Acura just sold the first new NSX supercar — for $1.2 million

Acura NSX Auction

At auction this weekend, Acura sold the first new 2017 NSX supercar to roll out of its factory for a whopping $1.2 million.

The red supercar sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona to NASCAR tycoon Rick Hendrick.

According to Acura, all proceeds from the auction will go to a pair of charitable organisations — the Pediatric Brain Tumour Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.

“It was amazing to witness such generosity of spirit and passion for the new NSX,” Acura vice president and general manager Jon Ikeda said in a statement.

“Mr. Hendrick will have the great satisfaction of owning and driving the very first next-generation NSX, and making a difference in the lives of thousands of children.”

The second generation Acura NSX has been more than a decade in the making.

Fans of Acura’s high-tech supercar have waited since since 2005 when the first generation ended its 15-year production run.

The hybrid 2017 NSX will be powered by a 3.5 litre, twin-turbocharged V6 assisted by a trio of electric motors to produce 573 horsepower. Acura expects the Ohio-built supercar to hit 60-mph from a standstill in about 3 seconds reach a top speed of more than 190 mph.

Acura will begin taking customer orders for the new NSX at the end of February with a starting price of $156,000.

Acura NSX Auction

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