The vehicle would become an instant classic, one that did sports cars in an approachable, user-friendly way while still maintaining excellent performance and a playful attitude.
26 years later, the highly anticipated successor has rolled off the assembly line.
Rick Hendrick earned the keys to VIN 001 after placing a $1.2-million winning bid at a Barrett-Jackson auction in January, the proceeds of which went to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and a non-profit organization called Camp Southern Ground.
Hendrick s new ride features plenty of custom-ordered accoutrements, including interwoven wheels, Alcantara interior trim, and a variety of carbon fiber upgrades on the engine cover, roof, rear spoiler, and brake rotors.
Taking delivery of this first new Acura supercar and knowing the proceeds will benefit two remarkable organizations for children makes this a very special moment for me and everyone on our team, said Hendrick.
Instead of the 3.0-liter, 270-horsepower V6 that powered the first-gen model, the 2017 version boasts a 573-horsepower hybrid system that includes a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors.