• The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous

Sweet way to bring back a rare color, Acura!

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Normally, we don’t get this excited over a new color brought to adorn this or that supercar, but we have to stand up and admit that on the 2021 NSX, the Long Beach Blue treatment looks absolutely marvelous. Plus, it brings back one of the rarest body colors available for first-gen NSXs, so what’s not to like, really?

1991 - 2005 Acura NSX
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Honda NSX

Get this: just 88 Acura NSX cars were painted in Long Beach Blue, and it was only offered for four years, between 2002 and 2005.

That said, Long Beach Blue sprayed on the 2021 Acura NSX will cost you $1,000. That’s not the most you can pay for your NSX’s color, though. Pick any of the two colors from Acura’s Andaro range (Valencia Red Pearl or Nouvelle Blue Pearl) for the NSX and you’ll have to shell out $6,000.

The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous Exterior
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Of course, if you’re already paying $157,000 for your new Japanese supercar (that’s the MSRP tag of a 2021 Acura NSX sans the $1,995 destination fee), $1,000 for such a neat paint job shouldn’t be a problem.

Since we’re talking turkey, on top of the base price tag, you can always spend more for optional goodies such as the Carbon Fiber Interior Sport Package ($3,800), Gloss Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport Package plus a carbon-fiber engine cover ($12,600), and the carbon-ceramic brake setup with silver, red, or orange calipers ($10,600). The same setup but with black calipers is $9,900.

2021 Acura NSX prices
Premium Colors (NEW: Long Beach Blue Pearl, Indy Yellow Pearl, Thermal Orange Metallic, Source Silver, Casino White Pearl) $1,000
Andaro Colors (Valencia Red Pearl, Nouvelle Blue Pearl) $6,000
Exclusive Interwoven (Polished, Painted, or Machined Finish) $1,500
Pirelli Trofeo R $1,500
Iron Rotors with Red Calipers $700
Carbon Ceramic with Black Calipers $9,900
Carbon Ceramic with Silver, Red, or Orange Calipers $10,600
Gloss Carbon Fiber Decklid Spoiler $3,000
Gloss Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport Package with Carbon Fiber Engine Cover $12,600
Semi-Aniline Full Leather, 4-way power sport seats $1,000
Carbon Fiber Interior Sport Package $3,800
The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous Exterior
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Nothing changes on the powertrain front, so you basically get the same twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 mated with three electric motors and a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Power is still rated at 573 horsepower, but Car and Driver testing showed that’s enough to catapult the NSX from naught to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, with the quarter-mile run taking 11.1 seconds @ 126 mph. That’s what we like to call a blue rocket.

2021 Acura NSX specifications
Powertrain Twin-Turbo Aluminum-Alloy 75-Degree V-6 + three electric motors
Displacement (liters) 3.5
Layout Mid-mounted Longitudinal
Bore and Stroke (in [mm]) 3.6 x 3.5 (91 x 89.5)
Power (hp @ rpm) 573 @ 6500-7500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 476 @ 2000-6000
Specific Output (hp/liter) 143
Maximum Engine Speed (rpm) 7500
Maximum Speed 191 (estimated)
Acceleration (0-60 mph) 2.9 secs (estimated)
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November 11, 2020 — TORRANCE, CALIF.

Long Beach Blue joins Berlina Black and Indy Yellow as latest NSX heritage paint offering
Commemorates Acura’s title sponsorship of the iconic Grand Prix of Long Beach
2021 NSX now available for order with first deliveries early next year

Celebrating its own colorful history, the 2021 Acura NSX will debut a reformulated version of Long Beach Blue, one of the rarest colors from the first-generation NSX palette. The new color salutes North America’s most iconic street race – the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – of which Acura is the current presenting sponsor. Now available for order, the 2021 NSX carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 of $157,500, excluding delivery fees, with first customer deliveries to begin in early 2021.

The new Long Beach Blue Pearl continues a longstanding tradition of NSX colors named after famous race tracks and corners. The original Long Beach Blue is one of the rarest colors applied to the first-generation NSX, with only 88 cars painted in the color during the four years it was available, from 2002 until 2005. Long Beach Blue replaced Monaco Blue Pearl offered in 2000 and 2001.

Each Acura NSX is handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, and continues the NSX tradition of delivering incredible performance innovation to the supercar market. The 2021 NSX is powered by an advanced Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® power unit consisting of a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, 9-speed dual clutch transmission (9DCT), and three electric motors enhancing every element of dynamic performance. The second-generation NSX features an advanced, multi-material body and aluminum-intensive space frame, enabling ultra-high rigidity, compact packaging and outstanding collision safety performance.

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach
In 2019, Acura entered into a multi-year agreement with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach to become title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Long Beach. That same year, Acura set a new production car record of 1:35.663 around the famed street circuit in a factory-spec 2019 Acura NSX.

A premier racing venue, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is headlined by the NTT IndyCar Series, as well as the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 16-18, will host the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup, bringing the NSX GT3 back to the venue for the first time since the 2017 season. More info on the NSX GT3 can be found at AcuraClientRacing.net.

Pricing and Features

2021 Acura NSX (MSRP1)

$157,500

Destination and Handling

$1,995

Exterior

Paint

Standard Colors (130R White, Curva Red, Berlina Black)

Std.

Premium Colors (NEW: Long Beach Blue Pearl, Indy Yellow Pearl, Thermal Orange Metallic, Source Silver, Casino White Pearl)

$1,000

Andaro Colors (Valencia Red Pearl, Nouvelle Blue Pearl)

$6,000

Wheels

Signature Y-Spoke

Std.

Exclusive Interwoven (Polished, Painted, or Machined Finish)

$1,500

Tires

Continental SportContact™ 6

Std.

Pirelli Trofeo R

$1,500

Brakes

Iron Rotors with Black Calipers

Std.

Iron Rotors with Red Calipers

$700

Carbon Ceramic with Black Calipers

$9,900

Carbon Ceramic with Silver, Red, or Orange Calipers

$10,600

Matte Black Exterior Sport Package

Std.

Berlina Black Aluminum Roof

Std.

Gloss Carbon Fiber Decklid Spoiler

$3,000

Gloss Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport Package with Carbon Fiber Engine Cover

$12,600

Interior

Seating

Semi-Aniline Leather with Alcantara, 4-way power sport seats

Std.

Milano Leather with Alcantara™, Manually adjustable sport seats

No Cost Option

Semi-Aniline Full Leather, 4-way power sport seats

$1,000

ELS Studio® Audio + Tech Package

ELS Studio® Premium Audio System
Acura Satellite Navigation
Proximity Sensors

­­Std.

Aluminum Sport Pedals

Std.

Carbon Fiber Interior Sport Package

$3,800

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar. All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com.

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