Mr. TrackRat (@trackratZ) - hope you had a splendid weekend!
Was able to log an additional 150km / 90mi on her over this weekend.
The weather was fabulous up here in Canada, where I live - 25C weather with blue skies and the gleaming sun.
Took her on local streets, so no highway / freeway driving.
"Sort of back roads" (basically really sub-urban boroughs close to my location, light to medium traffic in many cases, narrow roads with small shoulders, decent elevation [like 20-40 feet throughout], great winds) lower speeds at around 30-50km / 20-30mi
Ran her in Sport mode throughout and was very tame (loads of cyclists, pedestrians sharing the roads as there are no dedicate sidewalks).
As you can imagine, i was very low throttle and the feedback was never twitchy.
You can hear the exhaust a little more compared to standard, but at these low speeds / low pedal pressure - sport & standard are very similiar.
When I did open her up, the lag was minimal on Sport mode when comparing back to Standard.
Still going with my initial comments around how "sport tightens everything up, smaller bands, quicker spool, etc."
Still holding my comment where Sport mode really only changes accelerator / pedals.
Absolute no change in suspension, breaking, etc.
Hope this provides some clarity on more local roads with more stop/start and not just freeway cruising
thats a good assessment of sport mode. I found so far is blips the throttle on braking/downshift to me the steering is noticeably tighter
also according to nissan enhanced ( artificial) engine sounds are piped into the cabin in sport mode
The 8-speaker Bose Premium Audio system is custom-engineered for the shape of the Nissan Z's cabin, while advanced technology reduces interior noise and enhances the spine-tingling note of the 400-horsepower, twin-turbo V6