Finally, after years of development and numerous spy shots (including the fire incident at the ‘Ring), the highly anticipated Honda NSX is set for its world debut at next year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Before the supercar-slayer goes on to take the stage at Detroit, Honda has released another round of teasers that include a few darkened photos and a 30-second video to give an early glimpse of the production-ready NSX. The overall shape seems to follow closely the concept we’ve seen before and the sound the three-motor, twin-turbo Sport Hybrid unit makes is nothing short of glorious.
To recap, the second-gen NSX is developed by Honda’s R&D team based in Ohio while the design is carried out by the Acura Design Studio in California. It will be produced at the company’s new Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Acura NSX Production Model to Make World Debut
at 2015 North American International Auto Show
TORRANCE, Calif., December 17, 2014 – The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on January 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit. View the video at YouTube.com/Acura.
“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”
An Acura NSX concept model made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, where Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President & CEO Takanobu Ito announced that development of a next-generation NSX would launch in three years, led by an American R&D team and produced at a state-of-the-art new plant in Ohio.
“After three years of intensive development work we are excited to reveal this next-generation supercar-the Acura NSX-to the world,” said Ted Klaus, chief engineer and global project leader over NSX development. “We’ve developed a human-centered supercar that responds to the will of the driver and that builds upon the NSX heritage.”
The next milestone in the launch of the NSX will be the reveal of the production version at the Acura press conference at the North American International Auto Show on January 12 at 11:50 a.m. ET. Watch the press conference live at youtube.com/Acura.
The NSX is being developed by a global team of engineers led by the company’s North American R&D operations in Raymond, Ohio, with design led by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, CA. The Acura NSX will be produced exclusively at the new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts.