New Honda NSX to be built in Ohio

Posted on May 15, 2013 by
The new Honda NSX should enter production in 2015

The new NSX should enter production in 2015

Honda’s all-new NSX supercar will be built at a new $70 million factory dubbed the Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio, United States.

The factory will be housed in what was Honda’s N America logistics facility and employ around  100 people. The powertrain will also be assembled in Ohio at Honda’s engine plant in Anna.

The newcomer has a tough act to follow as the original NSX remains a firm favourite with performance car enthusiasts

The newcomer has a tough act to follow as the original NSX remains a firm favourite with performance car enthusiasts

The all-new NSX, will be badged as a Honda in Europe and Acura in the U.S. and feature a unique powertrain and body structure using  a mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to Honda’s new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.

Honda also announced that Honda R&D Americas chief engineer Ted Klaus is leading the global team developing the new NSX, and Clement D’ Souza, associate chief engineer at Honda of America, is leading the team that will bring NSX to mass production in 2015.

“This new plant will be as unique as the vehicle we will build here,” said D’Souza. “In creating the plan for this plant, we looked closely at each process and determined the perfect blend of associate craftsmanship and technology to adopt a new approach to manufacturing.”

The car will showcase Honda's considerable abilities as a luxury sports car maker

The car will showcase Honda’s considerable abilities as a luxury sports car maker

The NSX will feature a unique powertrain and body structure to provide an incredible driving experience. It will be powered by a mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to Honda’s innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.

We have a very clear understanding of the high customer expectations luxury buyers around the world have for a supercar, and our challenge is to exceed them and create new value for the customer,” said Klaus. “This new Performance Manufacturing Centre will be key to this challenge.”

The original was built at the Takanezawa Plant in Japan from 1990 until production moved to the Suzuka Plant in early 2004, where it was produced until 2005. Part of the Tochigi Factory, the Takanezawa Plant was the first manufacturing facility in the world to mass-produce an all-aluminum body and balance advanced production equipment with hands-on “craftsman” processes.

With a mid-mounted V6 and AWD, the new NSX's handling should be sensational

With a mid-mounted V6 and AWD, the new NSX’s handling should be sensational

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