Toyota GR Supra wins Germany's prestigious Golden Steering Wheel award
- Toyota GR Supra wins a Golden Steering Wheel award as best sports car in Germany’s premier new car honours
- Fifth generation model repeats the feat first achieved by the Supra in 1982
The Toyota GR Supra has won a Golden Steering Wheel in one of Europe’s most prestigious new car awards competitions. The honour in the best sports car category marks an exceptional return for one of Toyota’s most celebrated models and also repeats the success achieved by the second generation Supra, a Golden Steering Wheel winner back in 1982.
The Golden Steering Wheel awards are presented by Bild am Sonntag, Germany’s most popular Sunday newspaper, and the leading car magazine Auto Bild. Readers selected their favourites from more than 50 eligible new cars, with the top three in each category then put to the test by a team of expert journalists, racing drivers and celebrities at the Lausitzring circuit. Each car was assessed against set performance criteria and accorded points scores to determine the overall winners.
The GR Supra is a new model, but with classic sports car qualities that draw on its rich heritage: a two-seater coupe with a 340 DIN hp/250 kW front-mounted, turbocharged straight-six-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels. Its GR designation references the central role of Gazoo Racing in developing the car, its first global model. The perfectly balanced suspension and low centre of gravity ensure exhilarating handling and response, whether driving on road or track – qualities that convinced readers and the awards experts alike.