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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Honda says it will build a new version of the Acura NSX sports car in Ohio with plans to have it on the market within three years.
Honda Motor Co. Ltd. President and CEO Takanobu Ito introduced a concept version of the car Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The NSX previously was built from 1990 to 2005 at Japanese plants.
Honda of America spokesman Ron Lietzke says a "unique and new manufacturing operation" will be used to build the car near Honda's current central Ohio operations.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says Honda plans a new facility, but Honda is not confirming the addition of a newmanufacturing site.
The NSX will feature a lightweight chassis, a mid-mounted V-6 engine and a new all-wheel drive system.