Autocar apparently nabbed this information from NSX boss Ted Klaus. The report claims Honda is considering a wide array of variants, including a roadster, a lightweight track-day special, and a slew of alternative powertrain configurations, including a non-hybrid and all-electric model. Autocar reports that one of the variants will wear Honda’s vaunted “Type R” badge. This further lends credence to earlier Type R rumors we reported on back in March.
A Type R or NSX-R performance flagship is also being seriously considered by Honda HQ. Klaus concedes there is “an appetite” for a simplified, performance-focused NSX with a stripped-out interior, track-honed suspension settings and perhaps more power and torque.
A non-hybrid version is also possible, with Klaus saying there is “nothing in the way of it being non-electrified”.
In addition to an NSX Type R variant, a lightweight version and an all-electric model are also likely candidates to be born out of the NSX platform. Honda has already made some strides in developing such models, most notably when it entered a lightweight NSX and an all-electric version compete at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
The first production NSX rolled off the company’s Ohio assembly line May 24, going to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who bid $1.2 million for the first car in a charity auction. The car’s base price is $156,000 for the rest of us.