The original Acura NSX was quite the impressive and important vehicle. Here was a Japanese supercar when Japanese supercars didn’t really garner all that much respect on the international stage. It was styled like an exotic without the astronomical exotic price tag. It was all-aluminum and hand built. And unlike most other supercars, it did it all NA (naturally aspirated) without the aid of superchargers or turbos. It was iconic and revolutionary.

Here we are some 20+ years later and the Acura NSX is finally ready to roll right back into production and straight into our race-inspired hearts. At NAIAS 2015 in Detroit, Honda had a near production-ready Acura NSX on the floor to show the world, following a new journey that started in 2007 when they introduced the new-generation Japanese supercar in early concept form.

Of course, the upcoming model will be quite different from the original NSX. Going well beyond the hybrid system we see in the “sporty” Honda CR-Z, the new Acura NSX will get a twin-turbo V6 to go with the electric motors for a total output of over 550 horsepower. Yes, it’s no longer naturally aspirated. You’ll also get a 9-speed dual clutch transmission and a variety of driving modes ranging from “Quiet” to “Track.”

And unlike its legendary Japanese counterpart, the new Acura NSX will be built in Honda’s new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. The powertrain will come by way of Honda’s engine plant in Anna, Ohio.

No, this won’t be at all like the original NSX of the early 90s, but maybe it’s not supposed to be. This is a Honda supercar for the generation to follow. It’s certainly a step up from our humble Honda Fit. Expect the 2016 Acura NSX to hit showrooms “later this year” with a price tag in the “mid-$150,000 range.” Our very own Stephen Fung was on the floor at NAIAS and has provided the epic 4K video of the NSX below.

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