When Toyota took the wrap of the much anticipated rebirth of the Toyota Supra at NAIAS last week, it also revealed that the first 2020 Toyota Supra GR off the production line will go under the hammer at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, and went on the block it did. Not only did the first production 2020 Toyota Supra GR, dubbed “Global #1”, was auctioned, but it was successfully claimed for a cool US$2.1 million by an unnamed bidder.
For the grand sticker, this clearly very rich, super fan of the Supra also receives a full VIP race track experience that includes a fully customized professional racing suit, two VIP passes and hot passes to TOYOTA OWNERS 400 – Richmond Raceway, plus a chance to drive the pace car and do hot laps with former pro stock car racing driver Michael Waltrip. The perks that come with this first production Supra in 20 years are really just desserts.
The real treat is the only Supra to sport VIN that ends in 20201, with the “2020” referred to the year the Supra returns to the market while “1” marks it as the first vehicle to roll off the production line, and an engine cover signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. In addition, “Global #1” gets a factory-finished matte gray exterior, red mirror caps, matte black wheels, along with a red interior with carbon fiber inserts to distinguish as the first of the launch edition for the U.S. market.
But the truth be told, the real boon here is, this person will be the first to roll around in a reborn legend. In winning the auction, the winning bidder also did American Heart Association (AHA) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) a huge financial favor too because, all proceeds from the auction will go directly to support the two wholesome organizations.
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