It is customary these times for automakers to auction off the to start with manufacturing example of their latest halo cars for charity. Normally, these are the “it” sports activities cars of the instant, like a 2023 70th Anniversary Edition Corvette, which just lately fetched a document $3.6 million, or the 1st fifth-gen Toyota Supra, which marketed in 2019 for $2.1 million. Nonetheless, the initial generation 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone crossed the block more than the weekend for $700,000.
As Toyota’s new flagship pickup the Capstone is high-class, with its Lexus LS-quality leather-based and walnut trim, but we will not know that it’s truly worth the cost of a Rolls Royce Phantom and Lamborghini Huracan Evo. Of program, the cost was bolstered by the reality that every single cent goes to the Toyota U.S. Paralympic Fund that advantages athletes with disabilities. The operator also will get bragging rights for proudly owning a Tundra Capstone with a VIN ending in 001, meaning it is really the very first production Tundra Capstone to roll out of Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas, plant. Also, neither the Bentley nor Lambo can tow a 10,340-pound trailer or haul a refrigerator, so there is certainly that.
At the exact auction, an orange 2022 Tundra TRD Professional offered for $550,000 with dollars likely to the very same fund. On this truck the VIN finishes in 002, which basically isn’t really as neat (although there’s no term on wherever VIN 001 went). That’s a total of 1.25 million likely toward Paralympic athletes.
We would be remiss if we did not mention that a Toyota Tundra Capstone starts off at $75,225, so the profitable bidder paid nearly 10 instances as a lot. The 2022 Tundra TRD Pro’s pricing has not been unveiled yet, but former-era 2021 designs get started at about $60,000.
The auctions also display that halo vehicles these days have to have not be cars at all. Particularly for Toyota, its most fervent fanatic base these days seems to come from Tacoma, 4Runner, and Land Cruiser homeowners. Its sports activities motor vehicle supporters could quickly go to Subaru or BMW, but overlanding and off-roading have taken off in a big way and it really is superior-time Toyota capitalized on its legendary track record for sturdiness and 4-wheeling prowess.
If you might be still reeling from the Tundra’s value, consider this. The initial Bronco bought final calendar year for $1.075 million whilst the very first Hummer EV offered for $2.5 million. That makes the very first Ram 1500 TRX appear to be like a relative discount at $410,000.