2020 Acura NSX Type R Upgrades, Release Date

One of the most attractive Acura vehicles out on streets is NSX. It is one of the favorites to get a special Type R package soon. Although some speculations announced it for 2019, it will come in the following year. The 2020 Acura NSX Type R is ready to conquer the market with a drivetrain that is capable to produce 650 hp.

The 2020 Acura NSX Type R will join not only Honda Civic with such badge. Soon, we could see Ridgeline truck wearing Type R logo and even Odyssey minivan. With it, Honda would cover a few segments by adding a sports car. A two-door model is attractive and aggressive without any upgrades. But, the Type R shows the statement to its rivals. Well, NSX doesn’t have too many competitors, since this class is not as popular as before. Well, fans love to read about it, but only few can spend over $150k for the base model. Acura NSX Type R will go above $200,000.

2020 Acura NSX Type R release date

2020 Acura NSX Type R Release Date

Initially, rumors were pretty confident the new Type R model is coming in 2019. Now, it is not so certain we will see its premiere during next year. However, signals showing the 2020 Acura NSX Type R is on the way are coming from trusted sources. The company is also giving hints. Well, these are not clear. So, the arrival of the Acura NSX Type R 2020 is imminent, but we still don’t know when it could happen. At this point, it seems like we won’t see it next year and more.

2020 Acura NSX Type R Upgrades

As every Type R model, Acura NSX is getting a special treatment. First of all, there are a lot of distinctive details that will show everyone this is not the base model. The spoiler is a trademark of this badge. However, there are a lot more about 2020 Acura NSX Type R. We will talk later about its engine. The power output of 650 horsepower needs a lot of body upgrades to handle this energy. That is why the Type R also comes with special bumpers and side skirts.

2020 Acura NSX Type R specs


This is the biggest mystery. The new 2020 Acura NSX Type R will definitely get all the things that we can imagine for a luxury car, for a sport vehicle, and for Type R model. But, Honda must surprise us with some details. Unique cluster and instrument panel, sport seats similar to the NSX GT3 model, but more elegant, less sporty, and premium infotainment features are certain. HondaLink will be able to connect with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, Type R of 2020 Acura NSX will add more safety features and driver aid accessories.

2020 Acura NSX Type R interior

2020 Acura NSX Type R Specs

The 2020 Acura NSX Type R is going to upgrade the existing Sport Hybrid system the regular car is using. There is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo drivetrain with 573 hp and 475 pound-feet of torque, producing power for the base model. Type R will add dual-clutch nine-speed transmission and same electric setup. But, another tuning will add around 75 horses to the standard output. The upcoming Acura NSX Type R will be able to generate 650 hp.

This is a significant improvement compared both to the standard car and to racing GT3 vehicle. Model tuned for races can develop 500 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. However, this unit is bringing better acceleration and max speed. Well, everything is different for Acura NSX GT3 version. This model keeps only a nine-speed DC transmission.


Honda will definitely expand its Type R lineup. Spreading it to various segments is pretty clever. However, this model will perfectly suit the car such is Acura NSX. The big downside will be price since not many buyers will be able to afford it. On the other hand, positive feedback for NSX’s performance and look give optimism about the high-end edition.

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