How much would you pay to ensure that you were getting the very first car rolled off of the production line? The answer in this case is more than $1 million over the sticker price. That's right, NASCAR tycoon Rick Hendrick of Hendrick Motorsports purchased the very first 2017 Acura NSX hybrid that rolled off the line, for $1.2 million.
The stunning red supercar was sold at the famous Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Even though Hendrick paid over $1 million for a car that will have a starting price of $156 thousand, the money went to a good cause. Acura announced that all of the proceeds from the sale would go to the charitable organizations Camp Southern Ground and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
Acura's Vice President and General Manager, Jon Ikeda, issued a statement which said:
"It was amazing to witness such generosity of spirit and passion for the new NSX. Mr. Hendrick will have the great satisfaction of owning and driving the very first next-generation NSX, and making a difference in the lives of thousands of children."
Fans of the Acura NSX have been waiting for over a decade, since production of the model was ended in 2005 after a 15-year run. The second generation NSX promises to be even better than the first. It will feature a 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which will be combined with three electric motors for a total output of 573 horsepower. The new NSX has a top speed of 190 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.0 seconds. For those luxury car enthusiasts who are interested in getting their hands on the new Acura NSX, orders will be taken starting at the end of February.