By   May 25, 2016

First Production 2017 Acura NSX

2017 Acura NSX

After just under nine years of waiting, the first production 2017 Acura NSX has rolled off the assembly line. The concept for the next generation NSX was originally announced by Honda in December of 2007 with a target release of 2010. Things took a while to get going, but we finally have the production version of the hybrid supercar.

The very first next generation car was purchased at auction by Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group. The price for this NSX was $1.2 million with all proceeds going to charity.

“Today marks the realization of a big dream here at the PMC and the culmination of more than 30 years of manufacturing experience and expertise here in Ohio,” said Clement D’Souza, engineering large project leader for the Acura NSX. “Our world class team of expert technicians, through their passion, has realized major innovations in the design and manufacturing of a next-generation Acura supercar that truly delivers incredible precision crafted performance.”

This first production next generation Acura NSX is VIN 001. It features carbon ceramic brake rotors, leather and Alcantara interior trim, exclusive interwoven wheels and carbon fiber upgrades including the engine cover, roof, and the rear spoiler.

“The NSX is a pure expression of the Precision Crafted Performance DNA and challenging spirit that defines the Acura brand,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “We can’t wait to give our clients a chance to experience this dream product, and will carry this day’s momentum forward as we continue to invest in and grow Acura.”

“Taking delivery of this first new Acura supercar and knowing the proceeds will benefit two remarkable organizations for children makes this a very special moment for me and everyone on our team,” said Rick Hendrick. “It’s especially rewarding to see this incredible supercar coming to life in the United States, which is a real testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and manufacturing here.”

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