January 9, 2012
today announced at the North American International Auto Show in
Detroit that the all-new Acura NSX supercar will be developed and
manufactured in the U.S. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO
Takanobu Ito unveiled a concept version of the Acura NSX and announced
that it will be built in Ohio.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO Takanobu Ito unveiled a concept
version of the Acura NSX at the North American International Auto Show
in Detroit. He announced that the Acura NSX will be built in Ohio.
plans to produce the new supercar at a unique, advanced manufacturing
operation near its current auto production operations in central Ohio.
The original Acura NSX was built at Honda plants in Japan from 1990 to
The new NSX will employ a lightweight chassis, a
mid-mounted V-6 engine and Acura's innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
(Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system. Ito said the new supercar will
come to market within three years.
"Honda associates are up to
the challenge of producing the new NSX for global customers with a high
degree of craftsmanship," said Hidenobu Iwata, head of Honda's North
American manufacturing operations and president of Honda of America
Mfg., Inc. "Honda associates in Ohio have been building high-quality
Honda and Acura vehicles for nearly 30 years, so this news in many ways
is a culmination of their determined efforts."
"We have a rich
history of creating innovative new products for our customers in the
U.S. and in markets around the world," said Hiroshi Takemura, president
of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. "The responsibility to develop the
all-new Acura NSX demonstrates the maturity of our organization, the
know-how of our associates and their ability to create an advanced and
innovative supercar." Honda's U.S. R&D operations have developed 24
new models and are responsible for six vehicles in the company's
current U.S. product portfolio -- the Honda Odyssey minivan, Pilot SUV,
Ridgeline pickup, and the Acura TL, MDX and ZDX luxury-performance
automobiles. A team from HRA Ohio Center will lead the continued design
and development of the new NSX.