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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Acura NSX Type-R Is Becoming More Likely



A report from the Detroit Bureau says that a high-performance NSX Type-R is becoming increasingly likely.

Engineers are looking into ways to "bump power and performance up another notch or two." There aren't many details at the moment, but possible changes are an upgraded electrical system, a larger lithium-ion battery, or a different battery entirely that uses a revised chemistry mixture. Another change that is being considered is an upgraded version of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine. Apparently the 500 horsepower engine is "far from nearing the limits of its design." The NSX Type-R could also see an assortment of carbon fiber components, including a spoiler, roof, and rear diffuser.

I don't see any indication of when that Type-R model could come out. Next year? A few years from now? Guess we will have to wait and see.

Acura NSX Type-R looks increasingly likely | Wcf news | Motor1.com
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They said next several years so we could be waiting for a long while. Maybe by then, Acura can take off a few pounds from the NSX and increase its performance at the same time. The weight was the most common complaint form reviewers.
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One of the biggest predictors to this should be how sales go within the next years. If that goes well they should have no reason not to do this, even if sales don't go that well, a Type R version could be what they need. At this level sometimes you have to take a hit. They can make up for it elsewhere



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Part of the reason that it is heavier is that they wanted to keep the cost down and therefore didn't use a bunch of carbon fibre. With the Type R, Honda will no longer have that constraint.
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Honda may actually upgrade the electrical part of the NSX before tuning the turbo. Maybe a better battery pack and improved energy flow.



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What does "improved energy flow" actually mean? It seems like something someone on Star Trek would say. Science, but really nonsense.
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Honda may actually upgrade the electrical part of the NSX before tuning the turbo. Maybe a better battery pack and improved energy flow.
that depends, both might work together in some way and if that's the case then they will have to make changes to both, although i wouldn't expect massive changes to the turbo.



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What does "improved energy flow" actually mean? It seems like something someone on Star Trek would say. Science, but really nonsense.
For all we know, Acura could be talking about flow batteries or just spouting random words. We hear more about battery density than the "flow" of it.
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Koeinegsegg uses some really light weight and powerful battery. What do you guys think the odds are that Acura will further improve on the NSX's battery? Or might they be good enough throughout the production cycle with what they have?



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I am reading that some other things that Honda may do with the Type R is use active aerodynamics (which was left out of the standard NSX), make use of electric superchargers that can push the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 past 500 horsepower. They could also make the Type R RWD by removing the electric motors that drive the front wheels. This would reduce the NSX's 3,800-lb weight.

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