At the Monterey Car Week you get to see exclusive and rare cars. But not only classic one get all the attention. There are even new cars that become the star of the event. Like the recently launched Acura NSX Type S.
Acura announced that the very first serial production 2022 NSX Type S was auctioned for $1.1 million during Monterey Car Week, with all proceeds going to charitable organizations.
The first NSX Type S ever available outside of Japan, VIN #001, was sold to winning bidder Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and chairman & CEO of Hendrick Automotive Group, at Mecum Auctions’ Monterey, California event, on Aug. 14. Acura pledged all proceeds to charitable organizations, including an innovative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education program for underserved youth nationwide in partnership with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), in Columbus, Ohio.
The 2022 NSX Type S made its global debut on Aug. 12 during Monterey Car Week as the best performing road-legal Acura NSX ever, delivering quicker acceleration, sharper cornering and an even more emotional driving experience.
In celebration of the final year of NSX production, just 350 of these exclusive supercars will be available worldwide, with only 300 offered in the United States. The limited-run supercar is now available for customer orders at Acura.com/NSX-Type-S. Hendrick will be able to custom order his NSX Type S to his exact specifications.
Every 2022 Acura NSX produced at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio will be a Type S model. The PMC is the exclusive global production home of the NSX. With its twin-turbo V6 and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, the limited-edition supercar is the ultimate expression of Acura’s commitment to Precision Crafted Performance and the third high-performance Type S model the performance brand has introduced this year. The 2022 NSX Type S firmly establishes Type S as Acura’s performance halo.
The NSX Type S auction marked Acura’s return to the auction scene. The first production version of the second-generation 2017 NSX supercar was auctioned through the Barrett-Jackson auction house in January 2016, also to Hendrick. All proceeds from the 2017 NSX VIN #001 auction benefitted the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.