Bidding was fast and furious at Barrett-Jackson earlier this evening, but when the final bid was submitted and approved, #001 2017 Acura NSX sold for $1,200,000
Earlier in December, Acura announced that they’re auctioning off the first 2017 Acura NSX for charity at the annual Barrett-Jackson week long auction and it looks like they finally did it. This Friday evening, the 2017 Acura NSX sold for $1,200,000 with all that money going straight to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground, both worthwhile charities.
Bids quickly started at $500,000 and rose past a million shortly after. In the last minute, a factory delivery and a special Indy racing package was added on. The winner was Rick Hendrick of Hendricks Motorsports. It should be noted that although they had a Valencia Red NSX on stage, Rick can specify any color and options he wants when he gets around to actually placing his order.
With an MSRP of $156,000 for a base Acura NSX and the top of the line NSX coming in at $205,700+ , the 2017 Acura NSX being sold at Barrett-Jackson was definitely expected to at least cross that threshold from the starting bid.
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You might remember this ad from four years ago as it was the first Acura NSX ad to hit mainstream media. Although Jerry Seinfeld tried his best to get the first NSX, Jay Leno convinced the owner to hand over the keys. But looks like neither of them won out in the end.
The new owner of this 2017 Acura NSX will not only have a piece of Scottsdale history as owning the most expensive Acura to cross the auction block, but will most likely enjoy claiming this charitable deduction when April rolls around when yearly taxes from this fiscal year have to be tabulated and claimed.
Afterwards, Rick can enjoy Acura’s fastest vehicle to date. The 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 with hybrid assist makes upwards of 573 HP and 476 lb-ft. 0-60 MPH comes and goes in less than three seconds and top speeds reach up to 190 MPH and beyond.
As an aside, Acura did release their newest ad for the 2017 Acura NSX to be shown during the Super Bowl. Acura is touting their all new Precision Style mantra which should trickle down to the rest of their lineup.