MARYSVILLE, Ohio — For people in the market for an automobile largely built by hand and not robots, a few options come to mind. There are Rolls-Royce and Bentley, certainly. Or consider a $250,000 Ferrari made in the north of Italy, or maybe a $250,000 McLaren from the south of England.
Or possibly, as of this summer, a $50,000 Acura born in central Ohio.
In Marysville, at American Honda’s Performance Manufacturing Center, “hand built” may overstate what’s unfolding on the assembly line. But a special PMC edition of the 2020 Acura TLX sports sedan is being built alongside its rich relation, the $160,000 NSX sports car.