At a charity auction last week, the all-new
with the coveted #001 VIN number fetched almost ten times its book price at a
The car was bought by Rick Hendrick, owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team, with every dollar raised donated to children's charities the Paediatric Brain Tumour Foundation (North Carolina) and Camp Southern Ground (Georgia).
Bidding for the car topped the $1 million dollar mark at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction on the evening of Friday 29thJanuary, making it the highest charity sale of a VIN #001 manufacturer car in the auctioneer's 45-year history. A renowned collector of first-edition performance cars, Rick Hendrick will add the very special NSX to his museum collection in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With a US retail price starting at $157,800 including delivery, the all-new NSX is Acura's first built-to-order car. An online configurator will also launch on 25th February in the US allowing prospective customers to explore the 573-horsepower, twin-turbo hybrid supercar for themselves.
Specifically designed to bring a "new sports experience" to the supercar segment, the NSX challenges conventional beliefs about supercars, much as the first generation did a quarter of a century ago. This philosophy is realized through an all-new three motor electric hybrid system, a twin -turbo V6 engine 9-speed DCT transmission and multi material body architecture with a range of cutting edge manufacturing practices.
The all-new NSX will be sold under the Honda brand when it goes on sale in Europe later this year.