Acura NSX Type R Rumored to Make 600 HP

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

With all the hype surrounding the Civic Type R, don’t be surprised if Honda unleashes an Acura NSX Type R too.

The production 2016 NSX made its debut at this year’s Detroit Auto Show and Acura confirmed it will have over 550 hp, though exact specifications haven’t been revealed.

Now, rumor has it that the company is working on a hotter NSX Type R that will have at least 600 hp and will arrive showrooms by 2018. The new NSX is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and incorporates a unique hybrid system and a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. An electric motor is located at the rear of the vehicle, while two independently-operating electric motors are positioned at each side in the front.

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Along with extra performance from its engine, expect the NSX Type R to go on a diet thanks to carbon fiber aero parts, helping bring the total weight down to around 3,415 lbs. Combined with its suspension and brake upgrades, the NSX Type R will compete with some of the world’s finest exotics from the Audi R8 to the Ferrari 488 GTB.

[Source: Motoring]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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