Prices start at $235,763.
First examples of the Honda/Acura NSX have already been delivered to the United States and Australia, but Japanese customers will have to wait several more months to get the hybrid supercar. The automaker is already accepting applications for custom orders of the vehicle and first customer deliveries will begin on February 27 next year.
Production of the NSX started back in May at Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. The first assembled example was bought by car collected Rick Hendrick who earned the rights to the highly-anticipated model paying $1.2 million for it at a special auction in January. Currently, 100 production experts at the Ohio plant are assembling between six and eight NSXs each week.
A total of 100 lucky Japanese customers will have the chance to buy the supercar in the first year of production and each of them will have to pay at least 23,700,000 yen (about $235,763 according to current exchange rates). That price does not include insurance premium and taxes.
At NSX’s heart is a hybrid system that consists of a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet (550 Newton meters) of torque, supported by three electric motors – one at the rear axle and two at the front axle. The combined output of the system is rated at 573 hp (427 kW) and 476 lb-ft (644 Nm) of torque – and all that power is delivered linearly, as our Executive Editor Seyth Miersma discovered during his test of the mid-engined coupe.
Massive 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels are hiding six-piston (front) and four-piston (rear) calipers coupled to carbon ceramic brake discs and providing the stopping power. It’s important to note that Japanese customer deliveries of the examples with iron brake rotors are scheduled to begin in May 2017.