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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

$ 2.1 million for the first Toyota Supra 2020 in the world

The world's first Toyota Supra 2020 - with the code "Global # 1" sold for a record $ 2.1 million in an auction in the US.


Previously, the record of the world's most expensive Supra belonged to a 1994 Supra with a price of USD 500,000. This record was broken by the first GR Supra 2020 in the world with the 4-time-higher amount.



At the 48th Barrett-Jackson annual auction that took place at the last WestWorld of Scottsdale, this special Toyota GR Supra 2020 sold for $ 2.1 million. The entire amount was donated to the American Heart Association (AHA) and Bob Woodruff Veterans Assistance Fund (BWF).

With a bit high price, the car considered an expensive and luxury option but you should be aware that such price is not significantly higher than its competitors. However, the combination of the supercar-baiting acceleration and the flagship-level operation, it is quite fit with the quoted price.


This unique Toyota GR Supra 2020 has its own name "Global # 1" to refer to this as the first new generation Supra in the world. According to Toyota, "Global # 1" is built differently from other conventional Supra but does not show the difference. In fact, this is the only Supra with VIN ending with the number of 20201, built based on the Launch Edition version for the US market, but the new car has more unique colors.


Precisely, the exterior of the car is finished by matte gray paint called "Phantom Matte," glossy red mirror paneling and matte black rims to enhance the sportiness of the vehicle. The red tone continues to be used inside the car, along with carbon fiber trim elements. The rest of the vehicle inherits intact from the limited edition Launch Edition.


In addition to the first Supra 2020 in the world, the auction winner will receive two more professional racing suits and 2 VIP tickets in the NASCAR 400 Toyota customer race in April in Richmond, Virginia. The winner also has the opportunity to join a race with NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip.

Toyota’s Supra 2020 can be one incredible model in the history of supercar company to be equipped with the impressive system. This rather excessive power is accompanied with the special gearbox which helps the car to achieve high speed within some seconds, before reaching its maximum speed.


Toyota GR Supra Launch Edition 2020 costs from $52,250 (excluding tax), comes with three exterior paint colors: Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black and Renaissance Red 2.0. Of which, the first two versions have red leather furniture, and the last one has black furniture.


In the Japanese market, Supra 2020 is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces two levels of capacity; in the US market, this sports car has only one 6-cylinder engine option. 3.0L straight line shared from BMW Z4 Roadster. This engine produces 335 horsepower and 495 Nm of torque. Power transmitted through 8-speed automatic transmission and gear shifting.


Toyota's Supra legend has just been reborn after a 17-year hiatus. This project is highly appreciated by Toyota when it takes nearly a decade of research and development. Besides, Toyota also cooperated with BMW to develop the frame and engine for Supra.


Initially, Toyota plans to build the new generation Supra on the inspiration from the Supra Mk4 model. However, the FT-1 concept model launched in 2016 did too well for the design, so Toyota applied the entire design of the concept to Supra 2020. Supra's interior and engine compartments are affected by BMW. Z4 Roadster.

Finally, Toyota’s Supra 2020 can be a powerful version with the strong engine and is able to attract even the choosiest customers.

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