Acura NSX Ending Production After 2022 Model Year

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The Acura NSX has reached the end of its journey. Acura recently confirmed that the 2022 model year will be the last one for the current generation of the supercar. To celebrate the NSX’s six-year lifespan, the supercar’s going out with a bang with a high-performance Type S model.

Acura recently introduced the TLX Type S and MDX Type S, so it’s fitting that the automaker’s halo car is also getting the same Type S treatment. The automaker hasn’t confirmed NSX Type S specifications but promises that the high-performance supercar will come with more power and a unique body kit. From the few images that Acura released, it looks like the NSX Type S will wear updated front and rear bumpers, new wheels, and red badges. It also looks like the engine cover features a new red finish. We expect Acura to make some changes to the NSX’s cabin, but the automaker didn’t provide any pictures of the interior.

Only 350 units of the NSX Type S will be made globally. Of those, 300 units will be available to American consumers. This marks the first time Acura has decided to sell the NSX Type S in the U.S., as previous versions of the supercar were limited to Japan. The 2022 NSX Type S will make its global debut at Monterey Car Week on August 12, so we won’t have to wait long to get all of the specs on the limited-edition supercar (see the teaser video below).

The second-gen NSX has not been a popular vehicle, even by supercar standards. Since the second-gen model was introduced in 2016, Acura has sold less than 1,400 units. While the NSX isn’t a popular choice, it was one of the first high-performance vehicles to push the envelope of what was possible with a hybrid powertrain. The supercar features a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine and three electric motors for a combined output of 573 horsepower. While Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche were interested in coming out with electrified hypercars that cost more than $1 million, the NSX moved the bar with a starting price tag of $159,495.

Compared to other options in the class, the NSX continues to be one of the few options featuring a hybrid powertrain. Additionally, it offers a level of daily usability that other exotics simply don’t have. Then, there’s the fact that the current NSX is manufactured at the automaker’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.

When reached out for a comment, an Acura spokesperson told us, “The MY22 NSX Type S will complete the six-year life cycle for the second-generation NSX.” The spokesperson declined to confirm that the NSX would be discontinued. This leaves us to believe that NSX nameplate may not disappear. Instead, we think Acura will develop the vehicle to be more heavily electrified or even all-electric for the third-gen model.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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