It’s been four years since the debut of the new-gen Acura NSX at the Detroit Motor Show. The fans worldwide were thrilled by the performance and the efficiency of the NSX supercar. Now, the 2020 Acura NSX Type R will try to repeat the same result as its predecessor.
According to our sources, the new model will bring an impressive amount of power. Some automotive experts claim that the total output will go over 650 hp. On top of that, the Japanese carmaker will improve the bodywork and aerodynamics of the vehicle as well.
The exterior of Type R will share many things in common with the standard version, and the NSX-GT racecar. The precise starting price of the new model is still unknown, but it will probably come very close to the $200K mark.
2020 Acura NSX Type R News
In a recent couple of months, there have been numerous reports regarding the 2020 Acura NSX Type R. The main point of reference is based on the concepts we have seen on the web or some unofficial reviews. However, now we have something more reliable, from a high-ranked source.
According to reports, the company is already working on an improved version of the electric NSX Type R. The upcoming model will be revealed by the end of the month. The performance-oriented supercar will deliver an impressive amount of power, probably over 650 hp. So, with the improvements, the engine will be able to produce an additional 77hp. But, the torque is still unknown. The reports claim that it will go over the current 476 lb-ft.
The design language of the upcoming 2020 Acura NSX Type R will share many things in common with the standard version. Type R will bring an excellent balance between the visually appealing exterior and efficiency. Moreover, the low stance, crisp gloss-black trim, and body-colored grille garnish are definitely the main focal points of this striking appearance.
The style is bold and creative, with beautiful curves and flared wheel arches. In the same manner, the steel-and-aluminum body allows airflow and helps with highspeed stability. Also, numerous radiators and cooling features intelligently installed into the design help to components cool all the time. To sum up, NSX delivers an opulent color palette as well.
The fresh Indy Yellow Pearl upgrades the standard color options, in company with Thermal Orange, Source Silver, and Casino White Pearl. The base paints are White, Curva Red, and the Berlina Black. Moreover, customers may choose an additional color package. The available colors are Two Andaro paint, Valencia Red Pearl, and Nouvelle Ble Pear, ad they add an extra $6,000 to the price.
As we mentioned earlier, the forthcoming 2020 Acura NSX Type R will deliver amazing amount of power. The possible solution is to upgrade the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 powertrain. The other option is to mess with three electric motors. In addition, the ICE engine and the electric motor will get some minor tweaks to extract more power.
We assume that the company will use the SH-AWD setup. If the Type R gets two front electric motors, that leaves the 47 hp mill and the V6 engine to make up the difference to expected 650 hp. The standard transmission is a 6-speed sequential gearcase, as a replacement for the 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The arriving model will include a stiffer suspension and larger ceramic carbon brakes, to fit with the more powerful output. Also, the bodywork will go through some minor redesign. As a result, the vehicle should get better aerodynamics. Equally, the front splitter and rear wing are borrowed from the NSX-GT model, to enhance the overall design.
2020 Acura NSX Type R Release Date and Price
The standard version of Acura NSX comes with a starting price of $157,500. At the moment, this is the most expensive car built in the States. But, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is more expensive. The German full-size luxury SUV comes with an of $200,000.
However, market experts predict that the 2020 Acura Type R will close very close to the $200K mark. The Acura’s supercar will be presented at the Tokyo Motor Show.