Acura NSX Becomes The Most Expensive Car Built In The U.S.

Set to enter production in late April, the new generation Acura NSX will become the most expensive car manufactured in the USA.

Stealing the crown from the current Dodge Viper, the Japanese machine will remain the most expensive in production across the nation even when Ford will kick off assembly of the $400,000 GT, as Multimatic Inc, the firm’s supplier responsible for racing vehicles, will build the Blue Oval’s supercar in Canada.

Acura started taking orders for the new NSX last month and it plans to manufacture 800 units in 2016. Production of the exotic hybrid model will begin at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, in April, a facility that employs roughly 100 associates.

Samuel Abuelsamid, senior transportation analyst with Boulder, told Bizjournals that the 2017 NSX won’t be as groundbreaking as the original one, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be appreciated: “That changed the way people thought about the segment. It wasn’t frail or fragile“, said Abuelsamid on the original NSX. “Ferrari, McLaren, Audi all built on lessons from the NSX. This isn’t going to be groundbraking like the original NSX. That’s not to say it won’t be a good car“, he added.

Acura’s new NSX will set buyers back for at least $156,000 for the base version, while the range-topper can rise up to $220,000. Over in Germany, where Honda will start deliveries this fall, the supercar’s price will begin from around €180,000 (equivalent to $196,330) .

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  • Yan Kay

    Same interior as the 09 TSX i use to have ! embarrassing

  • pcurve

    $156k? Somebody please tell me those silver thingy are real metal.

    • Craig

      No. And at that price it doesn’t even come with Navigation.

  • Maricaibo

    What about the SSC from Washington state? Don’t think they’re cheap…

    • Six Thousand Times

      Not actually in production, IIRC.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Still waiting for the non-“hybrid,” non-AWD, less expensive one.

  • Ben

    Who cares either way? For any price, it’s an ugly car. As Yan points out, the interior is from a TSX (or any other run-of-the-mill Acura product), but the real problem is the body design. I’ve seen notebook doodles of cars that were far better looking. There’s not one angle from which this thing looks good. The nose is pretty much a pointy Civic. The rear fenders are tall and awkwardly designed. The front fenders are also too tall. The car looks like a Frankenstein car — made from bits and pieces of other cars that may have looked good on the original, but look monstrous when cobbled together like this. For $150,000+++, there are so many better-looking (and at least equally well-engineered) options, why would anyone buy this? Let’s face it, at this price range, it’s an ego/image thing, and the only image this gives off is an ugly one.

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