One-Off Toyota Supra’s Phantom Grey Paint NOT BMW’s Frozen Grey

A Toyota Supra racking up $2.1 million at auction is not something that happens every day, even if we’re talking about the first production A90 Supra finished in an exclusive Phantom matte grey paint.

A testimony of the enormous interest around the Supra is the fact it actually sold for way more money than the first production Mustang Shelby GT500 ($1.1 million), McLaren Senna VIN 005 ($1.45 million), 2014 Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 ($1.2 million), and Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition ($0.91 million).

The only car that brought in more money at the Barrett-Jackson auction over the weekend was the 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition VIN001, which sold for $2.5 million. But then again, that’s a limited-edition mid-engined supercar, and the difference wasn’t that great anyway.

2020 Toyota GR Supra in Phantom matte grey

Back to the $2.1 million Toyota. Besides the unique VIN ending in 20201, its standout feature is the Phantom matte grey paint. Given the Supra’s kinship with the all-new BMW Z4 Roadster, we wondered if this color is actually the Frozen Grey paint featured on many BMW models. After all, the two colors look alike — at least in photos.

As it turns out, we were wrong to make that assumption. We contacted Toyota USA and got the following answer. “The Phantom matte grey color is unique to Supra and not shared with any other BMW models,” Nancy Hubbell, Senior Manager, Toyota Product Communications told Carscoops via e-mail.

2019 BMW Z4 M40i in Frozen Grey

Interestingly, since Toyota pointed out that the one-off Supra’s exterior was “factory-finished” with the matte grey paint, this might mean we could see more custom paints on the Supra in the future.

After all, customers have shown an enormous amount of interest in limited editions of the reborn sports coupe, to the point where they overloaded Toyota’s ordering system in the UK. Surely the automaker won’t leave this chance to offer something more interesting down the road and charge a nice premium for it…

Furthermore, since its made on the same factory line with the Z4 in Austria, if BMW offers Individual colors for the roadster, then there’s no reason why Toyota wouldn’t also do the same.


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  • Six_Tymes

    hey, that direct side view looks damn good.

    • Christian

      I mean…. Phoebus got cuckolded by Quasimodo with the Hunchback and fooked Esmeralda… So I guess some like the Supra’s sideprofile..

    • LJ

      Except for the panel gaps you could stick your hand through.

      • TheAmerican

        Ya no shit look at the bumper/front fender one.

        • Matt

          The hood has been popped, if that’s the panel gap you’re referring to.

          • TheAmerican

            Ok that makes sense. But still, the other panels are horrible.

  • ErnieB

    If only they wound have made a tad longer and a 2 +2!!

  • tkindred

    Looks cartoonish

  • Liam Paul

    so it is silver?

  • Mr. EP9

    And not many people are going to be able to tell the difference. I’m thinking it looks so similar that Toyota feels the need to set the record straight.

    “A testimony of the enormous interest around the Supra is the fact it actually sold for way more”

    Yeah, I’m going to have to stop you right there. The value of the car or its desirability had nothing to do with the money raised. This was merely for two charities and nothing more. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. If the Supra starts selling for Porsche money within a month of it’s production then you’ll have a point.

    • Smith

      Not many people are ever going to see this one off car that will now sit is some garage and collect dust. Why are people getting so up tight about this, it has no relevance to anything in this world, who cares!

  • Jorge A. Nunez

    Looks at bmw frozen silver. Clicks one shade lighter. It’s now Toyota silver. Because it’s the exact thing. Except one shade lighter.

    • Smith

      WHO CARES, really does this really matter? NO

  • ksegg

    Toyota is doing pretty well these days with fake news.

  • Smith

    People need to get over this platform sharing idea, it is old and used across the industry and no big deal. Did you know that Rolls Royce is loaded with BMW parts; did you know that most Jeeps in Europe and some in USA are actually Fiat based vehicles; did you know every Geely branded from Geely to Volvo and Polestar and Link & Co and Lotus are all XC40 based; did you know almost every van supplied in Europe is a rebranded original and the list goes on. Really need to move on from this badge engineering story, it is old as the car industry and has no relevance to these cars, Move on!

  • LJ

    That front panel gap looks normal to you? Please…

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