Acura NSX production delayed, to arrive in the spring as a 2017 model

When Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year, Acura said that it was expected to go on sale by the end of the year. Now it’s being reported that production has been delayed until next spring, which means the new NSX will arrive as a 2017 model.

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When Acura unveiled the new NSX earlier this year, Acura said that it was expected to go on sale by the end of the year. Now it’s being reported that production has been delayed until next spring, which means the new NSX will arrive as a 2017 model.
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Acura hasn’t made an official statement about the delay, but according to Automobile Magazine, the cause of the delay is being blamed on the new twin-turbocharged V6. The original concept was unveiled with a naturally-aspirated V6, but the switch to the new, more powerful engine means that Acura’s engineers need addition development time. Acura has not released the official performance specs, but the twin-turbocharged V6 and electric motors are expected to produce around 550 horsepower.

Related: Honda to get ‘Baby NSX’ and it may debut this fall

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When the NSX does go into production next spring, it will be produced at Honda’s Marysville, Ohio plant. Pricing for the 2017 NSX is expected to start around $150,000.

Source: Automobile Magazine