Someone paid a ridiculous amount of money for the new GR Supra! But most of the proceeds will go to charity. 👍
Now THIS is one super Supra! It was an incredible Barrett-Jackson moment when a winning bid of $2.1 MILLION brought the gavel down on the rights to the very first 2020 @Toyota Supra, VIN 20201, to benefit the @American_Heart Association and @Stand4Heroes. pic.twitter.com/cgUbpMdUqv— Barrett-Jackson (@Barrett_Jackson) January 20, 2019
This is the very first GR Supra A90. (Toyota’s racing division is called Gazoo Racing and they are releasing the launch edition with a multitude of exterior and interior features.) It will likely collect dust in a showroom for the rest of its days after selling for such a price. The Launch Edition will sell in the US for $56,180, and is limited to 1,500 cars. The Premium Supra will sell for $54,920 and $50,920 for the base car.
Stay tuned for updates on the pricing for the 4 cylinder options.
From Car Throttle:
“It’s for a good cause, too. Proceeds will be going to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which “Funds and shape programs benefitting post-9/11 impacted veterans and their families,” plus the American Heart Association.
Spec-wise, this GR Supra is unique. It has the red mirror caps, black wheels, red leather interior and carbon fiber cabin inserts of the US Launch Edition, matched to the matte Storm Grey exterior finish of the A90 Edition cars.
The engine bay is signed by Akio Toyoda himself, and the car comes complete with the flameproof overalls, gloves, and shoes plus the helmet worn during the Supra’s final test before being signed off for production. The auction winner will also get to drive the pace car at the Toyota Owners 400 Nascar Cup race in April.
The GR Supra in question is referred to as ‘Global #1’ and wears the VIN 20201.”
About the Barrett-Jackson Auctions:
“Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events.
Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners and automotive enthusiasts around the world. Barrett-Jackson produces The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions® in Scottsdale, Arizona; Palm Beach, Florida; the Northeast at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun and Las Vegas, Nevada, where hundreds of the most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience.”
If you ask us, the new GR Supra is pretty awesome.
It might have a couple BMW parts, but it’s built in Austria by Magna Steyr.
Either way, we still dig it. 👍
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