Acura is bringing back a super rare old school color from the vault for the 2021 NSX.
Back in 2002 Acura gave the NSX a facelift to modernize it a bit for the times. The most notable change is the transition from the 80s-licious flip-up headlights to a fixed headlight design (I prefer the flip-ups).
Along with that refresh Acura offered a new color for the NSX called Long Beach Blue which replaced the Monaco Blue color offered in the years prior.
Fun fact: I’m from Long Beach! Grew up in the LB so I always told myself if I was ever lucky enough to get an NSX I’d get one in Long Beach Blue.
Unfortunately I was fresh out of high school in 2002 so buying a six-figure Japanese supercar was somewhat out of reach. Furthermore, the color was only available for four years and during that time only 88 cars were sprayed with that hue.
So, even if I had some of that sweet pre-crash dot-com cash back then, getting the NSX in that color would have been extremely difficult.
Fast-forward 15 years and a lot of things have changed! Today Acura graced the internet with some good news when they announced that Long Beach Blue is coming back for the 2021 NSX.
As you might guess, one of the major factors in Acura deciding to bring this rare-hue back is the fact that they are now the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The original color has been tweaked a bit and is officially called Long Beach Blue Pearl whereas I believe the original color had a more metallic finish.
Long Beach Blue Pearl is offered as a “premium” color along with Indy Yellow Pearl, Thermal Orange Metallic, Source Silver, and Casino White Pearl.
That being said, since it falls under “premium”, the new color is a $1,000 option. Which sounds like a lot on paper but considering the 2021 Acura NSX starts at about $157,500, an extra grand isn’t that big of a deal.
The 2021 Acura NSX can be ordered right now with deliveries scheduled to start early next year. Acura hasn’t detailed if Long Beach Blue Pearl is limited edition, but I wouldn’t count on it being an easy color to get.
Any interested parties should move fast. Me? Well I’m still not quite in the position to drop $158k on a supercar…yet. I definitely think one of those lotto tickets will work out though so it’s just a matter of time.