Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Interior is simple, functional and stylish
  • Lots of BMW bits, but they work really well
  • Easy to live with on a day-to-day basis

Like the Supra’s engine, its interior has also been lifted largely intact from the BMW Z4. This is no bad thing, as the German carmaker knows a thing or two about interior design and comfort. There are differences between the Z4 and Supra, though. Toyota has added some of its own switchgear, the steering wheel is unique to the Supra and the excellent digital dashboard display is clearly its own work, too. Despite its mixed parentage, the Supra's interior is a great place in which to spend time.

The infotainment system is far better than anything Toyota has ever fitted to its cars, being clear and logical - plus, the general fit, finish and ergonomics are second-to-none. Let's hope this is a lesson learned for the rest of the Toyota and Lexus range in the future.

Behind the wheel, low-slung and supportive seats fit within a sophisticated interior that meets the expectations set by its £50k-plus asking price. Headroom and visibility are particularly good, while refinement is a notch above that of the GT86 too.

Also note how the view out initially feels compromised thanks to the letterbox windscreen, but quickly improves as the driver gets used to their surroundings. If you're into a sporting driving position which feels both on the floor and between the rear wheels, then you'll love this Supra. So, it goes without saying that this combination of this seating position and adjustment on the steering wheel are both nicely judged.

Toyota GR Supra interior

Is it comfortable?

  • Firm suspension is well damped
  • Seats and driving position are first rate
  • Normal drive mode covers most eventualities

Yes, although it could be better. The good news is that its ride quality and overall refinement are just about good enough for a car you'd take away for a week's holiday - although it's probably not quite good enough to use as a daily. Not on UK roads anyway. Is it what Toyota calls, a ‘pure sports car’? Not after driving an Alpine A110 or Porsche 718 Cayman.

On smooth roads, the Supra feels composed and reasonably refined, with low levels of engine and wind noise. That makes it a great long-distance tourer – which probably isn't the best set of qualities if you're looking for an all-out sports car. However, if you're going to be driving it long distances on a regular basis (preferably on smooth roads), then the ride/handling balance is just about right.

With two drive modes on offer, Normal and Sport, the Supra can change its dynamic characteristics depending on the circumstances. And although the difference between the two modes could be greater, the Supra’s adaptive variable suspension delivers a firm all-round ride comfort, which will cover most bases most of the time. Engine and road noise are also very subdued when required – which we also approve of.