New Toyota GR Supra vs Alpine A110
Alpine recreated the A110 and immediately topped the sports car class. Has Toyota repeated the trick with its all-new Supra?...
So the A110 isn’t perfect: its infotainment system is woeful, operated through a fuzzy 7.0in touchscreen with old-school graphics and some icons so tiny that you almost need a stylus to hit them. There are no shortcut buttons to swap between menus nor physical buttons for the volume – apart from on a media control panel hidden behind the steering wheel. The A110 gets sat-nav and a decent stereo but no smartphone mirroring.
Based on BMW’s iDrive, the Supra’s system is one of the best on the market. It’s easy to control while you’re driving using the dial and shortcut buttons on the centre console, or you can tap the 8.8in touchscreen. This is sharp and has modern graphics, plus its menus are responsive and mostly easy to navigate. Wireless smartphone charging, a 12-speaker JBL stereo and Apple CarPlay are standard, but sorry, Android users: you can’t mirror like the iPhone lot.