Honda will build its next-generation supercar near Marysville, right next to the plant that makes its flagship Accord, the company said yesterday.
In about two years, the new Acura NSX will roll off the line at a 184,000-square-foot building that once served as Honda’s North American logistics center.
The company will spend $70 million on the project and employ about 100 people. The workers will be drawn from Honda’s other plants in the region, a group that one of the project leaders calls an all-star team.
Gov. John Kasich said NSX is the kind of vehicle James Bond would drive.
“I have to tell you, when (you sit) in that car … you become part of the highway; you become part of the road,” he said, speaking to Honda employees and local dignitaries on the mostly empty plant floor.
The NSX is a revival of a sports car model sold by Honda from 1990 to 2005. It will be the first high-performance vehicle of its type to be made by a Japanese automaker in the United States, Honda has said. The previous version had a sticker price of about $90,000. Pricing for the new one has not been determined.