2017 Acura NSX supercar raises $1.7m for charity

A 2017 Acura NSX supercar made $1.7m in Barrett-Jackson's January 30 Scottsdale auction.

The Acura NSX is a Japanese-designed sports car built in the US.

Acura NSX 2017
The 2017 Acura NSX is a second generation sports car

The first generation NSX was released in 1994 and attracted a popular following due to its good looks and exceptional handling.

This latest version will retail for around $156,000 when it enters full production in the autumn of this year.

Nascar head Rick Hendrick was the top bidder (he spent a total of $4m during the sale).

The funds from the lot will be donated to North Carolina based children's charities the Pediatric Brain Tumour Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.

John Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura, explained: "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…

"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."

This year's Scottsdale meet produced some eye catching results, with a 1965 Shelby Competition Cobra selling for $2.2m at RM Sotheby's and a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale making $3.4m at Gooding & Company.

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