance-oriented car. Apart from different and more detailed under the hood elements, NSX will get plenty of decorative chassis changes as well. Slightly different, carbon-enriched frontal mask will still feature the same thin headlamps, but hood will get larger air intakes.
This probably goes for profile space behind the fenders too, while rear end shouldn’t feature anything that frontal fascia doesn’t (apart from spoiler). Add to that special paint with red details all over, and you’ll get yourself a true Type R car.
Interior is bound to remain basically unchanged compared to regular NSX’s, but red stitches across leather seats and dashboard will again make an appearance. Expect touch screen display to reflect these changes in its own way, by giving away its reddish hue. Carbon fiber accents are another likely possibility and they would have to fit with something other than red leather inserts, present in base models. Feature list, on the other hand, shouldn’t be any different.
There’s still plenty of time before it arrives, but 2017 Acura NSX Type R should offer all modern convenience features that supercars do these days. However, don’t expect plenty of advanced safety systems as roadsters aren’t meant to be driven like family sedans. They will offer special brake calipers and all mandatory systems, though.
2017 Acura NSX Type R Price and MPG
It comes without saying, but no one really cares about NSX’s fuel efficiency. Still, a hybrid supercar won’t offer bottom feeding figures, that’s for sure. Its price tag won’t be bottom feeding either. If regular models manage to keep their price tag below $150,000, Type R will certainly keep its below $200,000. Split the difference, and you’ll get the likely figures.
The biggest competitors are: 2018 Nissan GTR Nismo R36 and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
2017 Acura NSX Type R won’t be that different than its conventional sibling, but should give you some of that custom edge which Honda manages to conjure up with every given Type R model. Apart from a little bit more power, bigger price tag and some custom interior and exterior details, Type R won’t offer anything that you can’t get in base models. Still, it’s up to you to decide if these custom upgrades are worth it.