The first production 2020 Toyota GR Supra to roll off the assembly line, “Global #1,” was sold at the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Auction for US$2.1 million (RM8.69 million). All proceeds made from the sale went to support the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF).

Toyota Motor North America’s executive vice president of sales, Bob Carter said “we did the first production 2020 GR Supra justice tonight at Barrett-Jackson. When Toyota launches a vehicle of this caliber, you only get one chance to do it right – and this auction was the perfect setting.”

“After 20 years, this marks the return of a legend. Sports car enthusiasts have been dreaming to slide behind the wheel of an all-new Supra – and we’re happy to be a part of turning that dream into a reality,” he added.

This particular Supra is unlike any other in the world – Global #1 features a unique VIN that is 20201, with 2020 representing the year the Supra was reintroduced and “1” marking it as the first unit to roll off the production line.

The exterior is factory-finished with a matte grey paint, red mirror caps and matte black wheels. Inside, Global #1 is just as unique, with a red interior and carbon-fibre inserts representing the first of the launch edition for the US market.

Auction proceeds will be used to fund research into heart disease and stroke, as well as support BWF’s programmes for veterans, service members and their families. BWF was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq.

As for the winning bidder, well, the person received a full VIP race track experience that includes a fully customised professional racing suit, two VIP passes and hot passes to Toyota Owners 400 – Richmond Raceway and a chance to drive the pace car and do hot laps with former professional stock car racing driver Michael Waltrip.

GALLERY: A90 Toyota GR Supra