Production of the Acura NSX Type S is now underway at Honda's Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville. Ohio. The limited-edition model marks the final year of NSX production.
Acura unveiled the NSX Type S supercar during the 2021 Monterey Car Week and will only build 350 of them. All of which are spoken for - having been reserved quickly when order books opened last August. The 600-horsepower Type S is equipped with Acura's most powerful production drivetrain ever.
“Today [January 20] is an exciting day for PMC and Acura as we begin shipping the highly-desired NSX Type S supercar,” said PMC Division Lead Gail May. "Every associate here is committed to ensuring that each Type S we build, from VIN#001 all the way up to VIN#350, will be as perfect as the first second-generation NSX this team built in 2016."
The first two NSX Type S models built at the PMC were painted in the facility’s exclusive Gotham Gray matte paint finish. This matte-metallic finish requires new handling and shipping techniques at the PMC to ensure it is fully protected during transport to Acura dealers. This includes a new protective film applied to the car, and a new thicker and softer body covering for transportation. In addition, special training is being provided to Acura dealers to pass along instructions for proper care to owners.
The Acura NSX Type S is also distinguished by more aggressive front and rear styling and rides on unique 5-spoke wheels, stickier Pirelli P-Zero tires. It's also equipped with a retuned Adaptive Damper System, Type S decals and a standard carbon fiber roof.
Under its available carbon fiber engine cover is Acura’s most powerful production drivetrain ever: an updated version of the supercar’s twin-turbocharged V6 and three-motor hybrid system that produces 600-horsepower and 492 lb.-ft. of torque. The NSX engine is hand-assembled in a specialized facility within the Anna Engine Plant in Ohio.
Acura says its 9-speed DCT and torque-vectoring Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) also are retuned to maximize performance.
An available Lightweight Package includes Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Carbon Fiber Engine Cover and Carbon Fiber interior package, reducing total curb weight by nearly 58 pounds.
Acura says PMC will finish production of the limited-run supercar this year.
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