Oh, and you can drive it at a race track too

Suppose you want to make a splurge and spend at least $157,800 on a car like the Acura NSX, it wouldn’t be outrageous to at least ask for some freebies or bonuses along the way, would it? Well, you might not have to now that Acura has launched what it calls the NSX Insider Experience that grants you access to, among other things, watch engineers and car developers build the NSX in person at the automaker’s Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

The whole experience of being able to watch the NSX come to life is one of many offers Acura is dangling as part of the experience. There’s also the opportunity to go to a test track – in this case, the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio – and learn the skills needed to drive the 573-horsepower hybrid performance car on the track with a professional driver on-hand to provide assistance on the session. Other options like a visit to Honda’s Heritage Center, also in Marysville, can also be added on top of the basic tour that comes with the whole experience.

The basic, one-day tour starts at $2,700. That’s a pretty steep price to pay for a one-day tour, but since those who do get it are likely to have already made reservations to buy an Acura NSX, I don’t think $2,700 should be too much of a problem. There are options, though (like the aforementioned visit to the Heritage Center) that can turn the one-day tour into a two-day excursion. Availing of this option gives customers a one-night stay at the Joseph Hotel in Columbus, Ohio where a concierge will be tasked to arrange the entire itinerary.

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It’s a nice offer, but is it worth it?

I don’t know about you, but I’d be up for watching my supercar roll down the assembly line and spending a day flogging it at the track. What’s more, the instructional time with Acura’s hotshoe is likely invaluable to most drivers.

The only thing I’m not too hot on is the fact that I’d have to spend $2,700 for the program and add God-knows-how-much more in other expenses. If I don’t live anywhere near Ohio, the cost could the whole thing could reach close to $5,000, which would begin to make me queasy. But that’s just me.

I can’t speak for anybody else so if there’s anyone out there who’s intrigued about Acura’s new NSX Insider Experience, then, by all means, learn more about it and see if it’s worth going to.

Read our full review on the Acura NSX here.

Press Release

Acura announced today the launch of the NSX Insider Experience, a personalized program designed for NSX owners1 to experience the making of their bespoke supercar. The program gives owners a curated, one-on-one tour of key Acura facilities across Ohio, including the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the NSX is built, and the NSX engine assembly room at the Anna Engine Plant. Guests also have the opportunity to track an NSX, guided by professional drivers, on the same proving grounds where it was developed and tuned – the Transportation Research Center.

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The 2017 Acura NSX is the only supercar designed, developed and manufactured in the U.S., and is produced exclusively at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio2. The PMC is home to master technicians who have created sophisticated new manufacturing methods around the unique capabilities and specifications of the NSX. Built with customers in mind, the unique design of the PMC allows owners to interact with associates during key points in the build process. Current owners can begin participating in the experience now. This spring, new owners will have the opportunity to witness and participate in the making of their individual NSX, including the opportunity to place the Acura emblem on their vehicle.

"NSX Insider Experience takes our clients behind-the-scenes to see the precision craftsmanship that goes into each NSX," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. "This is a memorable and deeply personal journey that we hope will convey the sense of pride and passion we have for the NSX."

Signature Experience
The NSX Insider Experience offers personalized service from an Acura NSX concierge who will handle all tour details, from crafting the package to making travel arrangements including hotel accommodations, ground transportation, restaurant reservations and evening entertainment options. Upon arrival, owners will be greeted by an onsite guide who will host them through the entire experience.

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At the NSX engine assembly room, owners will witness how each NSX engine is machine balanced, bench tested and broken-in to the equivalent of 150 miles of service, ensuring that every NSX engine is track-ready upon customer delivery. In addition, the experience includes viewing of the engine installation, along with the NSX’s revolutionary front-mounted Twin Motor Unit, which enables electrically powered torque vectoring, a world’s first capability in the sports car realm.

As part of the NSX Insider Experience, Acura has partnered with Le Méridien’s luxury Joseph Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. NSX owners can enjoy a one-of-a-kind guest experience in a custom NSX room at The Joseph, the official hotel of the NSX Insider Experience.

Tour Package Options
The Acura NSX Insider Experience is offered in six distinct packages and owners can choose either one or two-day tour options,which can be customized to include a tour of the Anna Engine Plant in addition to the tour of the PMC. Additional options include a two or four-hour performance driving experience at the Acura Proving Grounds, as well as a tour of the Honda Heritage Center. Packages start at $2,700. More information on the NSX Insider Experience is available at nsxinsiderexperience.com.

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