The first copy of the new “Supra” was estimated to be 42 times more expensive than the base sports car.

The first copy of the new “Supra” was estimated to be 42 times more expensive than the base sports car.

January 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The first copy of the serial Toyota GR Supra was sold at the 48th annual Barrett-Jackson auction for 2.1 million dollars, which is 42 times more than its base price – 49,990 dollars. Toyota will transfer the proceeds to the American Heart Association (American Heart Association) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Toyota GR Supra in the performance of Global # 1 – the only sports car, VIN-number of which ends at 20201 (indicates the model year and the number of the car in the series). The basis of the unique coupe taken version Launch Edition for the US market with a circulation of 1,500 copies. From her, GR Supra Global # 1 differs only in the matte gray color of the body Phantom Matte. Everything else – the glossy red side mirrors, matte black wheels, red interior and carbon fiber decorative elements – are already part of the Launch Edition.

The winner of the auction, in addition to the car, will receive a bespoke professional racing overalls and two VIP tickets for the Toyota Owners 400 race, where he will have the opportunity to drive behind the wheel of the pace car, and also do a few laps on the track with NASCAR pilot Michael Waltrip.

Toyota GR Supra debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. The rear-wheel drive sports car is built on the BMW Z4 platform and is equipped with a turbocharged Six 3.0 with a power of 340 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Supra received an active rear differential with the possibility of 100 percent blocking, adaptive suspension, launch control and two modes of control electronics – regular and sporty.