Set to enter production in late April, the new generation Acura NSX will become the most expensive car manufactured in the USA.
Stealing the crown from the current Dodge Viper, the Japanese machine will remain the most expensive in production across the nation even when Ford will kick off assembly of the $400,000 GT, as Multimatic Inc, the firm’s supplier responsible for racing vehicles, will build the Blue Oval’s supercar in Canada.
Acura started taking orders for the new NSX last month and it plans to manufacture 800 units in 2016. Production of the exotic hybrid model will begin at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, in April, a facility that employs roughly 100 associates.
Samuel Abuelsamid, senior transportation analyst with Boulder, told Bizjournals that the 2017 NSX won’t be as groundbreaking as the original one, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be appreciated: “That changed the way people thought about the segment. It wasn’t frail or fragile“, said Abuelsamid on the original NSX. “Ferrari, McLaren, Audi all built on lessons from the NSX. This isn’t going to be groundbraking like the original NSX. That’s not to say it won’t be a good car“, he added.
Acura’s new NSX will set buyers back for at least $156,000 for the base version, while the range-topper can rise up to $220,000. Over in Germany, where Honda will start deliveries this fall, the supercar’s price will begin from around €180,000 (equivalent to $196,330) .