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Acura’s 2017 NSX will start at $156,000 — orders accepted starting on February 25

Acura has announced pricing for its long-awaited NSX sports car and the message that goes along with the numbers says the Japanese luxury automaker is confident in its new car’s abilities and appeal.

With prices starting at $156,000 (excluding $1,800 for destination and handling) and ranging all the way up to $205,700 with options, the 2017 NSX is now firmly in supercar territory.

For comparison sake, when the original Acura NSX exited production in 2005, it cost around $90,000. Factoring in inflation, that same car would cost just shy of $110,000 today, or about the cost of the latest Nissan GT-R.

Orders for the all-wheel drive hybrid sports car will begin on February 25, 2016 and Acura’s online configurator will go live the same day. The first example will be auctioned next month by Barrett-Jackson with all proceeds going to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and the Camp Southern Ground.

At approximately twice the price of a new Corvette Z06, Acura is in uncharted territory with its built-to-order halo car. Eight exterior paint options and four interior trims will be offered with three different seating types. The extra $50,000 of options are applied to wheel designs, a carbon-ceramic brake kit, and a carbon-fiber roof and interior trim package.

Standard is the vehicle’s powertrain, a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a rear-axle electric motor and two additional motors at each front wheel, for a combined 573 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel drive configuration, mated to a nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox, gets the 3,803-pound vehicle to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 191 mph.

Designed, developed, and built in the United States, the 2017 Acura NSX will be made in Marysville, Ohio at the company’s Performance Manufacturing Center.