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“Just” $158,500 and the 2021 Acura NSX Will Go on a Long Beach Blue Pearl Tour

Back in 2019, Acura entered a multi-year partnership with the organizers of the famed Grand Prix of Long Beach, heralded by motorsport aficionados as the longest-running street race in America and also one of the legendary IndyCar entries. Jump forward in time to the arrival of the 2021 Acura NSX and it’s easy to understand why the brand chose the “Long Beach Blue Pearl” branding for its latest heritage paint.
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While the NSX hybrid supercar is not a new offering by any means, having its first deliveries for the current second-generation back in 2016, Honda’s premium brand Acura doesn’t feel the need to bring too many updates to keep things fresh for the new model year.

As such, the company is highlighting the introduction of the 2021 Acura NSX, which is due for initial deliveries early next year, with just one additional color. Oh, but what a hue, its fans would say. The Long Beach Blue Pearl is joining Berlina Black and Indy Yellow for the NSX heritage paint catalog, costing a mere $1k.

It’s a spectacular bargain when comparing it to the “Andaro Colors” - Valencia Red Pearl, Nouvelle Blue Pearl – which are six grand each! Of course, you’ll first have to shell out a spicy $157,500 (MSRP, doesn’t include $1,995 for destination and handling), first, for an NSX of the 2021MY...

By the way, the reason Acura included a hero shot of the first-generation and second generation NSX side by side, sporting what look like matching hues in that it originally had the Long Beach Blue available for the previous iteration as well. Striking at the chord of heritage enthusiasts is always the way to go...

So, at least they have double reason for the introduction – not just to celebrate the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach partnership, but also one of the rarest color options of the series. In its original run of just four years (2002 to the model’s demise in 2005), the first generation NSX sold in just 88 units with the paintwork.

As for the technical specs, the NSX raced this year up the Pikes Peak to a new hybrid record, so it's understandable the engineers' Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, decided there was no reason to change the twin-turbo V6, three electric motor, and nine-speed dual-clutch setup...

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