Hybrid joins multiple other No. 1s in team owner’s mega garage
The 2017 Acura NSX serial number 001 sold for $1.2 million at the Barrett-Jackson auction this week. The buyer was Jerry Seinfeld, just like the commercials. Kidding, it was Jay Leno. Kidding again. Of course, the highest bidder was NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
Hendrick already owns the first 2015 Corvette Z06, the first 2012 Camaro ZL1, the first C7 Corvette and earlier this week he bought the first 2016 COPO Camaro and 2016 Camaro SS.
The force, and the wallet, is strong with this one.
The NSX, which we drove late last year, stickers for around $150,000, and can be optioned above the double century mark. Regardless, that’s hefty premium for a car that’ll probably just sit in an amazing, garage-like museum for most of its life.
The all-wheel-drive NSX, if you’ll remember, uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, along with two electric motors for power. Output is rated at 573 hp and 476 lb-ft of torque. It may not be as pure as the original, but it’s a good bit faster, and personally, we (I) think it’s better-looking as well.
The proceeds from the sale, like those of many of these big, serial-number-one auctions, went to charity, in this case the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.