It seems the next-gen Honda NSX (concept pictured) is well and truly underway – Honda has announced that the supercar will be built at a new Performance Manufacturing Centre in Ohio.

The US$70 million (RM210 million) facility will take up an area of 184,000 square feet and will be the Japanese company’s third car plant in the Midwestern state.

The Performance Manufacturing Centre is set to recruit around 100 highly-skilled associates from within Honda’s existing Ohio operations. The hybrid powertrain, involving Honda’s SH-AWD and VTEC V6 unit, will also be assembled in Ohio, at the Anna engine plant.

Leading the global development team is Honda R&D Americas chief engineer Ted Klaus, and in charge of production is Honda of America associate chief engineer Clement D’ Souza.

The next-gen Honda NSX is expected to go on sale only in 2015, but pre-orders are already being taken over in the UK, where over 20 customers have placed their deposits.