Acura officially ended production of the NSX on Wednesday, the company announced. The last NSX, a Type S painted in matt Gotham gray, will be sold to a private customer.
The second-generation NSX has had an interesting life. Introduced in 2016 to replace the iconic original, it won our Performance Car of the Year award in 2017 thanks to its then-revolutionary three-motor hybrid powertrain and marvelous twin-turbo V6.
Although sales numbers were dwarfed by competitors, the NSX managed to stick around for more than six years, with around 2,900 cars sold worldwide, according to a statement given to Road & Track from Acura. A good chunk of those numbers come from the NSX Type S, introduced in 2021 in a limited run of 350 cars. The Type S you see here is marked #350 of 350.
Just because NSX production has ended doesn’t mean Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio will remain idle. The factory focused on the limited-production Acura TLX Type S PMC Edition 2023, available in three optional NSX-derived colors: Curva Red, 130R White and Long Beach Blue. The factory will build 100 examples of the car in each color.
This might not be the last we hear about the NSX, of course. A rumor sparked by an executive suggests that Honda may be bringing back its mid-engine supercar as a purely electric vehicle in the near future. We’ll just have to wait and see.