The first all-new Honda NSX to roll off the production line has sold at an auction in the US for a cool US$1.2 million – nearly 10 times its market value in the country.
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 US$1 million dollar mark at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction on the evening of Friday 29thJanuary, 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.
With a US retail price starting at US$157,800 ($223,228) including delivery, the all-new NSX is Honda’s first built-to-order car. An online configurator will also launch on 25th February in the US allowing prospective customers to explore the 421kW, twin-turbo hybrid supercar for themselves.
The all-new Honda NSX is set for an Australian launch next year.