Only 30 units of the new car will be sold in its home market.
Across its lineup, the Type S moniker is returning to Acura. The TLX Type S is a genuinely capable alternative to the BMW 3 Series, while an Integra Type S appears to be on the way. But right at the top of the Acura lineup is its halo car, the hybrid NSX. To bid farewell to the second-generation NSX, Acura revealed the more powerful NSX Type S, of which only 350 examples will be manufactured. A mere 30 of these units will be dedicated to the Japanese market, where the NSX is badged as a Honda, and Japanese fans will have to cough up a massive sum to buy one.
According to a release from Honda Japan, the NSX Type S will cost 27,940,000 yen in Japan, including a 10% consumption tax. That's equivalent to around $254,400 at current rates. That's nearly $100,000 more than the NSX Type S will cost in the US, where it has a price tag of $169,500 or $182,500 when the Lightweight Package is included. Earlier in August, the first 2022 Acura NSX Type S sold at auction for $1.1 million. All proceeds from that sale will go to charitable causes, however, making it much easier to stomach. It follows a common trend of VIN #001 of several high-profile sports cars selling for amounts far above their regular asking price.
The regular NSX may not have received the same adoration as the original but it's always been an exceptionally capable supercar. The NSX Type S turns up the heat with outputs that have increased to 600 horsepower and 492 lb-ft of torque. That's 27 hp and 16 lb-ft more than in the regular model. As before, power is provided by the combination of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors. While customers in the NSX's domestic market will have to pay a lot more for the privilege of owning the new NSX Type S, we're certain that Honda won't struggle to sell every example it makes.