The 2016 Acura NSX was a little outshined by the 2017 Ford GT at the 2015 North America International Auto Show, but this company decided to try to change the course to its own benefit by presenting the 2017 Acura NSX Type R. This model should come in late 2016 or early 2017. It will probably give a hard headache to the engineers in charge of the Nissan GT-R R36, because this model is also currently in development stage and the plan was to arrive before the 2017 Acura NSX Type R.
Most numbers are still unknown, but with drivetrain like this, it should provide one hell of a ride.
The new 2017 Acura NSX Type R will probably come with a massive weight reduction, so as a result, the many of the features in the cockpit must suffer. The exterior design will be slightly restyled. The model will also come with improved hybrid technology and blistering performance figures.
2017 Acura NSX Type R Exterior Design
Exterior wise, since the regular NSX has already been revealed, the look of this model shouldn’t exactly be a big surpise. Although, mentioning specific details can always bring a lot of speculations.
This model is expected to be seen with a slightly restyled front end. The model will also have some added splitters and a rear wing. There will be redesigned and lighter wheels and wider track. Since this model will come with twin-turbocharged V-6 it can even get some extra air intakes to provide better cooling.
The original Type R solved its weight problem with its aggressive weight-reduction program, mainly through no-frills cockpit. It can be expected that the 2017 NSX Type R will do the same thing. This time the climate control will probably be kept, while some non-essential features get deleted instead from the regular model.
To reduce weight through the cockpit, this model will probably have a pair of slimmer bucket seats, which will be made from carbon fiber and little to no carpeting at all. The model will probably not have a satellite navigation and an audio system. In lack of all of these features, the new Acura will lose a lot of weight.
2017 Acura NSX Type R Engine
Under the hood of the 2017 Acura NSX Type R will probably be a twin-turbocharged V-6 with direct injection combined with three electric motors. This model will use all-wheel drive format, and it will have a lot of instantly available torque.
The Acura will use an all-new, nine speed, dual-clutch transmission paired with the internal-combustion engine. It will send the power to the rear wheels, while two of the electric motors will be used for the front wheels only. The NSX Type R should have total power output of more than 550 ponies. How great is that!
There is the possibility that this model may not have two electric motors in the front for more weight reduction, making this model more track-focused and only with the rear-wheel drive.
The price of the 2017 Acura NSX Type R is still unknown, but it can be assumed that this model will keep its starting price under 200.000 dollars, so it should be more affordable than some of its Italian rivals, for example Lamborghini and Ferrari. The main rivals to this model are: the 2018 Nissan GT-R R36 NISMO and 2016 Porche 911 GT3 RS. The problem about this model is that it is not cheap enough, considering that it is still an average Joe. However, the good things about the 2017 Acura NSX Type R are high torque numbers, blistering performance figures and massive weight reduction.