You know a model has been highly anticipated when the first production unit gets snatched at an auction organized recently by Barrett-Jackson for a cool $1.2 million.
The 2017 Acura NSX with VIN #001 has done the feat and we may remind you the standard model costs $156,000 – fortunately the reported winnings will all go towards charity as they will help the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground. And the first unit of the production series Acura NSX has been snatched by NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick – a well known call collector that also has a number of other prime edition vehicles: 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Coupe ($1 million), 2014 Corvette ($1.1 million), 2012 Camaro ZL1 ($250,000), and the final BMW M5 “30 Jahre” ($700,000). And he did it for the sake of others – because all those proceeds also went to various charities.
By the way, if you’re in town looking to acquire a new 2017 Acura NSX we can tell you the biggest shell out amount will be of $205,700 – the flagship trim and all optional included. For that you’ll get the carbon fiber roof, some ceramic brakes as well as a carbon fiber interior sports package. The hybrid supercar has under all the bells and whistles a performance-oriented hybrid powertrain unleashing a combined power of 573 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, which is good for a zero to 60 mph run in about three seconds and a top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h). We also added for good measure the automaker’s brand new Super Bowl commercial starring the NSX.