Honda has announced the pricing for the 2016 Acura NSX, with the base model costing $156,000. However, with options the price can increment by nearly $50,000 to $205,700. For comparison, the NSX’s primary competitors, the McLaren 570S and the Audi R8, start at $184,900 and $117,500 respectively.

The first Acura NSX will be sold at an auction in January and the booking for the rest of the units will commence on 25 February 2016. Honda will launch an online configurator for customers to specify their own options.

The 2016 Acura NSX features a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that is mated to three electric motors to produce 550 hp. The gearbox features a 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that will transfer the power to all the wheels.  The 0 to 100 km/h time reportedly stands at 2.9 seconds. By using a hybrid powertrain, Honda is able to offer a new system called Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive, which includes four different driving modes — Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track.

The second-generation NSX made its global debut at the Detroit Motor Show 2015 and it was showcased to the European market at Geneva Motor Show 2015. It’s worth mentioning that while the deliveries in the United States commence in early 2016, European customers will have to wait till spring for the vehicle to arrive on their shores.

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