Acura just dropped some nasty, sweaty, hot details on pricing for the new 2017 NSX. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but here are some numbers and dates for those of you looking to get some NSX-iness.
Up until now, we’ve been saying the NSX will cost about 150 grand. Well, we lied to you, folks. Lied. Acura just pulled a Bob Barker and hit us with the “actual retail price.” The final number: $156,000.
Breaking out my TI-89 calculator and plugging a few figures into the Jalopnik mainframe situated inside Pia Zadora’s former lap pool at her foreclosed Malibu estate, I determined that the difference between $156,000 and $150,000 is a whopping $6,000. Our approximation left 10 whole Craigslist ‘93 Lexus ES300s on the table! Or 10 whole ‘95 Jeep XJs!
We know most of our readers measure dollar figures in terms of crappy Craigslist cars, so we realize such gross approximation doesn’t go unnoticed. We’re sorry! Next time, we’ll ask for a tolerance band in their estimated pricing.
Reading further down Acura’s arduously prepared press release, it looks like a fully decked-out version of the 573 horsepower, 3,800 pound NSX will cost $205,700, meaning there’s about $50,000 in optional—crap, that’s leaving a Craigslist motorcycle on the table—actually it’s exactly $49,700 in optional content.
If you’re an early bird looking for a worm, and that worm happens to be the Acura NSX, you get the very first one to roll off the assembly line—VIN number 001— at the Barrett-Jackson auction next month. Don’t expect that one to cost anywhere near the aforementioned MSRPs, but hey, the money’s going to charity. So there’s that.
For the rest of you NSX shoppers, you can wait until February 25th for the online configurator to go online.
Photo credit: Acura