Acura’s flagship sports car 2022 NSX Type S is partially powered by a hybrid powertrain. It is not meant for enthusiastic driving as it comes with twin-turbo V6 combined with three electric motors. Therefore, you don’t expect a roaring exhaust like McLaren 570S and Mercedes AMG GT but it is comfortable for daily basis. In day to day life with this sports car, you are compromising the superior interior as well as punchier engine and great handling like its rivals.
PROS & CONS
- Descent interior
- Great road presence
- Suitable hybrid powertrain
- Low cabin storages
- Underpowered as compared to its competition
- Interior is not that much techy
What’s new for 2022 ?
The 2022 NSX will comes with a Type S badging and some changes has been done on the front end styling. It will be powered by a twin-turbo V6 600HP hybrid powertrain. Only 300 units will be made in year 2022 and in the same year it will be discontinue.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
As I said earlier, it is not made for hardcore enthusiasm still it took 3.1 seconds to cross 60 mph from standstill with its 573HP version of hybrid powertrain. The NSX Type S is powered by 3.5L V6 combines with three electric motors roaring 600HP of power output. This hybrid powertrain mated to 9-speed DCT as two motors among them working independently on front wheels and one motor transfers engine power to the rear wheels. NSX Type S offers Quiet, Sport, Sport Plus and Track mode. Quiet and Sport mode is perfectly suitable for daily commute and Sport Plus and Track mode is for the outride performance. In this modes, the steering gets harder as we speed up the machine.
|ACURA NSX 2022
|3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
Hybrid vehicles are known for its efficiency as compared to ICE engine vehicles. The NSX managed to get EPA rating of 21 mpg in city and beats Audi R8 V10 which has 7 mpg. NSX has 22 mpg rating on highway which is lagging behind the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S has 28 mpg rating on highway but same EPA rating in city like NSX. In overall, the NSX gives 23 mpg which is excellent but when look-out the performance it falls behind as compared to its gasoline powered competitors.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The NSX Type S doesn’t offer ADAS or any advance safety features as compared to its rivals. It only offers airbag system and front as well as rear parking sensors as standard.
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