The NSX Type S is the pinnacle of performance in the Honda lineup. It's the most powerful car the company has ever built, and a proper sendoff for this generation – because we know a new NSX will happen down the line. But in order to bring a vehicle that special to production, it takes a team.

Today Honda's luxury brand in North American, Acura, released a video detailing what went into making the new NSX Type S. Development leader Satoshi Mizukami and exterior designer Dai Hara talk about what it took to make the already potent and powerful NSX into a bonafide hybrid performance car worthy of the Type S name.

"Only NSX can go beyond NSX," said Satoshi Mizukami. "Power definitely contributes to what we strive for, including the joy of driving, but that alone wouldn't be enough. We want our customers to feel that performance deep inside, and if we were to enhance performance, we wanted to express the vehicle with designs that represent such performance."

2022 Acura NSX Type S Side On Track
2022 Acura NSX Type S Wheel Blur
2022 Acura NSX Type S Front Fender

One of the key areas that Honda engineers made sure to improve was power. The NSX Type S uses the same twin-turbo 3.5-litre hybrid V6 as the standard NSX, but with bigger turbos from the GT3 race car, that setup now produces 600 bhp (447 kilowatts) and 492 pound-feet (667 newton-metres) of torque. That represents an improvement of 27 bhp and 16 lb-ft.

But additional power wasn’t the only priority. Designer Dai Hara and his team made sure that the new NSX Type S also looked the part, giving it a more aggressive design with a fully reworked front fascia, an updated rear end, and new wheel designs. There’s also plenty of carbon fibre dotted along the exterior to help reduce weight; the NSX Type S is 26 kilograms (57 pounds) lighter than the standard model.

Gallery: 2022 Acura NSX Type S

All in all, designers and engineers created a supercar worthy of the name, it seems. Honda is currently taking orders for the NSX Type S, which starts at $169,500 (approx. £122,400 at today's exchange rate) in the US – or $182,500 (£132,000) with the optional Lightweight package. But hurry, Honda is only offering 350 examples of the NSX Type S globally, none of which are destined for the UK.