MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- Honda officials hope the revived Acura NSX, an advanced hybrid sports car scheduled to arrive in 2015, will strengthen Acura's luxury footing.
"We have a very clear understanding of the high customer expectations luxury buyers around the world have for a supercar, and our challenge is to exceed them," said Ted Klaus, project leader for the NSX.
Honda Motor Co. said last week that it will invest $70 million here to assemble the NSX.
The plant will be staffed with about 100 specially trained production workers and equipped with robots to build the all-wheel-drive car, Honda said.
The 184,000-square-foot plant, to be called the Performance Manufacturing Center, is adjacent to Honda's Marysville plant that assembles the Honda Accord and Acura TL sedans. Workers will be recruited from within the company to assemble the NSX.
"There will be exclusive weld, paint and assembly, and vehicle service departments," said Clement D'Souza, associate chief engineer at Honda of America Manufacturing Inc.