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Final Run Acura NSX Type-S

In the last year of its six-year run, the swan-song of the second-generation Acura is a 600-horsepower Type-S variant of the supercar, just unveiled at Monterey Car Week in California.

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2022 Acura NSX Type-S

All of the 350 2022 model year vehicles to be produced at the Ohio Performance Manufacturing Centre will be this higher-output version in celebration of the milestone, which retails for $221,500 Canadian MSRP.

The Type-S ratchets the already aggressive styling up even further with more angular front bumper intakes and a fresh large three-section rear diffuser, improving aerodynamics and engine cooling. It also wears unique dark split-five-spoke wheels wrapped in specialty-designed Pirelli P-Zero tires — helping widen the track by up to 20 millimetres (rear) — and features a standard carbon fiber roof and engine cover.

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2022 Acura NSX Type-S

Inside, there’s a new Alcantara headliner and Type-S logos placed throughout the cabin. Buyers can select a number of seat upholstery and colour options including full semi-aniline leather in Ebony or Red.

Engineers have massaged the twin-turbocharged V6 three-motor hybrid system to produce an additional 27 horsepower and 16 lb-ft of torque for a total of 400 and 492 lb-ft, respectively. In addition, the battery capacity and output are both increased, and the re-tuned nine-speed dual-clutch transmission can upshift a remarkable 50 per cent faster than before.

The result of all these upgrades? An impressive two-second-faster lap time at Japan’s famed Suzuka Circuit racetrack.

The automaker is expected to release details regarding how to order a 2022 Acura NSX Type-S later this month.

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