For the first time in Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX car’s 27-year history, it will be made outside of Japan. The next generation of the car will begin full production in Marysville, Ohio in late April this year.
On Thursday, Honda Motor Co. confirmed the start of production of its specialty car indicating that it will make 800 per year in Ohio for global shipment.
"The new level of craftsmanship that we are promoting through this car, the technology that we are putting into this car, cascading down to the rest of our vehicles, will also help the brand image," engineering project leader Clement D'Souza said. "Overall, companywide, it's going to be a huge boost not only to the Acura brand, but also to the Honda brand global-wide."
The 2017 NSX starts at $156,000 and features a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine with 573 horsepower that is hand-built in nearby Anna, Ohio. It's an all-wheel-drive hybrid, with three electric motors that assist in acceleration and handling.
The NSK has been in development for about four years. Production was discontinued in 2005, but in 2012 the company announced plans to bring it back at the Detroit Auto Show.
Check out the redesigned vehicle and factory here: