Honda announced on Monday that it plans to build a new facility in Ohio to make the Acura NSX supercar, which it debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The iconic sports car has not been sold for more than five years and the original NSX was built in Japan from 1990 to 2005. Honda says the new NSX will be on the market within the next three years.
The car will not only be built in central Ohio, it will also be designed there as well.
“It says a lot that we’re willing to bring a marquee vehicle like the NSX to Ohio and say we have the we have the engineering talent and capabilities here to do it,” Jeff Conrad, Acura’s vice president, said according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
While the new facility will create jobs, the Plain Dealer reports that Honda officials have told the paper the number of jobs created will be significantly fewer than GM’s Corvette plant in Kentucky, which has 400 workers.
The company says the new plant is another investment in its almost 30-year relationship with the Buckeye State. Honda says it builds more cars and light trucks in the state than all of the other automakers combined.