The latest Japanese supercar is ready, willing and able to destroy your retirement fund
After years of waiting, Acura is finally taking orders for the newest NSX — and it is expensive. Of course, you knew that, with its previously announced $157,800 base price, right? Not exactly: You’re not getting anywhere near that price right now.
The cheapest NSX we can whip up with Acura’s online configurator rings in at $167,700, including destination. The optional carbon ceramic brakes are standard — until later in 2016 when you can order iron discs — and add nearly $10K to the already tall price tag. It only gets higher from there. Optioned heavily, including $9,400 wheels and a $3,600 carbon fiber engine cover, the price tag is an impressive $214,489.
Price be damned, the 573-hp V6-powered hybrid supercar still undercuts most Audi, Ferrari, and McLaren-badged supercars. With Audi coming in at around $160,000 with a brand new R8, the NSX still sticks to its budget-ish supercar heritage.
Aside from showing us we can’t buy iron rotors for the NSX, the configurator lets you build the car of your dreams and helps you find the closest Acura dealership to place an order. Building a digital version of your dream car is free, and can take up a good chunk of your work day — we suggest springing for the $1,500 illuminated sill plates, because why not?