I’ve already had a chance to drive the new Acura NSX. And while I can’t tell you exactly how it is just yet, I can tell you that Acura has big plans for its supercar of the future. Those plans very well may include a rear-wheel drive, Type R version—for those customers looking for something a bit more raucous.
The report stems from Autocar, and suggests the NSX could lose its advanced all-wheel-drive system in place of lightness. It would still be a hybrid, granted, but it would be a little over 300 pounds lighter than where it currently sits. And it’s not that farfetched of an idea either, as told by Dynamic Development Leader Nick Robinson.
With 573 horsepower being sent straight to the back wheels, it all sounds promising. Problem is, there likely is still a ways to go before we ever see this hardcore NSX on the market. Chances are we’ll sooner see a convertible version—which has been rumored to hit the market in the next few years.