After years of waiting, the first of the new Acura NSX sports cars has finally rolled off the production line.
The company has celebrated the first serial production 2017 Acura NSX at its new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, the exclusive home to the next-generation NSX, which Honda says makes it the only supercar made in America.
The first 2017 Acura NSX went to Rick Hendricks, who had the winning bid of $1.2-million at a Barrett-Jackson auction in January. All proceeds from the auction went to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground. For the first production unit, Hendricks received a Valencia Red Pearl Acura NSX with exclusive interwoven wheels, carbon ceramic brake rotors, leather and Alcantara interior trim and carbon fiber upgrades including the engine cover, roof and rear decklid spoiler.
The 2017 Acura NSX features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 hybrid powertrain mated to an advanced nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. Each NSX engine is built in nearby Anna, Ohio, and is machine balanced, bench tested and broken-in to the equivalent of 150 miles of service to ensure that each NSX engine is track-ready upon customer delivery.
“Today marks the realization of a big dream here at the PMC and the culmination of more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and expertise here in Ohio,” said Clement D’Souza, engineering large project leader for the Acura NSX. “Our world class team of expert technicians, through their passion, has realized major innovations in the design and manufacturing of a next-generation Acura supercar that truly delivers incredible precision crafted performance.”
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