June 4, 2016
In today’s automotive world, hybrids and electric cars are what everybody is talking about. The new Acura NSX hybrid supercar came as a successor to the old NSX which changed the face of current supercars. Many critics first thought the NSX was just a marketing ploy, much like the Koenigsegg Regera with its one gear. The Acura NSX concept was first presented in 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and it took four long years to finally become a reality.
Many people were looking for the first NSX to roll out of the factory but AFP has stated that the first car has been sold and they have tracked the owner and how much he paid for it. The first car was manufactured at Ohio’s Performance manufacturing Center (PMC) and went to the Rick Hendrick of NASCAR team owner of Hendrick Motorsport. He bought the first NSX for a whopping $1.2 million.
Obviously, the VIN number the first NSX carry is 001. The performance numbers are truly impressive. NSX comes packed with not one but three electric motors, Honda’s signature 6 cylinders VTEC with two turbochargers and a nine-speed DCT. The maximum power Acura NSX deliver is more than 570hp and has 500 lb-ft at 2000 rpm. Honda has made a revolutionary torque vectoring technology that powers all four wheels with the help of electric motors. Acura NSX can reach 60mph from a standstill in just 2.9 seconds and have a top speed of 190mph. NSX can’t really match the performance of McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari but it came pretty close to them.
The first NSX bought by Rick Hendrick comes with a red pearl finish, carbon fiber upgrades to the roof, rear deck lid spoiler, and engine cover. The interior boasts a luxurious and sporty feel with leather Alcantara trim. The MSRP of standard Acura will be $156,000.