Toyota went official last week with the all-new Supra marking the return of an iconic sports car. The new car has been polarizing in the enthusiast community with many fans of the Supra unhappy with the styling, price, and power output of the car. Despite some fans of the Supra of yore not being happy with the new car, one fan has shelled out some serious money to have the right to own the very first production 2020 Toyota Supra.
The very first Supra to roll off the production line, dubbed "Global #1", was auctioned off for charity over the weekend at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. All proceeds from the auction went to the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. When the gavel dropped for the last time, the 2020 Supra sold for $2.1 million.
The buyer landed a unique Supra that will be unlike any other in the world; it has the only VIN that will end in 20201. Toyota says that "2020" represents the year the Supra was reintroduced and "1" marks it as the first vehicle to come off the assembly line. The car wears factory applied matte gray paint on the outside with red mirror caps and matte black wheels. As one of the fans of the Supra of yore who wasn't happy with the styling of the new car, I find this to be the best-looking color combination seen so far, the car looks very good in this hue.
Inside the car has a red interior with carbon fiber inserts that Toyota says represents the first launch edition for the U.S. market. Along with the car, the winning bidder also gets a VIP race track experience that includes a fully customized professional racing suit, a pair of VIP passes, and hot passes to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway including the opportunity to drive the pace car and turn hot laps around the track with Michael Waltrip.