- 23 August 2021
The Type S gets bump of 27 hp and 16 lb-ft torque over the regular car with a bunch of upgrades which seems crazy small to me. We're talking new turbos, intercoolers, and injectors from the GT3 race car and it only puts out 27 more hp? I almost feel like you'd have to detune it with new turbos and injectors to ONLY get 27 hp. I'm just having a hard time wrapping my mind around this. I'm constantly talking performance upgrades with my buddies and anything involving new injectors and forced induction is going to net a massive increase in horsepower. I think it's awesome the car gets intercoolers from the race car as my friends are constantly dealing with heat soak. It doesn't sound like the regular NSX has that problem but it's nice insurance. Why upgrade the turbos and injectors though for such a small increase? I mean really, 27 hp is such a small number that it could occur on a dyno session between runs without changing much at all. I'm really hoping 600 was a magical number and that they're doing what Mercedes and BMW do by underrating the car by a large margin. My feeling is that's not how Honda works. Others have mentioned that the hp and torque curves might be way different throughout the range. If that's true, then I guess great but it seemed that the electric motors were torque filling just fine. They did reduce the gear to the front motors so maybe they flattened and increased the range of the torque/hp curve. That might actually make a substantial difference but still nothing like you'd expect by adding upgraded turbos and injectors. I'm curious what other peoples thoughts are on this. Does anyone have any inside information as to what these upgrades really add up to, other than 2 seconds faster around Suzuka.