Monterey Car Week witnessed the debut of the 2022 Acura NSX Type S. This new variant offers more power, better handling, and lighter aero. The NSX Type S is a farewell with a smile as the second-gen reaches the end of its production run. Only 350 NSX Type S models will be built, with 300 destined for U.S. customers. The 350 few who have the opportunity to order a 2022 Acura NSX Type S will get a series of unique features, bespoke options, and high-performance equipment to flex.
Spotting a Type S from a crowd of NSXs will be easy thanks to its sharpened front and rear styling, dressed in Gloss Berlina Black accents. Carbon fiber plays a big part in the 2022 Acura NSX Type S. It features a GT3-inspired rear diffuser made from carbon fiber. In addition, the roof, front lower spoiler, side sills, and rear deck-lid spoiler are also carbon fiber. Those looking to save more weight can option the Lightweight Package, which sheds nearly 60 pounds by adding a high-gloss carbon-fiber engine cover, interior accents, and carbon-ceramic brakes.
The standard 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, and three-motor hybrid system in the Acura NSX offers a substantial power boost making it the most powerful and quickest model yet with 600-hp and 492 lb.-ft of torque. Upgrades include using turbochargers shared with the GT3 EVO race car, upgrading the battery capacity by 20 percent, and increasing battery output by 10 percent. The task of sending 600-hp to the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system is Acura’s nine-speed DCT automatic with the new Rapid Downshift Mode.
The NSX Type S unique five-spoke wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires specifically for this model. Inside the 2022 Acura NSX Type S is a cockpit dressed in embroidered “Type S” logos on the glove box and headrests. In addition, the Alcantara headliner offers a luxurious touch because this is an Acura, not a Honda. Lastly, buyers can option their new 2022 Acura NSX Type S in Gotham Gray matte finish. The NSX Type S is available in ten different colors. However, Gotham Gray is limited to only 70 out of the 350 production models. We assume that part of the reason for this is because Gotham Gray requires a five-layer process that involves painting each panel before assembling the car. The second-gen Acura NSX is coming to an end, but the Type S is here to end on a high note.