Sorry, Seinfeld: The first Acura NSX is being auctioned off for charity

The proceeds from selling VIN 001 will go to two children's charities, about three weeks before customers can start placing orders.

The 2017 NSX will be the first all-new Acura to be auctioned off for charity.

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The owner of the first 2017 Acura NSX off the production line is still a mystery, and it will remain that way until the last week of January. That's because the car isn't already promised to anybody. Instead, it'll be heading to auction, and all the proceeds from the sale will go right to charity. That's much cooler than handing it off to some celebrity.

Of course, Seinfeld, Leno or any other car geek of note could very well pick it up, because the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona is open to the public. The winner's money will be split between the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground, and the buyer will be able to select his or her preferred options before taking delivery.

Along with news of the auction, Acura finally unveiled its supercar's price tag. The 2017 NSX starts at $156,000 (directly converted, about £104,596 or AU$217,236), which excludes a staggeringly high $1,800 destination charge.

As the car is made to order, you can load your NSX up with all manner of costly accoutrements -- fully loaded, you'll walk out of the dealer with $205,700 missing from your wallet. Customers can start placing NSX orders on February 25.

For the rest of us schlubs that can only dream of placing an order, we're in luck, because the NSX's online configurator launches the same day that the order books open up.

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