First 2017 Acura NSX Delivered to Buyer
Back in January, the first 2017 Acura NSX was auctioned off at a charity event. The winning bid at that Barrett-Jackson auction belonged to Rick Hendrick, the man behind the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team. Finally, his car is complete and has been delivered.
The Valencia Red Pearl NSX would normally cost in the ballpark of $205,000USD fully loaded, with the “entry level” Acura NSX starting at $156,000. At the auction, however, Hendrick paid an astounding $1.2 million, the highest amount of money every paid at the famed auction for a V001 VIN.
Hendrick also chose leather and Alcantara trim for the interior, carbon-ceramic brakes, and an engine cover, rear deck lid, and roof made of carbon fiber. He took delivery of the second-generation NSX from the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio on Tuesday.
In a statement, Hendrick said, “Taking delivery of this first new Acura supercar and knowing the proceeds will benefit two remarkable organizations for children makes this a very special moment for me and everyone on our team.” The two charities benefiting from the auction are the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground in Georgia.
The 2017 Acura NSX has a hybrid powertrain possessing a combined 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. Acura claims that will push the NSX from zero to sixty miles per hour in just three seconds, and achieve a top speed of 191 miles per hour.
The second generation of the acclaimed Acura NSX was a long, drawn-out affair. It had been rumored for years with a concept car released in 2012. It took another three years before production was slated.
The wait has been worth it. For the value, the Acura NSX is arguably the best performance car your money can buy. The two-seater closely resembles the concepts from 2012 and is set to make waves in the sports car category.
The 2017 Acura NSX is being built in Marysville, OH. In his statement, Hendrick referred to the North American production of the NSX: “It’s especially rewarding to see this incredible supercar coming to life in the United States, which is a real testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and manufacturing here.”