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Acura NSX Gets the Axe: What Does That Mean for Prices?

Acura has announced the end of production for their popular throwback supercar, the Acura NSX, but that doesn't mean we should expect prices to start dropping anytime soon, in fact, discontinuing the NSX might mean that prices go up for quite some time before the inevitable reach the supercar price plateau — only time will tell.

Acura has recently announced the end of production for their throwback supercar, the Acura NSX, but not before the release of one final version, the Type S. The NSX was part of a group of cars brought back from a generation of enthusiasts cars, along with the Toyota Supra, and the cars themselves came with many upgrades inside and out. But, if you’ve been waiting for the perfect chance to buy one of the late-model Acura NSXs, you may find that the need for production will likely only cause prices to increase from here.

How much does the 2021 Acura NSX cost?

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Acura NSX | Raymond Boyd, Getty Images

As a supercar, we don’t expect the 2021 Acura NSX to be affordable, and the starting MSRP isn’t exactly surprising. If you’re looking to buy a new 2021 model, you can expect to see sticker prices starting at around $157,500. Because the vehicle itself hasn’t changed much since its release back onto the market, buying a used one or a slightly older model will only mean saving a bit of money, which is a stark contrast to what you expect from the average luxury consumer car, which depreciates heavily in the first few years.

The Acura NSX will become a collectible supercar

Although you could argue that the Acura NSX is already a collectible supercar, nothing makes something more exclusive and exciting as knowing that no more will ever be produced. When it comes to other supercars that have been discontinued, like the Dodge Viper, we have seen that prices stay pretty high, and for pristine condition vehicles, they can go for a premium. Something interesting about supercars, however, is that even though many lose value over time, they never depreciate to the extent that regular cars do. We can anticipate that the value of the Acura NSX will remain relatively high for some time to come, and, as time passes, they may even become more expensive. Though, if you are still interested in buying one, the longer you wait, the higher the chances are that you will find one of these supercars wrecked and ready to be rebuilt.

The supercar price plateau

If supercars don’t increase in price after they have been discontinued, they will only depreciate so much — so, unfortunately, you aren’t likely to see the Acura NSX priced at $10,000 like you might an old Audi or BMW that had a similar new car MSRP. This price ‘plateau’ that older supercars hit after a certain amount of time have passed isn’t an exact science, but it is a pattern we have seen for many vehicles. Some versions of the car may eventually reach a lower plateau, but it is also possible that these cars will increase in price over time as they become rarer, and parts for maintenance and repair become more scarce and expensive.


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The current prices of the Acura NSX are not expected to change, though the MSRP of the Type S may be higher as it will be the final, special edition of the vehicle. As time passes, the value of the car may vary, but as a lower-production supercar, it is reasonable to stay that prices will stay high for quite some time and may even go higher in certain conditions.