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2017 Acura NSX fetches record amount at Barrett-Jackson auction

$1.2 million paid will go to benefit a pair of charities By ,

The 2017 Acura NSX fetched a hefty sum this weekend at the Barrett-Jackson auction, with the winning bidder paying $1.2 million for vehicle identification number (VIN) 001.

The total was a new record for a price paid for a vehicle at the yearly auction, held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, handed over the cash, all of which will go to a pair of charities: The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, based in North Carolina, and Camp Southern Ground in Georgia.

With the winning bid, Hendrick also earns the right to place the first custom order for the NSX, which will go to market this spring.

"It was amazing to witness such generosity of spirit and passion for the new NSX," Jon Ikeda, vice-president and general manager of Acura 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." 

Customers wanting to order a 2017 Acura NSX can begin doing so on February 25 at authorized NSX dealers.

There will also be an online configurator at Acura.com.

That will allow potential customers and fans alike to design and build their dream NSX. Starting on that same day, those interested in purchasing an NSX can contact an authorized Acura retailer to place their order.