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The very first A90 Toyota Supra sold for $2.1m
It’s called ‘Global #1’ and all the money will go to charity
What’s the retail on one of those, we hear you cry? Well, considerably more than the actual retail. Ladies and gentlemen, the very, very first brand-new Toyota Supra – that’s the A90 one you might not have heard about – has just sold at auction.
For $2.1m. Two-point-one million dollars.
It was sold via Barrett-Jackson at the company’s auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale. That full $2.1m sum will be donated to the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
It gets a special VIN number too, if that sort of thing excites you, a VIN number ending in 20201. The car itself is finished in matt grey, with red mirror caps and matt black wheels. Inside there’s a red interior with carbon fibre inserts.
Deeper inside still, there’s a BMW-sourced 3.0-litre turbo sixer with an eight-speed auto, a limited slip diff and drive sent to the rear wheels. All in, this new Supra makes 340bhp and 369lb ft of torque, is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 4.3secs and will top out at 155mph.
“The incredible excitement of the Supra rolling across the block was felt by everyone in the arena,” explains Barrett-Jackson boss Craig Jackson. “This was a moment that was 20 years in the making.”
The winning bidder also got a VIP track experience, along with customised racing overalls, tickets to the ‘Toyota Owners 400’ NASCAR race and - very excitingly - a chance to drive the pace car there. Yikes.