The Acura NSX Type S Is Sold Out in the U.S.

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Photo credit: Acura
Photo credit: Acura

Early last month, Acura pulled the cover off of the final variant of the second-generation NSX supercar. Known as the NSX Type S, this limited-production machine packs a reworked engine, revised aerodynamic elements, and an entirely new fascia. It is also limited to just 300 units for the United States, which is a problem for any prospective buyers. That is because Acura has just confirmed to Motor1 that the run of American NSX Type S models is already spoken

Motor1 specifically notes that all of the American NSX Type S models were spoken for within 24 hours of the debut, with deposits confirming each order. Acura further stated that it has a waiting list of over 100 potential buyers lined up should a current reservation holder back out. That is all to say that the chance of snagging one of these things for yourself is looking rather slim.

It's no surprise that enthusiasts wanted a piece of this new range-topping hybrid. The Type S features a revised variant of the brand's 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, with compressors borrowed from the NSX GT3 Evo. New injectors and improved intercoolers also help boost output to 600 hp and 492 lb-ft of torque. Acura also tweaked the gear ratios in the car's electric front motors, resulting in better torque delivery and improved acceleration. In fact, the Type S is said to be capable of ripping 0-60 mph in under 3.0 seconds.

The turbos aren't the only bits borrowed from the NSX GT3 Evo either, as the large rear diffuser is inspired by the motorsport unit. With the added downforce and the wider Pirelli P-Zero tires, the new Type S shouldn't struggle for grip around the track. For those really chasing that NSX GT3 Evo feeling however, the automaker even offers a Lightweight Package. For $13,000, Acura will shave 58 pounds off of the Type S via some added carbon fiber bits, including a new engine cover and carbon-ceramic brakes.

If you are in the market for an Acura NSX Type S, chances are you won't be getting one anywhere near the $169,500 base price. If you're one of the lucky 300 with an order on the books, expect production of your supercar to begin by the end of the year at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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