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Sunday, December 20, 2015
Would You Pay $156,000 For an All-New Acura NSX Supercar?
In 1991, you could pick up a brand new Acura NSX for just $60,000. Adjusting for inflation, that’s about $104,000 in 2015 money. Unfortunately for buyers, Honda and Acura felt its 2017 NSX was more than just the price of inflation. The new NSX starts at $156,000, which isn’t chump change by any means.
But the real question here is if the new NSX is actually worth the six-figure price tag mentioned above. Let’s look at the specs. The hybrid supercar features a twin-turbo V6, all-wheel drive, and somewhere near 573 horsepower in total. It’ll blast to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, while continuing on to a top speed of 191 mph. Not bad.
Comparably, the NSX’s main competition will hail from Germany and the UK. The new Audi R8 and McLaren 570S, just to name a few. Of the ones mentioned, the R8 is the cheapest starting at just $117,000. But it’s also underpowered with just 430 horsepower (unless you opt for the more powerful, more expensive V10).
The McLaren 570S, on the other hand, starts at $184,900, with a less-powerful 562-horsepower 3.8-liter V8, and a slower 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds. Price wise, it seems like the NSX is somewhere right in the middle of the pack.
At the end of the day, we won’t really know if the NSX will be worth the money until we actually get out and drive it. Don’t worry, we’ll be doing that very soon…