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?...

New Toyota GR Supra vs Alpine A110

Our verdict

The Toyota Supra is a better sports car than its BMW cousin. It may not have the ultra-soft ride of the Z4, but it’s still calm enough on motorways and – much more importantly – sharper and better fun to drive. It’s mightily quick in a straight line, too. So if you want a proper sports car with lots of toys and a modicum of practicality, it’ll see you right.

However, it’s up against a car that’s now confirmed as something rather special. If you don’t care a jot about practicality or how good the infotainment is but simply want the most engaging thing for £50k, look no further. For those who love driving, the Alpine A110 makes every blat utterly joyous. 

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1st – Alpine A110

Alpine A110 driving

For Mega handling; sweet steering; rorty engine note; quick; reasonable fuel costs

Against Fidgety ride over pimpled roads; pitiful infotainment; very little boot space 

What Car? rating 5 out of 5 stars

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2nd - Toyota GR Supra

Toyota Supra rear

For Masses of grunt; decent handling balance; excellent infotainment; more kit

Against Handling and ride are more upset by bumpy roads; pricer to buy 

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

Read our full Toyota GR Supra review here >

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Specifications: Alpine A110 1.8 Turbo Légende

  • Engine 4cyl, 1798cc, turbo, petrol
  • List price £50,810
  • Target price £50,810
  • Power 248bhp @ 6000rpm
  • Torque 236lb ft @ 2000-5000rpm
  • Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic
  • 0-60mph 5.1sec
  • Top speed 155mph
  • Official MPG 40.9mpg
  • Test MPG 33.7mpg
  • CO2 emissions 144g/km

Specifications: Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Pro 

  • Engine 6cyl, 2998cc, turbo, petrol
  • List price £54,000
  • Target price £54,000
  • Power 335bhp @ 5000-6500rpm
  • Torque 369lb ft @ 1600-4500rpm 
  • Gearbox 8-spd automatic
  • 0-60mph 5.1sec
  • Top speed 155mph
  • Official MPG (combined) 34.5mpg
  • Test MPG 28.2mpg 
  • CO2 emissions 170g/km

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