Honda says NSX still in final stages of development; production begins next spring

Originally set to enter production this fall, the second generation Honda/Acura NSX has been pushed back until the spring of 2016.

The announcement was made earlier this week in Frankfurt by Philip Ross, Senior Vice President of Honda Motor Europe, who added the long-awaited hybrid supercar is (still) “in the final stages of development.” He went on to specify trial production has commenced at the company’s factory in Raymond, Ohio and mass production is scheduled to kick off next spring, with the first deliveries planned shortly thereafter.

It is believed one of the reasons that caused this delay is the switch to twin turbocharging for the V6 3.5-liter engine which in the original concept was naturally aspirated. The motor will be teamed up with three electric motors, but we still don’t know the final power output numbers as Honda keeps saying the hybrid setup will deliver “north of 550 horsepower.”

Exact details about the NSX’s price tag have not been disclosed so far, but Acura said a while back it will cost just about the same as a base R8 (US-spec) which begins at $115,900. 

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