After investing some serious coin into the NSX-only factory, Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center is ready to start producing the newest supercar.

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The frame of the NSX is 100 percent robot MIG welded.

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"Robot Cell Overview" might just be code for "The machines are alive."

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There are eight robots applying 860 MIG welds to the frame of the NSX.

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After welding, the frame goes to quality confirmation to ensure the NSX has been accurately welded.

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A zirconium bath for the frame and panels helps prevent corrosion.

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It takes four days to apply the 11 coats of primer, paint and clear coat.

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There are 22 assembly stations in the PMC. Each NSX is hand assembled, save for a urethane adhesive on external panels.

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Jeff Henault, assembly technical leader, explains the wirelessly enabled torque wrenches used in the PMC. The wrenches record the exact torque on each bolt, ensuring proper specifications are met.

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The engine is built off-site in Anna, Ohio.

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Each engine is hand built by one person, taking 5-6 hours to complete.

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The 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 is mated to a nine-speed dual clutch transmission. The power plant is installed before the body panels, which makes it easier for technicians to access the engine bay and preserves the paint finish on the panels.

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I think you can predict where the air scoop goes.

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Rear panels are finally installed and the NSX is nearly complete.

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The PMC has already built 150 preproduction cars. Official production is due to start end of April 2016.

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Wheel alignment takes 45 minutes, but is made easier by the patent-pending "Star Wars" chair.

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The final test: four post shakers simulate driving on a rough road.

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The original NSX, or New Sports Experiment, is front and center in the lobby of the PMC, hinting at the good things to come from inside.

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