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5 Reasons Why Acura Will Definitely Make An NSX Type-R

There are a few articles bouncing around the internet saying that Acura might make a NSX Type-R. Well we sure seem to think that they’re most definitely going to make one. Here’s 5 reasons why:

1) History

The previous NSX had a type-R badge at a few points in its life and bringing it back would endow the new NSX with even more, ahem, street cred than it already has.

2) Everyone does it

Not on the type-R sense, but nearly every manufacturer has a more taught model of either their halo car or of a supercar within their lineup. For example, McLaren made the 650S and then dropped the 675LT on us for a more track focused product. This new NSX guns for cars in the R8 range and the R8 has a v10 plus model. Sure would like to compete with that wouldn’t you Acura?

3) They’re too tempted not to try

Curiosity kills the cat, as they say. Acura spent 10 years making, remaking, and perfecting this car. Now that it’s finally been unleashed on the world, why would they be just satisfied with what they did? All that time, all that fuss to just say that’s good enough? I highly doubt it.

I bet there is someone somewhere in the Honda/Acura headquarters still tinkering away on a computer trying to model if they made these slight changes that the NSX would be that much better.


4) They’ll make more money

Acura NSX owners or potential buyers will want to buy the type-R version possibly more than the regular version. This might lead to more interest in the car itself, which would lead to more sales of both types. It’s simple car economics.

5) We want it

For as long as Acura sat on their hands with this one and dragged the process along forever (engine problems aside), they produced a fantastic supercar. They did it because not only would it be a great car, but because they wanted to have people lust after it. Mainly, they did it for the love of cars and for the love of their customers. And damn it, want want a type-R. Now MAKE ONE.

About Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.

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