Our days of sleepless nights spent wondering how much the new Acura NSX is going to cost are finally over. Friday, Honda released pricing info for the much-hyped 2017 Acura NSX. And as expected, it’s not cheap.
The hybrid supercar will start at $157,800 and top out at $207,500. That puts it in the same exotic car price range as Ferrari and Lamborghini, which has always been Honda’s plan. It will also go up against the 2017 Audi R8. However, the NSX won’t be as powerful, even with its 573 horses.
This week, Acura also announced the very first 2017 NSX will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to benefit charity. That will take place at the 2016 Barrett-Jackson collector-car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January just ahead of the car’s public launch.
The car itself won’t cross the auction block, it won’t have been built yet. Rather Acura says that NSX VIN 001 can be configured any way the high bidder wants. Proceeds will benefit two children’s charities, the Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.
“The very first production NSX will be such a special and historic vehicle, so we wanted to make sure we treat the sale of it in an equally special way,” says Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura Division. “It will be available for purchase by anyone – anyone that is, who submits the highest bid for VIN number 001 at the world famous Barrett-Jackson auction.”
The NSX also recently received a 2015 “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science magazine for its advanced, new approach to electrified supercar technology.
Acura will open its NSX order books to the public on February 25, 2016. That’s also the day an online NSX configurator will be launched on Acura’s website.
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