Acura will mark the final year of production of its NSX with a limited run of 350 units worldwide of the NSX Type S, and will introduce that vehicle August 12 during Monterey Car Week.
Two days later, the first of those cars — VIN 001 — will be offered for bidding at Mecum Auctions in a charity sale to support the Center of Science and Industry and youth education across the country in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
The auction will be televised live on NBC Sports Network and on Peacock, Mecum announced.
“The NSX Type S raises the already impressive performance of Acura’s cutting-edge electrified supercar to new levels, delivering more power, quicker acceleration, sharper handling and a more emotional driving experience,” the automaker said in its announcement.
“Every 2022 Acura NSX produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio will be a limited-edition Type S model powered by an enhanced version of the supercar’s twin-turbo V6 and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system. In celebration of the final year of NSX production, just 350 of these exclusive supercars will be available worldwide, with only 300 offered in the United States, marking the first time an NSX Type S has been sold outside of Japan.
Acura added that while the NSX enters its final year of production, the company “will continue to pursue sports cars in the electrified era.
“We will continue moving forward, actively investigating what the next generation of sports cars should be in an electrified era.” added Jon Ikeda, Acura brand vice president.
The Mecum Auction sale of 2022 Acura NSX Type S 001 is expected to provide more than 20,000 STEAM Learning Lunchbox kits “to help feed hungry minds and lives for a-risk and in-need students across the country.”