The 2022 Acura NSX Type S just set a new production car lap record at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach street circuit with a time of 1:32:784. That time is nearly three seconds quicker than the previous record that was set in 2019 with the NSX.
The NSX Type S was piloted by Ricky Taylor, driver of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05 for Wayne Taylor Racing and defending IMSA prototype series champion. “Long Beach is such a fun track, but definitely challenging with so little margin for error,” said Ricky Taylor after the record setting run. “Thankfully, the new Acura NSX Type S is not only crazy fast, it’s also remarkably easy to control at the limit. It’s a very special car and perfectly suited for a track like this.”
The NSX Type S is powered by a twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors that give it a total 600 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque, which is an increase of 27 hp and 16 lb-ft. over the preivous version. Other upgrades include a revised nine-speed dual-clutch transmission with 50 percent faster upshifts and a wider track.
Sadly Acura only plans to build 350 NSX Type S models for its final year and all 300 units that are set for the US have already been claimed.