The first car is particularly special - and cost a whole lot more than a regular NSX would.

Bought in auction back in January, the $1.2m winning bid has been donated to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Camp Southern Ground.

Even so, Acura envisages NSX ownership being an exclusive thing in the US: first year sales for the country are only seen as hitting 800 cars.

It takes around 100 hours to make a single NSX, Acura says, including dropping in the hybrid powerplant - that features a 3.5-liter V6 engine with twin-turbochargers, paired with three electric motors that help the car with its clever torque vectoring system - manufactured nearby at a second facility in Anna, Ohio.

Meanwhile, rumors linger of an altogether more straightforward version of the new NSX, dubbed by some the NSX Type-R, doing away with the hybridization in favor of a single, gasoline engine.

The company refuses to comment on the possibility, mind, though it has made just such a car in the shape of the NSX GT3, which it will take racing in 2017.

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