The first production Toyota Supra has been assembled and rolled off the line at the Magna Steyr facility in Austria.
The first production version of the all-new Toyota GR Supra rolled off the production line at the Magna Steyr, Graz Plant in Austria in early March. The one you see here has already been snapped up, fetching a crazy $2.1 million at the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction at West World Scottsdale in Arizona. The money will be going to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) charities.
This car is an interesting spec. Featuring Phantom Matte Grey paint, a VIN of 20201, red mirror caps, matte black wheels, red interior with carbon fibre detailing and an engine cover signed by Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, this Supra is going to be quite the collector's item.
In anticipation of the first Supras rolling off the line, the Toyota engineers were frequent visitors to the Magna Steyr plant for quality control. Toyota Chief Engineer Tetsuya Tada said, "Without the support of all the various people and parties related to the Supra, this day could not have come true. Partnerships come in many forms, and our partnership with BMW has been a new experience for both of our companies. We appreciate the enthusiasm and aspiration of everyone that has helped Supra become one of the most anticipated and exciting cars coming out this year. Thanks to you, I am proud to say that Supra has turned out to be a very exciting car."
The new Toyota Supra will be arriving in South Africa during 2019.