The 2022 Acura NSX Type S is hand-built by master technicians at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) with a limited production of 350 units globally, the new NSX embodies the pinnacle of dynamic driving worthy of the Type S badge. While continuing to honor its lineage with meticulous engineering and striking design, the NSX Type S pushes the boundaries of possibility with more power and more sound for a more adrenaline-fueled drive.

ENGINE AND IMPLEMENTATION

Feel the unbridled intensity of twin turbochargers from the GT3 Evo and Sport Hybrid electric motors unleashing 600-HP* as you accelerate. The 2022 Acura NSX Type S is already breaking its own records, shaving 2 seconds off of its circuit time around the infamous Suzuka racetrack. The highest-performing production NSX ever features 600-HP* for your most electrifying drive yet. With race-spec twin turbos that integrate feeling with sound, you’ll hear the NSX Type S long before you see it.

ENERGY AND REAL WORLD-MPG

An EPA rating of 21 mpg in the city beats the Audi R8 V-10 by a whopping 7 mpg. The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S matches the NSX’s 21-mpg rating in the city and beats the NSX on the highway with a 28-mpg rating; the 2022 Acura NSX Type S is rated for 22 mpg highway. In our real-world highway fuel-economy test, the NSX delivered a decent 23 mpg, beating its EPA rating slightly but falling behind its non-hybrid rivals. For more information about the NSX’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH

But its cabin doesn’t have the premium feel and luxurious amenities one expects from an Acura, let alone one that is meant to compete with the best from England and Germany. Our test car featured the optional leather-and-faux-suede seats, faux-suede headliner, and carbon-fiber-trimmed steering wheel. The bright red leather appealed to the younger among our staff, but some found it garish and juvenile. While the seats are comfortable, we’d prefer more thigh support, and enthusiastic drivers will likely desire more side bolstering as well. For something marketed as the everyday supercar, the NSX’s interior storage cubbies aren’t especially commodious. Its trunk is located right behind the engine, which might be problematic for hauling home your Häagen-Dazs. Plus, we managed to fit just one of our carry-on suitcases inside the tiny trunk.

IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS

A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated navigation comes standard and is hooked up to an ELS Studio nine-speaker stereo. As with some other interior parts, the touchscreen system is taken from lesser Acuras and Hondas, and the same complaints we have about them apply here, too. The system’s interface already looks outdated, and we found the menu setup to be unintuitive. To make matters worse, its lack of redundant buttons and the unwieldy touch-sensitive volume slider, which makes precise adjustments difficult, add an extra layer of complexity.

PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS

The 2022 Acura NSX Type S‘s lack of driver-assistance features might pose a concern for safety-minded consumers but a comprehensive standard airbag system provides an acceptable level of protection. For more information about the NSX’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

PHOTOS

2022 Acura NSX Type S
2022 Acura NSX Type S

2022 Acura NSX Type S

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

2022 Acura NSX Type S
Vehicle Type: mid-engine, front- and mid-motor, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

PRICE
Base/As Tested: $171,495/$192,495
Options: Lightweight package (carbon-ceramic brake system, carbon-fiber engine cover, carbon-fiber interior), $13,000; Gotham Gray Matte Metallic paint, $6000; performance wheels in Berlina Black, $1500; ELS Studio stereo system, $500

POWERTRAIN
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.5-liter V-6, 520 hp, 443 lb-ft; 2 AC front motors, 36 hp and 54 lb-ft each; AC rear motor, 47 hp and 109 lb-ft (combined output: 600 hp, 492 lb-ft)
Transmissions, F/R: direct-drive/9-speed dual-clutch automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 15.0-in vented, cross-drill carbon-ceramic disc/14.2-in vented, cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4
F: 245/35ZR-19 (93Y) HO
R: 305/35ZR-20 (103Y HO

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 103.5 in
Length: 178.5 in
Width: 76.3 in
Height: 47.8 in
Passenger Volume: 55 ft3
Cargo Volume: 4 ft3
Curb Weight: 3898 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 2.9 sec
100 mph: 6.7 sec
1/4-Mile: 11.0 sec @ 126 mph
130 mph: 11.8 sec
150 mph: 17.3 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.2 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 3.6 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.3 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 2.5 sec
Top Speed (mfr’s claim): 191 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 155 ft
Braking, 100–0 mph: 304 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.99 g

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/Highway: 21/21/22 mpg

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