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2015 Acura NSX To be Built in $70-Million Ohio Facility


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Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Acura NSX supercar will be produced at a new $70-million Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, Honda announced on Tuesday.
  • The next-generation Acura NSX will be built exclusively in Ohio and exported around the world.
  • Honda's commitment to build the Acura NSX in Ohio is a major manufacturing milestone, marking the first time that a Japanese supercar will carry the "Made in America" label.

MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The 2015 Acura NSX supercar will be produced at a new $70-million Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, Honda announced on Tuesday.

The next-generation Acura NSX will be built exclusively in Ohio and exported around the world.

Honda's commitment to build the Acura NSX in Ohio is a major manufacturing milestone, marking the first time that a Japanese supercar will carry the "Made in America" label. The highly anticipated Acura NSX, which features a new hybrid powertrain, is expected to be a triumphant return for a car that once competed with the finest exotics.

"We have a very clear understanding of the high customer expectations luxury buyers around the world have for a supercar, and our challenge is to exceed them and create new value for the customer," said Ted Klaus, Honda R&D Americas chief engineer, in a statement. "This new Performance Manufacturing Center will be key to this challenge."

Honda said on Tuesday that the NSX will begin mass production in 2015. Pricing has not been announced.

The new NSX manufacturing facility will be Honda's third auto plant in Ohio. Honda says it will be "a unique manufacturing operation that will employ approximately 100 highly skilled manufacturing associations drawn from within Honda's existing operations in Ohio."

The NSX powertrain will be assembled at Honda's engine plant in Anna, Ohio, the automaker said. The NSX will be powered by a mid-mounted V6 engine mated to Acura's new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive system.

The original Acura NSX was built at the Takanezawa Plant in Japan from 1990 until production moved to the Suzuka Plant in early 2004, where it was produced until 2005.

The Acura NSX will be built in the backyard of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, which is assembled in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chevrolet brags that the high-end 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is "the only truly American sports car in the competitive class."

Edmunds says: This is far more than just a facilities announcement for Honda. It brings the 2015 Acura NSX one step closer to reality, along with marking a major moment for American workers and American auto manufacturing.

Comments

  • fortstring fortstring Posts:

    Considering the current currency exchange rates, this was a smart move. I didn't forsee them going America-exclusive for production though. Whoa. That's big.

  • jmm_101r jmm_101r Posts:

    my biggest question is... will the new 2015' NSX continue having an all aluminum chassis??? nO one has said anythin about this important factor. :P

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