Want to Become a Mechanic? Check Out the New 2019 Acura NSX Type R!
There are lots of great cars on the road that are as comfortable during a trip to the shops as they are on a racing track. Lots of manufacturers follow up on these originals with a tricky second album. The fat is trimmed, performance is boosted, and comforts withdrawn as engineers try to create a pure driving machine. Acura is the latest to reinvent their sportscar stalwart, namely the popular NSX.
The Type R hasn’t been officially announced yet but lots of details have been leaked ahead of its expected launch in 2019. It’ll go into direct competition with two other motoring classics in the form of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Nissan GT-R R36, so Acura must pull out all the stops to make its mark. There’s plenty to like about this creation, so let’s take a closer look.
The History of the NSX for Students at Auto Mechanic College
The NSX supercar has been one of the most popular Acura/Honda creations in recent decades. It was released in 1990 after many years of development which included the input of legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna. It was produced in Japan at a time when Honda wasn’t as successful as it is right now. The NSX took on rivals including Ferrari and it was a popular option among gearheads until production ceased in 2005.
Students at auto mechanic college might have subsequently been thrilled when it returned to the market in 2016 as a mid-engined hybrid beauty. The possibility of a stripped-down Type R version was mentioned back then too, but it’s only now that it looks like it will finally come to fruition.
Racing Technology Gives the Type R an Added Edge
When it comes to the Acura NSX Type R, there’s a lot for students in a mechanic program to get excited about. The basic NSX contains an impressive 573 horsepower, but that is likely to increase to 641 in the Type R. A lot of that improvement will be put down to the integration of engine technology used in the NSX race car. Hybrid electric engine technology is expected in the Type R with twin turbochargers and three electric motors boosting performance further.
A dual-clutch, nine speed automatic transmission will make this a joy to drive while lighter brakes are part of a significant weight loss program. The suspension is also likely to be altered with the overall intention of creating a powerful, light, and finely tuned sports car that can take on the big boys in the market.
This Updated NSX Includes an Adapted Interior and Bodywork
High performance is about so much more than just powerful engines, so Acura has gone about lightening the bodywork on this beautiful vehicle. Many high performance cars are draped in carbon-fiber. This light but extremely strong substance is a big part of the Type R’s weight reduction, and a rear wing has also been added to increase downforce at high speeds.
Increased interior space is another reason why this new NSX is impressing. The cabin has a bit more of a racing feel but still includes a dynamic TFT screen for important graphics and information. The dashboard is fitted a little bit lower to the ground to increase visibility too. It looks like Acura has covered all the bases in creating a thrilling driving machine!
Check it out in this short clip:
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