Honda Is Talking About An NSX Type R

Honda admits that it is talking about a potent Type R version of the hybrid NSX supercar.

When asked by Motoring about the company’s desire for an NSX Type R, vice president and general manager of Acura in the U.S., Jon Ikeda, said that the marque is interested in such a project.

“Performance is what we’re after and the NSX sets the table for us. Whether we’re doing coupes or SUVs, it’s going to be a performance car.

“I’m a car guy, so always faster performance vehicles … yeah we like that, we talk about it,” Ikeda said.

Any possible NSX Type R won’t come cheap

PR manager for Acura in the U.S., Matt Sloustcher also chimed in but said there are no current plans for such a model.

“We’ll see … anything can happen. There’s always proposals,” he said before adding that those looking for a go-faster NSX can always buy the GT3 race car.

While Honda is remaining tight-lipped about a new NSX Type R, creating one wouldn’t be too difficult for the firm. For starters, output from the twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors would need to be boosted to over 600 hp. Additionally, engineers would likely have to find a way to lower the supercar’s overall weight and ensure that it is even faster than the current model.

However, it is important to mention that the current NSX isn’t selling like hot-cakes. In fact, less than 600 were sold throughout the United States last year, making it a very rare car indeed. If an even more expensive Type R variant is to be offered, sales of it will also be relatively low.

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  • LWOAP

    If it happens, they should drop some weight and add more power to it. Oh, and don’t make it ugly like the Civic Type R.

    • Honda NSX-R

      RT

      • LWOAP

        Your son finally going to ditch the hybrid crap?

        • Honda NSX-R

          I doubt it

          • LWOAP

            Why won’t he be reasonable?

          • Honda NSX-R

            He was unreasonable since the day he was born.

  • GobbleUp

    They are now selling new inventory at $125kusd. Huge discount and not worth it at that.

    • DLu

      Are you sure you’re not looking at used?

    • Vinny

      Used. Find me a brand new 2018 for that price and I’ll give you money. 😉

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Remove the batteries

    Thanks, everyone.

    P.S. The V6 needs to make more power on its own, anyway.

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on, and make an entirely new car, wait, better idea, just reproduce the first generation, problem solved.

    • I wish those rumor about the non hybrid NSX were true, but product planning wise, it can ruined the whole line up and image.

  • botornot387

    This car was DOA. It had a dated design, its too expensive, and the performance isn’t their. It didn’t light the world on fire and a type R wouldn’t rectify that, especially considering the current price point. knowing Honda/Acura, they will ruin the already dated styling anyways.

    • Vinny

      That’s why Honda shouldn’t have let the Americans eff it up.

      • botornot387

        i don’t really know that honda would have done much better based on their current offerings.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Hey! Don’t put this on US!

  • Vinny

    I’d much rather have the NSX than R8 and 911 Turbo (S) for similar money. It’s much sexier and more exotic-looking than the other 2.

    • Honda NSX-R

      I personally wouldn’t choose a 2nd gen R8 V10 over the new NSX but I would probably choose it over a new 911 unless it’s the 991.2 GT3/GT3 RS.

  • Vinny

    The Americans focked up the NSX.

    • Honda NSX-R

      Damn Americans made my son too fat!

  • Bob

    As I fondly remember the days when Honda made more exciting cars than Toyota…

  • Honda NSX-R

    I have a doubt that they’ll do an NSX-R, but it’d be cool

  • “he said before adding that those looking for a go-faster NSX can always buy the GT3 race car.”

    What kind of logic is this?

  • Vassilis

    Yes please!

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