The first production Honda NSX has been sold for $1.2m at a US auction
Honda’s first NSX supercar to roll off the US production line, VIN #001, has been sold at an auction for a bid of $1.2m. Purchased by Rick Hendrick, owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team, the NSX will go to live in his museum collection in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Sold at Barrett-Jackson’s 2016 Scottsdale auction on 29 January, all the money raised from the sale of this NSX will be donated to US children’s charities, the Paediatric Brain Tumour Foundation (North Carolina) and Camp Southern Ground (Georgia).
Production of the all-new Honda NSX has recently commenced in the USA, and customers will soon start receiving their long-awaited supercar when order books officially open up on 25 February. The NSX was first shown in concept form as early as 2012, making many appearances at motor shows around the world in the meantime.
With a regular price tag of $157,800 (around £111,000) in the USA, the new 573bhp twin-turbo V6 hybrid supercar will go on sale via authorised NSX dealerships. The Honda-badged version is planned to go on sale in Europe later this year.
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