A new report coming from Australian media indicates the second generation Honda/Acura NSX Type R will be out in 2018.

A new report coming from Australian media indicates the second generation Honda/Acura NSX Type R will be out in 2018. 

The much-awaited NSX revival hasn't even gone on sale yet, but already we are hearing spicy things about a higher specification Type R version which has previously been hinted by NSX's chief engineer Ted Klaus. According to Motoring, the model will be out sometime in 2018 and is expected to provide a combined output of more than 608 PS (447 kW).

For the sake of comparison, Acura previously mentioned the regular NSX will have "north of 550 bhp" (557 PS / 410 kW) from its twin-turbo V6 3.5-liter engine working together with three electric motors.

We still don't know the standard model's exact weight, but it is estimated the new NSX tips the scales between 1,600 - 1,700 kg (3,527 - 3,747 lbs). The Type R will reportedly weigh 1,550 kg (3,417 lbs) thanks to carbon fiber body panels and aerodynamic parts. 

It is believed the supercar will need just three seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint, although this is a rough estimation as Acura hasn't published yet performance details of the regular NSX.

Besides receiving more power and going on a diet, the NSX Type R will also get a more aggressive body, sportier suspension setup, beefier brakes, unique wheels along with some interior tweaks.

Note: Acura NSX Type R render by X-Tomi Design pictured.

 

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Honda NSX Type R reportedly due in 2018 with more than 608 PS