New Acura NSX, After years and years of teasing the public with one concept after another, the all-new 2015 Acura NSX supercar has taken a major step toward production as parent company Honda announced a $70 million investment in an Ohio production facility that will build the two-seater. Acura has not announced when production will begin, but will employ 100 highly skilled workers to build the newest edition of the iconic car that offered Ferrari performance for half the price.
Development of the new NSX will be led by Honda chief engineer Ted
Klaus, and production will be headed by associate chief engineer Clement
D’Souza. They have their work cut out for them, as the 2015 Acura NSX
will be one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the market
when it debuts.
A mid-mounted V6 engine will pair with the newest edition of the Acura technology Sport Hybrid, sending power to all four wheels via their Super Handling All Wheel drive (SH-AWD) system.
"We have a very clear understanding of the high customer expectations
luxury buyers around the world have for a supercar, and our challenge
is to exceed them and create new value for the customer," said Klaus.
"This new Performance Manufacturing Center will be key to this
Honda is currently assembling the team of workers that will develop the production procedures, and then actually build the car.
When they do, it will be the culmination of years of anticipation.
Acura stopped making the NSX in 2005, and it seemed there may never be a
successor. Concepts began floating around a few years later, but the
economic downturn put an end to production plans and nearly killed the
project. Recently, the program was revived and the NSX began showing up
at auto shows, and briefly served as the ride of choice for Tony Stark
in The Avengers.
A fitting announcement for the car that has survived a recession and
chauffeured Ironman. Officially, the Acura NSX is finally back.
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