There are three models in the Nissan Z range: Sport, Performance, and Proto Spec. In terms of basic mechanical specifications, these trim levels are essentially the same, coming with the same 400-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, a choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission, and RWD. However, in terms of their other features, hardware enhancements, and specs, each Nissan Z is different, and the price difference is substantial.
The Sport establishes the baseline of the lineup's standard equipment. It comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED double-ring DRLs, dual exhausts, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control, manually adjustable cloth seats, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and an eight-inch touchscreen with smartphone mirroring and a six-speaker audio system. A full suite of driver assists includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Higher models add items such as launch control, upgraded brakes, a limited-slip differential, larger wheels, heated power seats, leather upholstery, and a larger touchscreen with more features and a premium audio system.
No package choices are offered for any of the Nissan Z trims, only a list of options and accessories. The Sport can be fitted with the front lip spoiler ($170) and rear spoiler ($630) that are already standard on the other trims. A smartphone-based Virtual Key costs $450, and you can have a dual-camera dashcam for $360. A frameless rear-view mirror with an integrated universal remote costs $155, or $215 with the auto-dimming feature added. There are many standalone protection, styling, and cargo-solution accessories and extras available too.