Acura NSX Production Pushed Back to Spring 2016

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
acura nsx production pushed back to spring 2016

After years of delays, a redesigned concept and lots and lots of auto show carpet time, the Acura NSX still isn’t ready for prime time.

The automaker announced today that the NSX would begin production in spring 2016, not this fall as was previously reported. Automobile first reported the delay.

A spokeswoman for Acura said delays at the Marysville, Ohio plant producing the NSX, and changing performance targets for the car were responsible for the setback.

“Since this American-made supercar is the ultimate expression of the Acura brand, we want to ensure we’re delivering the best vehicle and customer experience possible,” an Acura spokeswoman wrote.

The NSX has had a difficult birth, so far.

Automobile reported the addition of turbochargers to the V-6 substantially changed the orientation of the internal combustion engine. Acura’s complex system of three electric motors, two of which power the front axle, wasn’t mentioned by the automaker as being a problem.

Production will start in spring 2016 for a 2017 model-year release. Official prices haven’t been announced, but the car is expected to cost somewhere close to $150,000.

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  • Hummer Hummer on Aug 14, 2015

    I don't understand how Acura can sell cars costing $50k to begin with, and to ask triple for something this impractical and already produced by other makers, very poor. The guys and gals that care about this car have a hard enough time affording the 4 ft wide Vinyl Honda and Vtec stickers they put across their 94 Civics.

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    • Hummer Hummer on Aug 15, 2015

      @fvfvsix I would throw 50k down on a Toyota I wanted in no time flat, I don't see what's to like about Honda nor do I find anything other than maybe the accord worth a second look. Honda makes a lot of boring appliances, granted that may sell, but it doesn't appeal to me. I would drop my money for the worst product to come out of a Hummer dealership long before I bought the best to come out of a Honda dealer. I don't hate Honda, I dislike their product. The cars are all snooze worthy and I have no use for minivan or the crossovers they sell. I can't believe I have to defend myself for even saying this, it's Honda, not Mercedes.

  • DrGastro997 DrGastro997 on Aug 14, 2015

    Right. I see nothing wrong with a six figured Honda product. If you've driven the NSX/NSX-T then you'll understand, maybe. Many criticized Toyota for the LFA and yet, it sold out faster than forecasted. Honda will get this right and won't require a 500 mile stat oil change like a Chevy.

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    • Fred Fred on Aug 15, 2015

      @VenomV12 My brother works as a Lexus dealer, the owner bought the car and displays it at the dealer. Generates a lot of interest. Exactly what a halo car is suppose to.

  • VenomV12 VenomV12 on Aug 14, 2015

    Beginning to think I will have great grandchildren before this car is released.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Aug 17, 2015

    Alfa Romeo will have a full lineup before this car is available in a showroom. And that's saying something. Poor show, Honda. You can do better.