Meet the finalists in the Performance Car category of the 2019/20 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank!
Now in its 5th year, the #CarsAwards was conceived to be South Africa's definitive automotive awards programme and is backed, for the 4th year running, by the country's leading supplier of vehicle finance, WesBank.
Best Performance Car in SA
The Performance Car category is guided by both eligibility factors and Pillars of Success.
Eligibility for this category includes a list price that falls between R800 000 and R1 250 000 at the time of semi-finalist voting (1 September 2019) to ensure that this doesn’t become a category dominated by extravagant and unattainable exotics.
Pillars of Success in this category include drivetrain engagement, handling, sensory appeal and standard features.
Visit www.carsawards.co.za for more information. The finalists are as follows:
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
The Ford Mustang is the original muscle car, as well as the world’s best-selling sportscar. It’s no stranger to the #CarsAwards (it was a semi-finalist in the 2017/18 programme) and for 2019, the Mustang has been thoroughly updated both inside and out. There’s a bit more power, an all-new 10-speed transmission and restyled exterior. Can it trump its European and Japanese rivals?
Do you own a Ford? Have your say and complete our Ownership Satisfaction Survey here!
BMW M2 Competition
Arguably the best BMW M product of the modern era, it would be a crime to not have it here. It’s back again, but this time we’ve opted for the DCT-equipped version. Can it see off its rivals?
Do you own a BMW? Have your say and complete our Ownership Satisfaction Survey here!
Toyota Supra 3.0T
The return of the Supra has stirred up controversy. The latest iteration of Toyota’s iconic sportscar was co-developed with BMW, which upset a few traditionalists. But, having sampled the newcomer both on track and on public roads, we think it is all the better for it. Granted, the GR (Gazoo Racing) Supra 3.0T is powered by a BMW straight-6 engine and underpinned by the Munich-based brand’s rear-wheel-drive platform, but we adore its accessible performance; it’s a sportscar we could quite happily live with. And those looks… there’s nothing quite like a Supra!
Do you own a Toyota? Have your say and complete our Ownership Satisfaction Survey here!