The automotive world got its first look last week at the high-end sports car that will soon be rolling out of Honda's new plant in Marysville.

The automotive world got its first look last week at the high-end sports car that will soon be rolling out of Honda's new plant in Marysville.

With its engine revving, the Acura NSX rolled onstage Monday, Jan. 12, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was the public's first look at the production version of the supercar that will go on sale before the end of the year.

The model, which will sell in the $150,000 range, is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine along with three electric motors.

"As kids, we grow up dreaming of cars that are limited only by our imaginations," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "The NSX is that kind of car."

The gas-electric hybrid system allows the NSX to run in four modes, ranging from the nearly silent "quiet" mode to the high-performance "track" mode.

Honda, which owns Acura, is reviving a model that was sold from 1990 to 2005 and was the darling of many car enthusiasts. The NSX is being built at the new plant, staffed by about 100 people. Engineering for the model is being led by Honda R&D Americas in nearby Raymond.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who is appearing in ads for the NSX, was on hand for the event.

"Looks good," he said, surrounded by reporters, several of whom were stretching to take selfies with him. "Worth the wait."

The car rolled onto the stage via a catwalk-like platform as a soundtrack blared in front of an audience of industry leaders and the automotive media.

Many aspects of the model had not been seen until last week. This includes the interior, which Honda describes as a "human support cockpit" that keeps the instrument panel low so the driver can have an unobstructed view of the road.

"Simply stated, the interior of a supercar should improve your driving experience or get out of the way," said Ted Klaus, one of Honda's top engineers and an NSX project leader.

The automaker announced the revival of the NSX at the Detroit show in 2012 and had been gradually revealing prototypes and other details. The long run-up has built anticipation while testing the patience of some enthusiasts.

"It just gets to the point where you're like, 'OK, let's just get it on the road,' " said Bill Visnic, an editor for Edmunds.com, a website for auto buyers.

The original NSX sold for about $90,000. Its annual sales topped out at 1,940 in 1991.

The price of the new one is not a surprise to Visnic, considering all the new technology involved.

"The question is going to be: Is that a price point that's going to be jolting in the Acura showroom?" he said.

Dealers will begin taking orders this summer.

For employees working on the car in Ohio, the Detroit show was a brief respite before the final push to get it to market.

"It's been extremely busy, extremely challenging, and now we go into the production stage," said Clement D'Souza, one of the project leaders.