Configurator Fun: 2017 Acura NSX

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The 2017 Acura NSX Configurator is live now, so I wanted to see what my hypothetical new NSX would look like, and how much it would cost.

I’ve stated before that I think the new NSX is a tad overpriced. It starts at $156,000 and can top $200,000 with options. Frankly, I’d have a tough time spending that kind of money for an Acura badge. That said, as a 573hp hybrid supercar, the NSX doesn’t come up short in performance or technology appeal. I also think it looks great, especially with the right options.

My NSX came in around $169,000, which actually isn’t too bad for what you get. I know it says $179,000, but it wouldn’t let me get rid of the carbon ceramic brakes, so subtract the ten grand for yourself.

I found that much of the added options costs on the NSX consist of putting carbon fiber nonsense all over the car. Other than the rear spoiler (which is functional), I didn’t bother adding any of that. A carbon fiber front lip looks great in the showroom, but it’s WAY more expensive to fix if you scuff the nose on a curb. This is an Acura, after all, so why would I want expensive repair costs. If I wanted to spend a lot on maintenance and parts I’d have bought a used Lamborghini for this kind of money.

As for deleting the carbon brakes in favor of the iron brakes, I’d be using my car on the street 99% of the time, so they’re pointless.

I went for the grayish-green paint with the Saddle Beige leather and Alcantara seats, as well as the full technology package. I also had to fit those sweet interwoven wheels. They really set off the shape of the car.

Honestly, though, you could get the new NSX without any options and be perfectly happy with it for the base $156,000. It doesn’t really “need” any of the options to be most of its full self, especially for road use.

When you consider that, the NSX isn’t actually too bad a value. Sure it can top $200,000 if you pile on every little extra, but you’d have to be a gargantuan tool to do so.

Try out the NSX Configurator for yourself, and see where yours comes in!

-Nick Walker

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