Acura NSX chief engineer Ted Klaus has already hinted a more potent Type R version is in the works.

Acura NSX chief engineer Ted Klaus has already hinted a more potent Type R version is in the works.

The paint hasn't even dried yet on the second generation Acura NSX and already the car's chief engineer is talking about a higher specification version which will likely be sold with the Type R suffix. Speaking to Auto Express in Detroit at NAIAS, Ted Klaus said "I think everyone who loves cars wants to see a version that we say is pure red", adding that the original NSX was initially silver first before "moving towards red later."

Needless to say, an NSX Type R is still at least a couple of years away as Acura hasn't even released the full technical specifications of the standard version. They did say it has a combined output "north of 550 bhp" and will carry a starting price of around $150,000 in United States where it's scheduled to go on sale this summer. The 2016 Acura NSX will cover the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in less than four seconds and according to Ted Klaus the model's competitors are the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8 V10 and the Ferrari 458 Italia.