Like some other big-dollar cars, the proceeds will go to charity
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The rights to the first production 2020 Toyota Supra was hammered sold for $2.1 million on Saturday evening at the annual Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
The winning bidder will receive the first production Supra, which will bear VIN 20201 and a carbon-fiber badge indicating its significance, sometime in the spring.
Toyota unveiled the much-anticipated Supra, which is the first Supra to roll off the line in two decades, this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The curtain was raised on the Barrett-Jackson car about an hour later.
The Supra shown at the auction was painted a matte Nocturnal Black – a sort of gunmetal gray – and equipped with the red mirror caps that will only be offered on the 1,500 Launch Editions that Toyota plans to produce. The first production Supra will be painted in the same color scheme.
“The Supra is back and it’s better than ever,” Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson said during the unveiling.
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 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. That will take the car from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, Toyota says.
Vintage Supras, particularly the fourth generation, have become collector cars in recent years, especially after several were featured in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. Some have fetched more than $120,000 at auction.
Barrett-Jackson also auctioned off the first production 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Craig Jackson bought it for himself, paying $1.1 million that will be donated to charity.7 comments