Acura has officially announced that production of the 2022 NSX Type S has begun at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. The automaker said all of its production had been discussed and all 300 US-bound models had been ordered in less than 24 hours after the order book opened in August. He added that production would end before the end of this year.
“Today is an exciting day for PMC and Acura as we begin shipping the much-desired NSX Type S supercar. Every partner here is committed to ensuring that every Type S we make, from VIN#001 to VIN#350, will be as perfect as the second and first-generation NSX this team built-in 2016,” said PMC Division Leader Gail May.
The first two models are finished with an exclusive Gotham Gray matte paint. PMC had to introduce new shipping and handling techniques to keep the matte-metallic finish safe on its way to its new owner. That includes a new protective film applied to the car, as well as a soft body cover for transportation. Acura dealers will also receive specialized training to convey proper maintenance instructions to owners.
Type S is the mainstay of the NSX. Featuring unique five-spoke wheels, stickier Pirelli P-Zero tires, a reset adaptive damping system, Type S decal, and a standard carbon-fiber roof, the car promises the best handling of the NSX has ever seen.
Naturally, the car’s new features handle a bit more grunt in the form of the most powerful drivetrain ever developed for a production Acura. More specifically, its twin-turbo V6 and three-motor hybrid system produce 600 hp (608 PS/447 kW) and 492 lb-ft (667 Nm) of torque which is sent to the all-wheel-drive system via a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. The available Light Package adds carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon-fiber engine cover, and a carbon fiber interior package, all of which lower the weight to 58 lbs (26 kg).