The First 2020 Toyota Supra Has Rolled Off the Assembly Line
The very first 2020 Toyota GR Supra has rolled off the Magna Steyr assembly line in Graz, Austria, where all new Supra and new BMW Z4 models will be built (you can even see the latter behind the Supra in the image above).
Painted in phantom matte gray, this first Supra — VIN 20201 — was sold at auction to John Staluppi last January for an incredible $2.1 million, which will benefit the American Heart Association and Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Cool design touches include matte black wheels, red mirror caps, a red interior with carbon-fiber inserts and, if you pop the hood, an engine cover signed by none other than Toyota president Akio Toyoda.
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“It was exciting to see the first Supra roll off the line!” said Nobi Nakamura, project chief designer for the Supra. “Though we had our set of challenges, we believe this Supra will show the passion, thoughtfulness, and commitment that we have all had as we designed this iconic sports car and can’t wait to see both old and new Supra fans all over the world on the roads soon.”
Toyota has confirmed that Supra deliveries will begin in spring. If you haven’t already ordered one, however, you might have to wait a while. In Europe, every Supra that will be built in 2019 was already claimed before production began.
Magna Steyr is owned by Magna International, a major auto parts manufacturer that regularly works with carmakers to help them build small-volume cars or increase their capacity when their own factories are at maximum. To prepare for the Supra line-off, Toyota repeatedly sent engineers to the Graz-based plant to perform quality checks with the production members.
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