2021 Acura NSX Type R Is Finally Coming Next Year

The new generation 2021 Acura NSX will deliver more features than before, and it will provide a great driving experience. From plenty of gossips, we could finally see the high-performance model 2021 Acura NSX Type R alongside the NSX model.

Interestingly, if we can trust the motor1 website, the upcoming Type R will feature a more aggressive body styling and the upgraded twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine. The report also indicates that a long-awaited NSX Type R might be available in October 2021.

2021 Acura NSX Type R hood

2021 Acura NSX Type R Styling

The upcoming 2021 Acura NSX Type R will feature more sporty styling than the original one. Some of the renderings are available, revealing large portions of carbon fiber to the existing design. Generally, Acura will make this model more sporty with improved aerodynamics. Besides that, fans can expect some chassis tweaks for better handling and much better brakes.

However, many of us are probably hoping for drastic changes, but we think that the final version will not differ too much from the original one. This model is still speculation at this point, but it would be interesting to see the NSX model with Type R treatment. The current NSX is a model recognized by its standard equipment like LED headlights, magnetorheological adaptive dampers, and 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels.

Interior Rumors

In terms of design inside, the Acura NSX Type R will, for sure, feature a more upscale cabin than the original NSX. Generally, the layout will probably remain the same, and we are hoping that Acura will introduce more techs. The second-gen NSX that is debuted in 2017 introduced some minor refreshments inside.

It features dual-zone automatic climate control, leather and simulated suede upholstery, power-adjustable seats with heating, a 7-inch touchscreen, navigation system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity. The standard package also includes a nine-speaker premium ELS sound system with satellite radio and two USB inputs.

2021 Acura NSX Type R engine

2021 Acura NSX Type R Powertrain Specs

The long-awaited 2021 Acura NSX Type R is the high-performance model that will use an upgraded engine from the regular model. According to speculations, Type R will use a modified twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine with two electric motors.

From what we heard, Acura NSX Type R will most likely deliver around 650 horsepower, which is a healthy bump of 77 hp over the standard NSX that has an output of 573 hp. Torque also increases over the current 476 pound-feet (645 Newton-meters). With this engine, the Japanese NSX Type-R will most likely run from 0-60 mph under 2.5 seconds. However, as for the transmission, we think that the manufacturer will use the existing 9-speed dual-clutch.

2021 Acura NSX Type R rear

Release Date and Price

The latest report alleges that a long-awaited Acura NSX Type R will be scheduled for October 2021. The situation with Covid-19 is not settling down, which is probably the main reason for that move. Overall, the high-performance model will come with a more aggressive body, featuring some improved aerodynamics compared to the regular model.

Pricing is not yet official, but we think that it will league up with the European sports models Audi R8 V10 Plus starting at $180,900, Aston Martin DB11 at $214,820, or Ferrari 488 GTB 661 hp at $245,000. Just for comparison, the original NSX version starts at $158,000.

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