The first production new Supra will be sold for charity
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Barrett-Jackson kicked off the first day of sales at its annual Scottsdale auction Monday by showing off the 2020 Toyota Supra, promoting the charity sale this weekend of the first production model.
Parked on a NASCAR curb-style platform at the Toyota display, the Supra was painted Nocturnal Black — a sort of gunmetal gray — and had the red mirror caps that will only be offered on the 1,500 Launch Editions that Toyota plans to produce.
“The Supra is back and it’s better than ever,” Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson said during the presentation.
Jackson said the Supra will be the fastest production Toyota ever. Specs provided by Toyota said the car will be powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 capable of making 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. That will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
It will go from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
The Supra should hit the block about 6:30 p.m. MST on Saturday as lot No. 3010. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
It’s worth noting that the car on display will not be taken home by the winning bidder. Instead, that person will receive the first Supra produced sometime in the spring — complete with VIN 20201 and a carbon-fiber badge on the passenger-side dash indicating its significance.
The Supra — particularly the fourth generation — has become a decent collector car over the years, especially after several were featured in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. Some have fetched more than $120,000 at auction.
The Barrett-Jackson presentation was held about an hour after the car was officially unveiled at the North American Motor Show in Detroit. The announcement was tracked by people around the world, as it is the first Supra that Toyota has released in two decades.
However, the upcoming Supra was far from a secret. Toyota had shown off a camouflaged version multiple times in the past year, and the long wait for the official unveil led to a few leaks online.