2017 Acura NSX Expected To Receive Type R And Roadster Versions

The brand new Acura NSX is expected to receive a number of variants, potentially including both Type R and Roadster models.

While the NSX is underpinned by a bespoke platform, the car’s chief engineering, Jason Bilotta, revealed to Car Advice that the architecture has been designed to suit more than one version.

“You know, I have designed this platform to be able to accommodate different variants on it and use it as a [scalable] platform.

“So, while we can’t speculate about what will happen in the future, there is the ability to make some variants or derivatives, so hopefully – depending on the market response – we will be able to provide that,” Bilotta confirmed.

Logically, the most likely variants would be an even more performance-oriented one, potentially adorned with the fabled Type R badge, as well as a drop-top.

Of course, these models will only be launched if demand is strong enough for the standard car and if Acura can drum up enough interest in other versions.


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  • Craig

    Share some of technology with a new and improved RLX. Start with that twin-turbo V6 and go from there.

  • drc

    The styling on the new NSX has all the signs of someone (Michelle Christensen) trying too hard to make it look cool. The grille alone evokes the face of The Joker from Batman and lacks unity in its form. To see a similar car done right, look no further than the Lambo Huracan. I’m the target market for this car, and I wouldn’t buy it.

    • Dexterbarnes+MinoreeTee =GAYYY

      Agreed. It’s tacky and overdone. Did I mention slow? Well at least for my taste.

  • What about an off road version, like that off road 350Z?

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