2017 Acura NSX Type R

After releasing the second generation of NSX, Acura continue development of this vehicle to provide best performance and output for all enthusiasts. Because of that, new lineup was prepared and released, with 2017 Acura NSX Type R. Most of all after other companies stepped into these tuned sport class. Japanese car maker is always trying to keep the pace with leaders in every segment, and result of this effort is new Type R car.

2017 Acura NSX Type R front view

2017 Acura NSX Type R engine

First of all, second generation vehicle got a new engine, and so it is with 2017 Acura NSX Type R. Under the hood of this sport car is directly-injected V6 with twin-turbocharged, which is used by base Acura NSX. Nevertheless, there are three more electric motors, providing even more torque to all wheels. Result is massive output, 573 hp and 623 lb-ft of torque. Base, petrol engine is providing 500 horses and 406 lb-ft of torque, while the rest of it come from electric batteries. If regular model is so powerful, we can imagine Type R going over 700 hp. For some sources, a 3.5-l V6 was mentioned. But we doubt this engine could be installed into 2017 NSX Type R, because it can’t develop enough power planned for sport car.

2017 Acura NSX Type R rear view

2017 Acura NSX Type R redesign

Current generation of the NSX sport car was released in 2015 and there were many major updates all over the vehicle. We believe that regular car will come without big changes, while 2017 Acura NSX Type R is getting sport tuning. Fans are hope for coming back Championship White color. Splitters, rear wings and lighter wheels are very probable for this edition. Nevertheless, sport vehicle is expected with larger air intakes for better cooling. Inside, sport seats are certain to replace these from standard model. Other features also unnecessarily here are also removed, such as navigation and premium audio system. Changing this, and other features, we getting make new Type R of NSX lighter.

2017 Acura NSX Type R interior

2017 Acura NSX Type R release date and price

This premium sport car is expected early next year, and its price could be very near to $200.000. There are more expensive cars in this class, but main rivals of the 2017 Acura NSX Type R are Nissan GT-R R36 Nismo and Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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