The second generation of the iconic NSX came after so many years of waiting. However, the new model never managed to outpace direct competitors and it seems that it won’t have the glory of the original, not even close. However, the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t think in that way and prepares some interesting novelty for the next year. That novelty will be the 2020 Acura NSX Type R. Given the “Type R” badge, it’s not hard to presume that the new version will feature even better performances than the standard model.
We count on a lot of upgrades, starting from a more powerful engine and upgraded mechanics, but visual changes are possible as well. Finally, we count on improvements in terms of interior design. At this point, we are still waiting for the details about the launch date and potential price.
2020 Acura NSX Type R Specs
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about this upgrade is the engine power. The standard model is good for about 573 horsepower, which comes from a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine and three electric motors. Such numbers are enough to provide a 0-60 sprint in about 3.0 seconds. That’s a great number, but many rivals are faster. Therefore, the 2020 Acura NSX Type R will come with significantly more power. The latest reports suggest a max output of around 650 horsepower. Such output should provide notably quicker acceleration, though it is still hard to predict the exact numbers. Also, it’s unknown whether the power boost is going to come from the gasoline engine, or from some of three electric motors.
2020 Acura NSX Type R Design
Of course, a more powerful engine isn’t the only upgrade that is about to come with 2020 Acura NSX Type R. We count on a lot of mechanical upgrades as well. Of course, a new, stiffer suspension is the first thing that comes to mind. New brakes and possible weight reduction also come to mind.
Besides mechanical upgrades, we also count on visual novelties that should come in various areas. Of course, new wheels are some of the first things that come to mind but we also count on all those upgrades that will improve aerodynamics. A front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, rear spoiler and similar parts are something we expect to see in this supercar. Exclusive color options and combinations are possible as well.
Changes on the inside are possible as well. Of course, we will see new color schemes, but also new trims, with new materials. Still, we are not sure whether this is going to improve or not the overall interior quality, which is definitely the weakest point of the current model. The current version doesn’t look as upscale as other supercars in this price range. Therefore, we hope that the upcoming upgrades in the 2020 Acura NSX Type R will bring improvements in this aspect. Also, we count on more standard equipment, and maybe even some tweaks to the dashboard, particularly in terms of the instrument cluster.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Acura NSX Type R is definitely a highly anticipated model, considering that the standard version doesn’t make some spectacular sales numbers. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so it’s a little bit hard to predict a more precise launch date. The same thing goes for the price. Still, if we consider the base model’s price, it’s pretty clear the new version could easily go over 200.000 dollars.