Honda NSX Type S to bring 450kW in final edition

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Just 350 examples of the hybrid V6 supercar’s uprated commemorative edition will be built.

Honda has revealed a preview of the NSX Type-S, which will arrive at the end of 2022 as the swansong for its hybrid V6 supercar.

The limited-run Type-S will be officially unveiled in the coming weeks, but the car was teased in a series of images, under a low-light camouflage, revealing bespoke design cues that will mark out the commemorative edition from the standard car.

Grey exterior paint, black trim, red brake calipers and ‘Type-S’ badging positioned just ahead of the rear wheels will be the defining cues, while a red engine cover will nod to Honda’s performance car heritage. Each of the 350 units built will receive a numbered build plaque, too.

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Honda has also promised “enhancements to performance and design with the goal to create a model that goes beyond all NSX models that came before.”

Performance figures are yet to be revealed, but it’s highly likely the electrified 3.5-litre V6’s output will be bumped up from a standard 427kW closer to the 450kW mark, with upgrades to the brakes and suspension to enhance the car’s dynamic agility.

Production of the second-generation NSX will continue to take place at the firm’s Performance Manufacturing Centre in the US, before coming to an end in December 2022. Honda will produce 350 units worldwide, with 30 of these for Japanese customers.

It has not yet been confirmed how many examples, if any, have been allocated to Australia, but we would expect a sizeable premium over the standard car’s price.

Jack Warrick

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