Extra Wasabi Please: The Upcoming Acura NSX-R Is A 600hp Throwback To The Future
(By Tom Lohnes) – Is the “normal” $150,000, 573 horsepower, 2.7-second to 60 Honda/Acura NSX not good enough for you? Well, here’s a throwback. A newer version of the Acura NSX-R, along with a roadster version is slated to come out at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Packing a VTEC 3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 and three electric motors already the normal NSX is a spicy car. If you want the same spicy car but roofless, Honda will sell you one of those next year for around $180,000. That is a good change but the best one is the Type R.
With a supposed 650 horsepower, AWD, and a $200,000 price tag, this thing comes in right as the almighty R35 Nissan GT-R moves out. With the normal version doing 2.7 seconds to 60, we can only expect the R to be faster and by the renderings it looks faster too. With its aggressive aero kit and giant wing, this thing might have a shot at the Nürburgring world record currently held by the beast that is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. And because it’s a Honda with a V6 this supercar has a good chance of being pretty reliable.
Hopefully this car kickstarts another JDM golden age. Next maybe we can poke the dead body that is Mitsubishi with a stick to start producing sports cars again, because they’re the one company that sold more Evos than they did Lancers. But, yeah, this thing seems legit.