You snooze, you lose.
And just like that, it's gone. The 2022 Acura NSX Type S, limited to just 350 examples globally of which 300 are slated for the US, is officially sold out for the American market. Those still considering placing an order should have done so earlier. Those who did will receive their highly prized hybrid supercar sometime next year. Motor1 confirmed with the luxury automaker that it only took hours for all 300 examples to find owners. There's currently a waiting list of more than 100 people.
Unfortunately for them, they shouldn't get their hopes up as we doubt few, if any, reservation holders will change their minds. They already placed deposits. The upcoming model year will also be the second-generation NSX's last. That's the sad news.
The more upbeat news is that a third-gen NSX is very likely in the not-too-distant future. And yes, it will be all-electric. The Type S carries a starting price tag of $169,500. Opting for the lightweight package increases that amount by $13,000. Last month, the first Type S sold for $1.1 million at auction. It was purchased by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, who's also the owner of the first 2017 NSX to roll off the assembly line as Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.
Like the standard NSX, the Type S comes powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 hybrid engine rated at upwards of 600 horsepower and 492 lb-ft of torque.
That's an increase of 27 hp and 16 lb-ft over the base version. Engineers increased output thanks to swapping in new turbochargers derived from the NSX Evo race car. Battery capacity was also improved. A rear-mounted electric motor is complemented by two electric motors located at the front axle provides the all-wheel drive setup. The nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox has also been enhanced with 50 percent faster upshifts and a new downshift mode.
We have no doubt the NSX Type S will be an incredible driving machine and highly sought-after collectible. We have zero doubt a few will pop up for sale in the years ahead with considerably higher price tags.
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