This is not clickbait! The first-ever 2020 Toyota GR Supra produced has been sold for US$2.1 million, or about PHP111 million in our own money, at the at the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
Now, before venting out, you might want to know that all proceeds from the sale will go towards the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) that helps veterans and service members.
Nicknamed “Global 1”, the first-ever Supra built is the only Supra that has a VIN that will end in 20201, with “2020” representing the year the Supra was reintroduced to the world and “1” marking it as the first vehicle to roll off the production line. The one-of-one Supra’s has a unique configuration, too. The exterior is factory-finished with unique matte gray exterior, red mirror caps and matte black wheels. The inside, meanwhile, is the same across all launch edition Supras, possessing a red interior and carbon-fiber inserts.
The unidentified winning bidder 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 NASCAR race at the Richmond Raceway and a chance to drive the pace car and do hot laps with NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip.
“We did the first production 2020 GR Supra justice tonight at Barrett-Jackson,” said Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales, Toyota Motor North America. “When Toyota launches a vehicle of this caliber, you only get one chance to do it right – and this auction was the perfect setting. After 20 years, this marks the return of a legend. Sportscar enthusiasts have been dreaming to slide behind the wheel of an all-new Supra – and we’re happy to be a part of turning that dream into a reality.”