The new Honda NSX or Acura NSX as it is known in the US, will be priced from USD$156,000 in Base spec or from USD$205,000 with all the carbon-fibre options checked. A lucky customer, however, paid USD$1.2 million for the very first unit that rolled off the automaker’s Ohio factory.
The fortunate person in question is the owner of NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports and founder of Hendrick Automotive Group, Rick Hendrik, who successfully placed the winning bid for the ‘VIN 001’ NSX at the famed Barrett-Jackson vehicle auction.
On top of that, all proceeds of the auction will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in North Carolina, and Camp Southern Ground in Georgia.
Coming to its second generation, the NSX has some big shoes to fill, judging by the cult following of the Ferrari-slaying model that came before it. The car looks to repeat its glorious history with 573 hp and 640 Nm of torque from a combination of a 3.5-litre V6 engine and three electric motors.
FIRST 2017 ACURA NSX SCORES RECORD AUCTION PRICE OF $1.2 MILLION AT BARRETT-JACKSON
– Final hammer price of $1.2 million sets record auction price for a designated VIN 001 vehicle
– All proceeds go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground
Jan 29, 2016 – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At the auctioneer’s final call, the next-generation 2017 Acura NSX supercar tonight smashed the record for a vehicle auction at Barrett-Jackson for the highest-selling designated vehicle identification number (VIN) 001 with the final hammer price set at $1.2 million. Winning bidder Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and founder of Hendrick Automotive Group, has earned the right to custom order the first production model of Acura’s highly anticipated NSX, which comes to market this spring. All proceeds of the auction will go to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, based in North Carolina, and Camp Southern Ground in Georgia, the passion project of Grammy® Award-winning music artist Zac Brown.
“It was amazing to witness such generosity of spirit and passion for the new NSX,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura. “Mr. Hendrick will have the great satisfaction of owning and driving the very first next-generation NSX, and making a difference in the lives of thousands of children.”
Customer ordering for the 2017 NSX will begin on Feb. 25 at authorized NSX retailers, in concert with the launch of the Acura NSX on-line vehicle configurator on Acura.com.