It’s funny; when the forthcoming Acura NSX was first unveiled to the public at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, we and everyone else with an appreciation for the Honda supercar of days past said to ourselves: “this car can’t arrive soon enough.”
Three Auto Shows have come to – and departed from – Detroit since then, and the reimagined Acura NSX still has yet to enter production. In fact, according to Automobile magazine, even the supercar’s most recent scheduled start-date in the Fall of this year is a promise Honda can’t keep.
Instead, the production start-date for the Acura NSX has been pushed back again to Spring, 2016.
The cause of the delay, reports Automobile, was the decision made late in the development cycle to switch from a normally-aspirated to a turbocharged V6 engine. That required the Acura NSX engineers to redesign the entire car from one configured for a transverse-mounted engine, to one which could accomodate a longitudinal arrangement.
When the Acura NSX finally does enter production at the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio, it’s expected to post as a 2017 model, with sales starting sometime late in 2016. The sticker price ought to be somewhere around the $150k mark.