Acura’s high performance car, the current-gen NSX, was teased to Acura fans for a prolonged period of time before it officially appeared in public. Despite a plethora of spy photos and Acura teasers the car was Japan’s worst-kept secret in the auto industry.
Despite the slow burn foreplay that accompanied the 2019 NSX, it seems as if Acura is much quicker in bringing information regarding the Type R NSX to performance car enthusiasts. According to reports first reported from Forbes, Acura will be tuning the mid-engine up to an impressive 650 horsepower, 77 more than the NSX. It’s likely that weight will be reduced from the current trim models as well to increase performance.
At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show in October, Honda, or should we say Acura, has a piping hot surprise in store. Three years since it launched the brand’s signature NSX supercar, Acura will finally add its high performance Type R variant to the lineup, so says a source close to the Japanese brand.
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Acura’s halo car, the current-gen NSX, had an enormously long gestation period before it officially appeared in public. With scads of spy photos and company teaser pics, the car was Japan’s worst-kept secret since TEPCO tried to keep all hands in the dark about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Here is the lightly refreshed 2019 Acura NSX. Fresh from the factory with a cleaner front fascia update and updated chassis. Still running the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 with hybrid setup pumping out 573 HP mated to a 9 speed DCT gearbox. Will the change persuade more buyers to come to the showrooms with money in hand?
Acura looks set to introduce a faster, more powerful version of its NSX later this year. The automaker will launch an oft-rumored NSX Type R during October’s 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Forbes reported on Tuesday. Fans of the original NSX will recall that a Type R version was launched in 1992, two years after the debut of the regular car.