The owner of one of 500 Acura Integra NFTs available for mint is looking to sell the piece of digital art for 12 Ethereum, the equivalent of around $37,300 at current prices. That’s more than the car itself.
Shortly after the new Integra was announced, Acura revealed that the first 500 people who reserve one will be able to mint a non-fungible token of the sporty sedan. It is understood that 167 of the available NFTs have been minted and the owner of this one is clearly looking to make a quick buck off it.
As the folks at Tire Meets Road noticed, a look at the listing on the OpenSea marketplace for NFTs reveals that it was originally listed with a price of 5 Ethereum before the owner canceled that listing and increased the price to 12 Ethereum. This particular NFT is #21 of the 500 that will be available.
Of course, there is a big difference between listing an NFT for 12 Ethereum and actually selling it for that kind of money. While the prices of many NFT projects have soared over the past 18 months, way more NFT projects have failed. We remain unconvinced that these Acura Integra NFTs will prove to be collectibles moving forward.
In addition to launching its NFT collection for the sedan, Acura also recently opened a virtual dealership in the metaverse. Dubbed Acura of Decentraland, the facility allows users to explore the 2023 Integra and its key features. The dealership also houses a clothing section with unique pieces designed in partnership with Wannerstedt.
As you may have already heard, the 2023 Acura Integra is based on the Honda Civic Si and features the same 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 hp and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm). This engine is mated to a CVT as standard but a six-speed manual is also available. Prices will start from around $30,000.