First Production Acura NSX Fetches $1.2 Million at Auction

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The first production Acura NSX has crossed the auction block, selling for almost ten times its retail price.

Sporting VIN #001, the supercar was sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $1.2 million with the proceeds going to support the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground. The car was reportedly purchased by Rick Hendrick, the owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team.

The 2017 Acura NSX is the Japanese automaker’s first build-to-order vehicle and will be priced from $157,800 including destination. It also tops out at $207,500 when equipped with all factory features and options.

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If you’re interested in ordering the 2017 Acura NSX, order books will open on February 25, 2016 at authorized NSX retailers. The online configurator will also launch that day so customers can see what will be available on the 573-horsepower, twin-turbo hybrid sports car. The new NSX is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 500 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque. That V6 engine is paired to a trio of electric motors, allowing it to go zero-to-60 mph in around three seconds.

It will feature the lowest center of gravity in its class and uses an aluminum-intensive space frame to help it weigh in at 3,803 pounds.

After years of concepts and teases, the 2017 Acura NSX is finally upon us and check back with AutoGuide.com as we will be getting behind the wheel of it soon to put it to the test.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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