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First 2017 Acura NSX Sells for $1,200,000!

Published February 1, 2016

I don’t think there are many cars coming out in the following year that have been hyped up quite as much as the Acura NSX. As the original has become a classic in the eyes of both tuners and supercar enthusiasts, the expectations were very high. Maybe that’s why it seems like the car was announced years ago and yet hasn’t seen the light of day. Until now, that is.

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Car number 001 rolled off the production line and quickly made its way to the Barrett-Jackson auction. Acura decided to auction it off to benefit two separate charities: Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground, a camp for children with special needs.

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Rick Hendrick, Nascar team owner and avid car collector, generously paid $1,200,000 for the car. To put that into perspective, the base model for the 2017 NSX (that meaning any 2017 model that has a VIN number larger than 001) costs $156,000. VIN number 001 will now reside in a museum in Charlotte, North Carolina with the rest of Rick Hendrick’s car collection.

Acura’s new NSX is shown at McCall’s Motorworks on August 12, 2015 at the Monterey Jet Center in Monterey, Calif.

But this car is more than some big-ticket item auctioned off for charity. This car represents something that a lot of people have been waiting for. The original NSX left such a huge mark and was so prolific that anything short of an absolutely awe-inspiring vehicle will leave fans disappointed. Not to mention, this car faces competition that the original didn’t have to deal with. It is less than a Huracan, but around the same price as an Audi R8. It is more than a base Porsche 911 or Nissan GT-R. The odds are not in its favor, so lets hope that Acura has some tricks up its sleeve for their new flagship supercar.

 

 

 

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