The Z, the latest in a dynasty that started in the early Seventies, is a focused and capable sports car. The current car is shorter and lighter than the one it replaced and has much better interior fit and finish. The Z is quick, agile and enjoyable to drive. The V6 is muscular yet cultured and smooth. The shifter is a bit notchy but crisp and positive in feel. Handling is very agile with direct steering and lots of cornering grip. The price to pay for the Sport package is a stiff and choppy ride that beats you up. Road and tire noise are constant and the two-seater cabin is cramped. Visibility takes a back seat as well.
The Z is also offered as a hot-rod Nismo version, which gets you exterior aerodynamic add-ons, 19-inch wheels, Recaro seats, a stiffer suspension and 18 more horsepower.