First Production 2017 Acura NSX Sells For $1.2 Million
In the first weeks of 2016, Acura has already raised more than a million dollars for charity. The new hybrid sports car—the 2017 NSX hybrid—crossed the auction block at the annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona to the tune of $1.2 million. All proceeds went to charities serving Utah and the greater United States.
The $1.2 million auction final price is over a million dollars more than the 2017 NSX’s starting sticker price of $156,000 (plus a $1,800 handling fee). Acura states this is the highest-ever auction price for a serial-number-one car in its history.
For Rick Hendrick of Hendricks Motorsports, however, the luxury sports car was more than worth the cost; the auction’s highest bidder won the rights to the very first 2017 Acura NSX to come hot off the production line later this spring. For everyone else looking to get their hands on the second generation NSX, they’ll have to wait until Feb. 25 to pre-order before the cars makes their way to Acura dealerships, like here at Mike Hale Acura in Utah.
All proceeds from the sale benefit two children’s charities: the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground. A cancer survivor himself, Hendrick is no stranger to high-stakes charity car auctions; the Hendrick Automotive Group owner has previously taken home two other VIN 001 cars at the Barrett-Jackson auctions.
Acura’s new luxury performance sports car brings a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 with three hybrid motors to deliver 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. With a top speed of 191 mph, the 2017 NSX is Acura’s fastest vehicle to date.
While Rick Hendrick will be the first to enjoy the NSX’s sub-three-second 0-60 acceleration, fans of luxury sports cars from the East Coast to Utah will soon be able to do the same. Acura’s online configurator goes live Feb. 25—until then, Acura fans will have to wait.