Last year, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld visited the new 2017 Acura NSX. During the visit, Leno pointed out that he’s glad he got the first one, and how he’ll give Seinfeld a ride in it when he gets it.
Well, according to a December 18 press release from Honda, someone attending the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 auction will actually be receiving the first NSX. What’s more, the proceeds from the auction will be going to both the Pediatric 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,” said Jon Ikeda, Vice President and General Manager of the Acura Division, in the press release. “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. And we’re pleased to be able to support two incredible children’s charities, Camp Southern Ground and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, with the NSX.”
When the bidding starts, bidders will be going up against the newly announced MSRP of the car. According to the press release, the 2017 Acura NSX price in the U.S. is set at $156,000. Customers who want all options available will be looking at a price tag of $205,700. These options include:
- Eight exterior colors
- Four interior color schemes
- Three different seating surface options
- Exterior and Interior features
- Three wheels designs, painted or polished
- Carbon-Ceramic brake options
- Carbon fiber interior sport package
- Carbon fiber roof
For those wanting to buy American, you’ll be pleased to know the 2017 NSX was designed, developed and manufactured in America. It’s also Acura’s first “build-to-order” vehicle.
“The NSX is the pinnacle expression of Acura precision crafted performance and we’re thrilled to take the next step toward bringing it to market,” said Ikeda. “We’re creating new space within the supercar realm, pushing the envelope beyond the conventional thinking about supercars – just like the original NSX.”
If you’re interested, orders for the NSX will begin on February 25, 2016.