The NSX is in desperate need of an image boost.
A Type R variant could infuse some interest in the snubbed supercar.
The same could be said for a drop-top version.
We’ve praised the Acura NSX for its performance but never with emotion. A supercar like the NSX is meant to be a love-affair but unlike a McLaren 570S or a Porsche 911 Turbo, the Acura is unable to draw passions from its drivers. Perhaps the rumoured Type R and Spider might do the trick.
The rumours, shared by bestcarweb.jp, note that an Acura NSX Spider is planned for December 2021. There’s little more to it than that which means we’ve no idea about the type of roof it will have. Power-folding hard-tops are common and are usually favoured as they present no compromises when it comes to performance and speed.
Said rumours also indicate that a Type R version of the NSX might be just over a year away. Details are scarce however the twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 would be upgraded and tuned to produce up to 650 PS, or 641 horsepower, and more torque than standard car’s 476 lb.-ft. The story says nothing about the triple electric motor setup however we can’t imagine that Honda would remove them.
Carbon fibre components will likely be used for spoilers, diffuser, and other aero bits – carbon fibre could potentially also be used for the Spider’s roof… Along with the Type R’s upgraded body would by a properly tuned chassis for more handling and speed.