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.

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.

Toyota GR Supra interior

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.

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 to use as a daily. There's plenty of space, the seats are supportive and there's enough tech on board to take some strain out of longer journeys.

On smooth roads, the Supra feels composed and reasonably refined, with a moderate amount of road roar, but relatively low levels of engine and wind noise. That makes it a capable 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 for long periods of time 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.