The 2022 Honda NSX Type S has been teased today as an even more performance-oriented model of the Japanese automaker’s hybrid supercar. However, the NSX Type S will also be the final edition of the nameplate which has seen a production run of more than 2,500 units globally since its launch in 2016.
No other details have been released, apart from a few photos and a teaser video showcasing some of its upgrades such as a new set of five twin-spoke alloy wheels, NSX-branded red brake calipers, more aggressive exterior design, and a commemorative plaque that showcases the NSX Type S’s production count. What Honda did confirm is that the NSX Type S will be delivering more power, quicker acceleration, and sharper handling.
For perspective, the current Honda NSX, which is now in its second generation, has a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine that’s mated to three electric motors. Effectively an all-wheel drive (AWD) hybrid supercar, the NSX currently produces a total output of 573 hp and 645 Nm of torque. This is then mated to a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Only 350 units of the hybrid supercar will be available globally, 30 of which will be destined for Japan, and 300 for the United States, which means only 20 will be left for the rest of the world. The NSX Type S will be revealed in full on August 12.
As mentioned, the Honda NSX Type S is also a send-off to the hybrid supercar, which first entered production in 2016. While the NSX is celebrating its final year of production, Honda will continue to pursue sports cars in the electrified era, which means we could witness a fully-electric Honda NSX soon or even a plug-in hybrid version if the Japanese automaker still wants to preserve its gasoline engine.