Only 88 first-gen NSXs were finished in the same color.
The second-generation Acura NSX may not have achieved the same euphoria that surrounded the original, but the high-performance hybrid remains a fantastic sports car. A big part of its appeal has to do with its exotic proportions which are typical of mid-engine supercars. Its visual appeal can be enhanced by some arresting colors, including Indy Yellow Pearl paint that pays homage to the original car.
Well, Acura has just added a new Long Beach Blue Pearl paint option for the 2021 NSX that joins Indy Yellow and Berlina Black as heritage colors within the available palette. In this shade, the NSX looks absolutely stunning.
Long Beach Blue Pearl is a reference to the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach street race and continues a legacy of NSX colors that were inspired by popular race tracks and corners. In 2019, the NSX set a production car record at the circuit with a time of 1:35.663. That was the same year that Acura became the title sponsor of the event.
Of all the first-gen NSX models that were produced, a mere 88 of them were painted in Long Beach Blue between 2002 and 2005, making it one of the rarest colors of all. Long Beach Blue Pearl is a $1,000 option and joins other premium colors like Indy Yellow Pearl, Source Silver, Casino White Pearl, and Thermal Orange Metallic. The latter color is shared with special PMC versions of other Acura models like the RDX.
No-cost colors for the NSX are 130R White, Berlina Black, and Curva Red. These paints can be contrasted with several brake caliper colors like red, black, silver, and orange.
As before, the 2021 Acura NSX is by far the most expensive product in the marque's lineup and begins at a price of $157,500, excluding a destination and handling charge of $1,995. Besides the color choices, the exterior can be spiced up with a Gloss Carbon Fiber Exterior Sport Package at $12,600, an upgrade that includes a carbon-fiber engine cover.
The 2021 Acura NSX is available to order now and first deliveries are expected to begin early next year.