Someone’s purchased the first A90 Toyota Supra for $2.1-M

That converts to around P110.8 million
by Vijay Pattni | Jan 22, 2019
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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 $2.1 million (P110.8 million).

Let that sink in for a bit.

It was sold via Barrett-Jackson at the company’s auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale. That full $2.1-million sum will be donated to the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

It gets a special vehicle identification number (VIN), too, if that sort of thing excites you—a VIN ending in 20201. The car itself is finished in matte-gray, with red mirror caps and matte-black wheels. Inside, there’s a red interior with carbon-fiber inserts.

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Deeper inside still, there’s a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbo-sixer with an eight-speed auto, a limited-slip diff, and drive sent to the rear wheels. All in, this new Supra makes 340hp and 500Nm of torque, is capable of accelerating from 0-100kph in 4.3sec on its way to topping out at 250kph.

“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 customized racing overalls, tickets to the ‘Toyota Owners 400’ NASCAR race, and—very excitingly—a chance to drive the pace car there. Yikes.

Still. $2.1 million...

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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