The very first 2017 Acura NSX has been SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! at the Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The vehicle donning vin #001 was sold for an astonishing $1.2 million to Rick Hendrick, owner of the Hendrick Automotive Group. The proceeds of this auction will be donated to two charities: The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.
The sticker price of the NSX is a little more than 1/8th of the auction price at $156,000. Mr. Hendrick might be crazy here but if the past has suggested anything it’s that the NSX is automotive artwork, one that will be a classic many years from now.
In the 90’s and early 2000’s the Acura NSX was Honda’s response to the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of that age. The mid-ship, rear wheel drive configuration was a competent driver’s car that could provide customers with the supercar feel, without the supercar price tag.
Fast forward to the present and the new NSX follows the same design ideology: Capture existing Supercar technology and repackage it in an Acura price tag. The 2017 NSX is now a mid-ship, all-wheel drive hybrid, representing the Supercar design ideology of today. It remains to be seen if the NSX will become as valuable as some of the old ones are getting, as that market is seeing a tremendous uptick in value currently, but regardless if it pays off in the long run or not, this was a fantastic sum for two great causes.
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