The much anticipated 2017 Acura NSX supercar will be available for customers to start ordering Feb. 25 and will be priced beginning at $156,000, the luxury brand announced Friday.
With all options and features, the car will top out at $205,700. The cars are expected to be available in the spring for customers.
“NSX is a highly customizable supercar and we anticipate that most customers will be incorporating a number of the available factory installed options,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura Division.
Ikeda said some customers may choose to come to the plant to see their NSX being made. The NSX will be built by hand at a new production facility in Marysville, Ohio.
Who will get the first NSX has been highly speculated and there has been interest from two celebrities, comedians Jerry Seinfield and Jay Leno. But Ikeda said the brand will take a more democratic approach.
“It will be available for purchase by anyone — by anyone, that is, who submits the highest bid for the very first production NSX VIN No. 001,” Ikeda said.
NSX VIN 001 will be auctioned off the last week of January 2016 during the Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Proceeds from the supercar’s auction will go to the Pediatric Brian Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.
A vehicle configurator at Acura.com will go live Feb. 25 and allow potential customers to explore how they might build a dream NSX. It will also direct serious customers to explore the official ordering process with authorized NSX dealers.
The halo car for the brand, which will be built in limited quantities, will be available in eight exterior colors. There are four interior colors in three different seating options. Some customizable features include three wheel designs, carbon-ceramic brake options, carbon fiber interior sport package and a carbon fiber roof.
The original mid-engine NSX debuted in 1992 and was discontinued in 2005. A concept NSX was shown at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the production model was revealed in January at the Detroit auto show.