Underneath, the Nissan Z's suspension uses double wishbones in front and a multi-link setup in back, all kept under close control with stabilizer bars and sport-tuned shocks. Grip is tremendous and balanced thanks to standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with staggered-width summer performance tires. The optional Performance trim brings 19-inch custom forged alloy wheels and even wider tires, along with larger Nissan Sport Brakes, 4-piston front calipers, rear spoiler, and a viscous limited-slip differential.
All Nissan Z models feature 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, along with electronic brake-force distribution. Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with front seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain bags are also standard. The clever speed-sensitive power steering is designed to reduce vibrations and major shocks while still transmitting road feel to the driver. The Nissan Z comes standard with LED headlights, Bluetooth hands-free system, 8-inch touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel and Nissan Intelligent Key with push button ignition.
The Performance trim adds a 9-inch touchscreen, voice activated navigation, a sport suspension, larger brakes, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, an 8-speaker sound system, real-time traffic and weather, a garage door transmitter, internet access, and wireless device integration and sport pedals.
Safety features across the lineup include front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, forward collision mitigation, rear collision warning, and front pedestrian detection.