now here is what i have gathered on this thread. 1. we have al pretty much agreed that the vette is a better performer overall no just for the money, that is stock and Z06. 2. We have discussxed the merits of the NSX's extra cost and debated them as being due to quality, reliability, longevity, and prestige/luxury. hmmm. Interesting. my take, which i am sure no one wants is this. The NSX is more expensive due to its different setup (mid/rear) exclusivity in numbers and being hand built (which if i am not mistaken so is the vette in bowling green kentucky). Now if you ask me, and i am no economics or business major...oh wait yes i am, those three things can all be acomplished by marketing. The nssx has a different design which makes it immediatly stand out against the rest of the major car manufacturers top cars so there fore honda has a huge HUGE advantage in that it is alread exclusive in its design. Now all that they have got to do is make it exclusive in numbers and jack up the price!! And i think that this is what happened. same with the viper, different car, not many close competitors, make it low in nuber and raise price. All it is is supply vs demand high demand low supply = high price. I believ that the vette could be done the same way, even though that is not the history of the vette to be a high priced exclusive car it is to be the poor mans ferrarri if you will. If chevrolet had decided to produce only 10,000 vettes per year and then sell them at 65,000 the way that they are today, they would sell every stinkin one every year. Because partially of the name and partially because it is such a kick ass car. i dont think that anyone could argue that, due to the fact that as the vette is now to get a new one at most dealers there is a waiting list. The only bitching that i have heard from any of the many many vette owner that i know and hang out with (being a member of a vette/fbody club will do that to you) is about little electrical snaf foos that shouldnt happen, but they are not anything major (just the automatic night sensing headlights not working properly or the light that shines on the shifter when the headlights are on not turning on stuff like that) The vette in my experience is a wonderful car. no reliability issues so far (,y fathers has 75,000 on it and is a convertable) no leaky seals around the targa tops in the club around the windows in the convertables. nothing. The NSX probably does have nicer leater inside and it damn well better being 30+K more expensive why would it not? The NSX damn well bett have more luxury features inside even though no one yet has even mentioned one of these exclusive luxury items that the NSX has that the vette is lacking. I would like to know what they are. In short, the NSX is more expensive due to a very wise marketing decision on the part of honda, by making exclusive in numbers and then also putting it under the acura nameplate to make it exclusive in name as well as design, that is why your NSX cost more, nothing else.