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PASSION. TEAMWORK. PRECISION. The words above the entrance to the Performance Manufacturing Center define what happens inside. PMC is the purpose-built facility in Ohio29 where Acura NSX is produced. It’s 200,000 square feet of innovation, a place where craftsmanship and technology converge in ways so forward-thinking, it’s sparked a dozen patents. The openness of the space – expansive, airy and absolutely pristine – aptly represents the values of transparency and collaboration here.
BUILDING AN ENTIRELY NEW KIND OF SUPERCAR requires entirely new ways of thinking. At the Performance Manufacturing Center, the same level of innovation that went into the NSX itself went into its production. Top specialists in each area of production were asked to imagine their dream process and work station – then make it real. Thus new tools, systems, materials and practices – many of which are patent-pending – were brought to life, ensuring a perfect union of technology and craftsmanship.
THE PROCESS OF BUILDING EACH NSX IS UNIQUE, a seamless collaboration of technology and human touch. From MIG-welding the bespoke multi-material space frame to final fit and finish, this is a wholly new approach to automobile production: unequalled innovation guided by masters of the craft.
A TEAM OF EIGHT ELITE ASSOCIATES BUILD NSX ENGINES at Acura’s engine plant in Anna, Ohio – where 4,000 square feet is their exclusive domain. Each NSX engine is hand-built by one master builder at their own station, where every fastener is started by hand and every torque measurement is recorded – on all 547 bolts. When complete, the engine is broken in on a dynamotor, revving the engine to various speeds and loads for the equivalent of 150 miles of driving, so every engine is ready to go full throttle on delivery.