As we know, the second-gen of NSX model has introduced back two years ago. However, develop of model started in 2007, it took them 8 years to complete. The most recent model will be a powerful supercar and we can expect hybrid drivetrain as well. The chief engineer of Acura officially announced Type R variant of NSX model, and our assumption is that we can expect its arrival sometime in the second half of 2017. 2017 Acura NSX Type R will be tuned version of standard NSX model with the stronger engine. There is no official photo of this model, but based on the last rumors and speculations, we have some rendering photos. According to them and according to some official info as well as some reliable rumors, we will try to present you this vehicle as best as we can.
2017 Acura NSX Type R Exterior design
What can you see at the first glance from the rendering photos? If you wonder what we can see, the answer is power. Yes, this model is definitely very powerful, and we can definitely notice that from the first look at the exterior. This 2017 NSX Type R will have a lot of similarities with the standard NSX from the outside. However, we can expect some redesigns as well. It is definitely more aggressive, but that is so normal considering the fact that this is Type R. The front fascia will be especially nice and it will provide a high dose of aggressiveness. Just one look at the front side and you can see how powerful this model is. Also, on the front side, this model will feature a row of LED headlamps.
The rest of the lighting will also use updated LED technology. The headlights are so tiny. The grille will be also good looking, and we can expect Acura logo above it. There is no official information about the wheels, but some speculations suggest that besides aluminum wheels, we can also expect wheels that will be made using only carbon fiber. If that is true, that is excellent news for overall performance, considering the fact that the carbon fiber is very light material. The 2017 Acura NSX Type R chassis should be also made from a combination of aluminum and carbon fiber. Some of the other exterior features of the recently developed model will include mirror caps, splitter, side skirts as well as a rear diffuser with contrasting colors.
Acura NSX Type R 2017 Interior design
From the inside, the newly model will have a lot of lightweight materials, in order to reduce the total weight and to improve speed. As you probably already know, this model will be a two-seater, and both seats will be most likely Recaro seats. The leather upholstery will be standard for the seats. The steering wheel of this model will be certainly flat-bottomed steering wheel with a lot of buttons and most likely with a gearbox shifter. The seats are also made from carbon fiber and just that fact shows you how engineers of this model get paid to the details. We know that basic NSX model has climate control, and this one should have it. However, a lot of other features will be deleted from the regular model.
Engine and Performance
Under the hood, this model will use the same engine as the standard version. That means that we can expect a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine that will have direct injection. As we know, the standard model has 573 horsepower and torque of 623 pf-ft. This one, on the other hand, will have 500 horses and 406 pound-feet just from the V-6 engine, while the 123 horses will come from the three electric motors. That means that the upgraded engine for the R-Type will have a max power output close to the 700 horsepower, which is phenomenal. New Acura NSX Type R 2017 will most likely use the same transmission system and the word is the 9-speed automatic transmission system. Also, the power will be routed to all wheels. When it comes to fuel economy rate, we don’t have official data about that.
Price and Release date
This model will arrive sometime next year. The exact date is not yet announced but we assume that will hit the market in the second half of the year. When it comes to prices, the newly NSX Type R will have a starting price of around $200.000, which is almost $45.000 more than the standard variant.
New 2017 Acura NSX Type R photos