Acura's revived NSX took a long time to reach the market—when the production car was finally shown, Acura promised ordering would begin in mid-summer of this year—but it's finally here, and we finally know how much you'll pay for one. The revived sports car will start at $156,000 for the base model, $1800 destination; the online configurator and ordering form will be available starting February 25th.
For that hundred-and-fifty-, you get a twin-turbo, dry-sump 3.5-liter V6 pumping out 500 horses and 406 lb.-ft. of torque from an engine compartment just aft of the cockpit, augmented by three electric motors, one between the engine and the dual-clutch nine-speed transmission, and one powering each front wheel. The driveline-mounted motor adds 47 hp and 109 lb.-ft. to the rear wheels, while the twin front motors each sing to the tune of 36 horses and 54 lb.-ft.
In our first drive of the new NSX, the hybrid, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive setup completely and utterly mitigated any hint of lag from the twin-turbo engine. That said, it's an entirely different kind of animal than the original NSX, in some complicated and unexpected ways. Read our full analysis of the new Acura sports car here.
The original NSX, when it came to the U.S. market in late 1990, stickered for around $60,000—. With every single option available, like premium paint, upgraded wheels, a super sound system, and carbon fiber trim, the 2017 NSX will push $205,000. Then again, that probably won't be the biggest number paid for an NSX in 2016: Acura will auction off the very first original NSX, VIN number 001, at Barrett-Jackson in January, with proceeds going to two charities.