After the carmaker introduced the second-generation NSX supercar in 2015, Honda’s appetites became larger. The Japanese automaker wants more sports model in the premium segment, which leads us to the latest rumors. According to the latest speculations, there is the firs-ever 2018 Acura NSX Type R on the way. The manufacturer will allegedly introduce the concept model during the next year, while the production model could arrive in early 2018.
2018 Acura NSX Type R: Engine Specs
The future Type R supercar may get pretty similar powertrain as the regular NSX. However, it’s expected to get more power, especially after Ford introduced its own GT vehicle. At the moment, the NSX uses a twin-turbocharged V-6 and three electric motors. The hybrid drivetrain delivers a whopping output of 573 horsepower and 623 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2018 Acura NSX Type R should get at least 700 ponies strong setup, which isn’t easy at all. The 3.5-liter unit currently produces 500 hp, and this is the limit, but Honda’s engineering team thinks of revising the turbocharging system, which will push the engine for at least 50 additional horses.
Exterior and Interior
We don’t have to be seers to figure out how it will look like the 2018 NSX Type R. The super-supercar will definitely use the existing bodywork with several styling tweaks here and there. Of course, the rear end will sport a typical Type R wing, while the front fascia could get some additional splitters and redesigned headlights. The carmaker could increase air intakes to improve cooling, while the track might be a bit wider. In any case, the vehicle will be very aerodynamic and sharp. As for the interior, the 2018 Acura NSX Type R may get more standard features. The current NSX is pretty handsome inside, but the standard model seems a bit poorer than we expected it would be.
Price and Arrival
We are pretty sure that the 2018 Acura NSX Type R won’t be as expensive as the biggest rivals. Still, it will cost more from the regular NSX that currently starts at $156,000. Let’s say the Type R supercar might be priced at $180,000. As we said, the amazing vehicle will make the official debut in early 2018, possibly at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.