The 2017 Acura NSX with VIN #001 has managed to fetch no less than $1.2 million USD (approximately $1.6 million CAD at current exchange rates) at an auction organized by Barrett-Jackson in January.
While this may seem over the top for a model that normally costs between $189,900 and $250,100 in Canada, it was all for charity as the money will be directed towards the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.
The very first production-ready Acura NSX was bought by NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick who previously bought the first 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Coupe ($1 million USD, approximately $1.3 million CAD), first 2014 Corvette ($1.1 million USD, approximately $1.5 million CAD), first 2012 Camaro ZL1 ($250,000 USD, approximately $337,000 CAD), and the last BMW M5 “30 Jahre” ($700,000 USD, approximately $1.01 million CAD). Just like with the 2017 NSX, all the money from previous sales went to various charities.
The most expensive 2017 Acura NSX money can buy will set you back $250,100 in the highest trim available and with all the optional equipment added. For this hefty sum you will be getting all the bells and whistles, including a carbon fibre roof, carbon ceramic brakes, and a carbon fibre interior sports package.
With a combined output of 573 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, the hybrid supercar does the sprint to 100 kilometres per hour (60 MPH) in around three seconds and tops out at 307 km/h (191 MPH).
Acura builds the second-generation NSX at its Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.