“…this marks the return of a legend.”Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales, Toyota Motor North America
“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.”
The “Global #1” is the only 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 exterior is factory-finished with a matte gray exterior, red mirror caps and matte black wheels. The Supra ihas a unique red interior and carbon-fiber inserts representing the first of the launch edition for the U.S. market.
The sale of the Supra supports the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), which finds, funds and shape programs benefitting post-9/11 impacted veterans and their families.
“Toyota knows acceleration, so it’s no surprise their generous support is helping accelerate science to end heart disease and stroke, the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide,“ said American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown. “The American Heart Association is honored to partner with Toyota to create healthier communities and empower people to be in the driver’s seat of their health.”
“As our nation’s veterans return home, the Bob Woodruff Foundation helps ensure that those who are impacted by their service are supported by best-in-class programs addressing their current and long-term needs,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “Our mission is made possible by the enduring commitment and generosity of our partners at Toyota, and we’re grateful to be part of their vision for a better tomorrow.”
The winning bidder also received a full VIP race track experience that includes a fully customized professional racing suit, two VIP passes and hot passes to TOYOTA OWNERS 400 at Richmond Raceway and a chance to drive the pace car and do hot laps with Michael Waltrip.
The 2020 Toyota GR Supra Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is USD $49,990. The initial 1,500 production Supras for the U.S. will be Launch Edition models which will start at $55,250. Each will be uniquely numbered and have distinctive features.