2022 Acura NSX Type S review |  Automotive News

2022 Acura NSX Type S review | Automotive News

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2022 Acura NSX Type S, profile

Auto123 Updates 2022 Acura NXS Type S Review .

For 2022, the Acura NSX has been redesigned to fit the S-Type badge, Acura’s performance hallmark that has already put cars like the MDX crossover and TLX sedan, in recent months. Granted, it may seem odd that the NSX, the most capable model in Acura’s lineup, had to wait its turn to receive the S-Type treatment, but when you consider what that means for Japan’s flagship car, you start to understand. because good things come to those who wait.

The power of S
First of all, the jump to S spec does wonders for the NSX’s styling. What was once a car that seemed stuck between a McLaren and an Audi R8 has been transformed into something more mainstream thanks to revised headlights, a front spoiler, new rims and, perhaps most notably, a rear diffuser as big as you can get. take a look at the NSX GT3 race. Add to that the Indy Yellow Pearl color scheme seen here with contrasting black badges, and you have a head-turning hybrid supercar.

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2022 Acura NSX Type S, interior

Look inside and more details appear. Alcantara suede is used extensively (the entire headliner and A-pillars are covered in this material similar to that of racing cars), as are the NSX badges on the rear seats. Under the rear hood, there’s also a new red-finished engine that looks a lot like the fictional character from the Predator series before it bared its teeth.

Plus, the NSX’s cabin is surprisingly spacious considering its looks. One shouldn’t have a lot of head, leg and elbow room, but the truth is that getting into the S Type requires very little adjustment to get into low-end sports cars or sports cars that aren’t called a Porsche 911.

Even with all that elbow room, the driving position is good enough, and the chunky steering wheel (here in carbon fiber thanks to my model’s lightweight package which helped shave 58kg off the weight ) is well-placed, so be able to lift yourself up. need to see through mountain roads and racetrack curves. There’s no gear shifter to speak of – a pair of paddles and multiple buttons perform the joint duties of a traditional lever – but since the cabin geometry is well-planned, the paddles are fine. they are designed and pleasant to handle with your fingers. .

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2022 Acura NSX Type S, gearbox clutches

Speaking of gearbox clutches, many have complained about them, here and on other Acura products, but I’m not against them. Of course, I’ve found similar systems from other manufacturers to be more unresponsive than I’d like, but I didn’t find that to be the case here. Press the D button and you’re ready to go; shift to the next opposite, meaning the three-point turn is not as sluggish as it can sometimes be.

Behind the steering wheel is a digital gauge cluster that doesn’t look as sophisticated as some of its competitors, but the fonts are easy to read and the way the needle sweeps through the sections is nice and quick.

I can not easily forgive is the infotainment system. Unlike the all-new Integra – or even the RDX and MDX SUVs – the NSX runs on an old system that looks like it’s lifted straight from a vintage Honda. That means no volume control button, a small screen with a touch panel on the left side full of small buttons and background graphics. There seems to be no rule that says a supercar over $220,000 has to have the latest in-car entertainment…

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2022 Acura NSX Type S, Type S badge

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