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Nissan 370Z Nismo safety levels have not been subjected to the rigours of Euro NCAP testing due to the low levels of expected sales for the car, being a specialist sports choice.

That’s not to suggest the company has scrimped on safety kit to help keep you protected before or in the event of an accident.

Automatic lights and wipers help you see and be seen in the first place, while Bi-Xenon units up front and LEDs at the rear ensure high levels of illumination. Daytime running lights are also a standard feature.

In addition to ABS, there’s electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) to maximise your stopping power and electronics designed to keep the Nismo stable during more extreme road conditions.

Seatbelts have a shoulder-height adjuster as well as warning lights for non-fastening, while six airbags, including side and curtain varieties, help cushion the blow in the event of a crash.

Active head restraints, which automatically tip forwards in an accident, help minimise whiplash injuries too.

If you’re considering buying a sports car like this because of its passenger space and luggage capacity, then you’ve misunderstood the concept of Nissan 370Z Nismo practicality.

There’s enough space inside the cabin for both occupants but in true sports car style the 370Z Nismo errs on the side of snug rather than spacious, so taller drivers may find that head and leg room isn’t as generous as they’d like.

What’s debatable is whether there’s room for two people’s luggage in the boot. At 235 litres it sounds reasonable enough for a couple of small suitcases and the large tailgate hints at a useful load space but the reality’s different.

You might be able to squeeze a couple of soft overnight bags in there but little else. The culprit is the shallowness of the boot, which is long but also awkwardly-shaped as the top of the rear suspension intrudes.

Prying eyes are kept averted by a detachable luggage cover which clips onto the tailgate pulling it out of the way as it’s opened.

It’s unlikely you’ll be loading anything heavy into the car either but if you do be conscious that the loading lip is high and with no protective moulding you risk scratching the paint around the rear bumper too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan 370Z Nismo.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Nismo equipment

Nismo standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Nismo optional equipment
None available