The highly-anticipated second generation of Acura’s NSX supercar is set to start its production process a month from now.
Acura have announced that the new Performance Manufacturing Center, Marysville, Ohio, in United States will begin serial production of the next-generation Acura NSX supercar in late April, with customer deliveries for US-Specs model to start shortly afterwards. The NSX’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine is hand assembled at the company’s nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant, and each unit takes over six hours to be put together. The supercar can already by order in the US for a 156,000 dollars starting price and prospective owners can use the online configurator to add all sorts of extra goodies to their dream car, such as a carbon fibre exterior sport package, carbon fibre roof, carbon-ceramic braking system or carbon fibre engine cover.
The customers will be welcomed by a hybrid powertrain packing 573 hp thanks to the twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system, sending power to the wheels via a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission and pushing the NSX from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 3 seconds. There have also been some rumours lately pointing out towards a hard-core version. Nick Robinson, the NSX Dynamic Development Leader, has tipped about the automaker’s ongoing debate whether to produce the NSX Type R, though the mass of people aiming to get the project greenlit is reportedly growing.