The first production model of the all-new Acura / Honda NSX was sold at auction for $1.2million, in the US, last week.
The car featuring the coveted #001 VIN number 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 $1million dollar mark at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction on the evening of January 29, 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.
The model features 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.