Honda/Acura announced they are building a bespoke performance center exclusively for the production of the new generation NSX super car. 100 highly skilled technicians will put together the new car at this $70 million facility, which is located inside Honda’s former North American Logistics center.
This production site is Honda’s third plant in Ohio, and is only a few miles away from the R&D department, where all the genius ideas are born. It will be a unique operation within Honda’s existing production plant in Ohio; kind of like how Audi builds the R8, Nissan the GT-R, and Lexus did the LFA.
What’s more, Honda has appointed their R&D Americas chief engineer Ted Klaus as the head of the new NSX project. He is instructed to get things going as quickly as possible and bring the NSX to mass production in 2015.
Developed a few years ago as a concept car, the new NSX will feature a unique powertrain and body structure to provide an incredible driving experience. It will be powered by a mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to Acura’s innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system. An example of the car was on display at the opening ceremony of the new plant, attended by local community and government leaders.