The keys have just been handed over the very first 2020 Toyota Supra customer car in a special presentation in Dallas, Texas.
Those with a good memory will recall the first Supra was sold for a cool $2.1 million at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in January. That’s a lot of money to pay for a sports car which starts at $49,990 in the United States.
Fortunately, the winning bidder is now the owner of a Supra unlike any other. Most importantly, the car is painted in a custom shade dubbed Phantom Matte Grey. The Supra is also one of the Launch Edition models which means it receives unique badging and bright red wing mirror caps. A Toyota racing suit and a photo signed by the Japanese brand’s president Akio Toyoda was also included in the sale. Toyoda also signed the car’s engine cover.
The car was purchased by John Staluppi, the owner of a Toyota dealership in Texas. In addition to the special touches adorning the car’s exterior, it has a VIN ending in 20201, signifying it as being the very first 2020 model year Supra to roll off the production line.
All of the money raised from the sale of this Supra will benefit the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation which serves veteran and military families.
Members of the media had the opportunity to test the new Supra earlier this year and we’re happy to report that it’s been worth the long weight. It’s engaging to drive and the BMW-sourced inline-six turbocharged engine with 335 hp and 364 lb-ft makes it very quick.