The next-generation Acura/Honda supercar will hit the assembly line at the firm’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, next month.
Employing approximately 100 associates who are directly engaged or support the NSX‘s construction, the facility is newly-built and will utilize new approaches to construction, paint, assembly and quality confirmation.
“All of our innovative thinking and hard work that has gone into the creation of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility has fulfilled our goal to build a supercar in America“, said the engineering large project leader of PMC, Clement D’ Souza, in a statement.
While PMC will be putting together the NSX, its 75-degree, twin-turbo V6 powertrain will be assembled at the firm’s nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant, “by a small group of master engine builders“, as Acura explains. The unit will take over six hours to assemble by hand and each of the 547 bolts will be manually tightened “to precise torque tolerances“.
With 573 HP total system output and a top speed of approximately 190 mph (305 km/h), the Acura NSX will be bench tested and run-in to the equivalent of 150 miles (240 km), once fully assembled, to make sure that every example is ready to meet its future owner.
Production of the new Acura/Honda NSX will start in April, 2016, and while deliveries will “commence thereafter” in the United States, European customers will have to wait until next fall to get their new toys.