Acura is primarily known for producing comfortable, moderately exciting sedans and SUVs, but its halo car is unlike anything else in the range. The Acura NSX is a two-seat coupe with an exotic powertrain, unrelenting thrust and striking good looks. Acura's most prestigious vehicle is a supercar through and through.
There are no fewer than four motors powering the NSX. A twin-turbocharged V6 and electric motor send power to the rear wheels, while the fronts each enjoy an electric motor of their own. The result is an all-wheel-drive juggernaut with a combined 573 horsepower on tap. That might not seem like a lot compared to exotic sheetmetal from Italy or Germany, but the NSX is among the quickest cars we've ever tested, sprinting from zero to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
If that somehow isn't enough juice under the rear deck, Acura is introducing a Type S model for 2022 to commemorate the NSX's final year of production. Output is bumped to an even 600 hp, and torque rises from 476 lb-ft to 492 lb-ft. Acura hasn't unveiled an official 0-60 mph time, but the automaker assures us it will be less than 3.0 seconds. The NSX also comes with a bevy of enhancements for increased track performance, such as revised suspension tuning, a uniquely calibrated transmission for quicker shifts, and an aerodynamic body kit. Worldwide production is limited to 350 units, with 300 of those going to customers in the U.S.
Supercar snobs might turn their noses up at the less-than-a-V8 soundtrack, while everyday drivers could be put off by the poorly executed touchscreen interface. Otherwise, the NSX is an exceptional supercar that offers an incredible amount of performance at a much lower cost than a rival Lamborghini, McLaren or Porsche.