Z and Tall Drivers

HTK

New Member
Joined
May 25, 2021
Messages
2
Reaction score
5
Location
USA
Car(s)
2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T
Hi everyone,

I'm really taking a liking to the new Nissan Z, however as someone that's been around a lot of autoshows the reality sets in quickly for us tall folks when it comes to headroom.

Any tall drivers in this community that have driven these smaller type sports cars and does the Z design allow for taller folks to enjoy a vehicle like this? I'm about 6'4".

Thank you.
 

NissanFreak2021

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2020
Messages
46
Reaction score
104
Location
Houston
Car(s)
Infiniti G37
Occupation
Accountant
Hi everyone,

I'm really taking a liking to the new Nissan Z, however as someone that's been around a lot of autoshows the reality sets in quickly for us tall folks when it comes to headroom.

Any tall drivers in this community that have driven these smaller type sports cars and does the Z design allow for taller folks to enjoy a vehicle like this? I'm about 6'4".

Thank you.
I'm worried about that with the new Z as well, being 6'2 ish. The steering wheel on the previous model doesn't appear to telescope. If the one on the new Z doesn't as well then I know I won't be able to fit comfortably and I'll be super disappointed.
 

smhoward

Well-Known Member
First Name
Shane
Joined
Mar 24, 2021
Messages
46
Reaction score
107
Location
Arizona
Car(s)
Lexus gs430, 370z
I fit in the 370z fine and I'm 6'3 so I imagine we won't have to worry since it's practically the same in the New Z. The steering wheel was able to be adjusted as well so again I think we'll be fine... hopefully it would totally be a bummer if they messed this up.

Edit: My legs are super long at least that's what people tell me so maybe if your height comes more from a tall torso it could be struggle with head room but I don't think so.
 

DrivingEnthusiast

Active Member
Joined
Mar 22, 2021
Messages
34
Reaction score
58
Location
Texas
Car(s)
Focus RS, S2000, Stillen 'charged G37S, Boss 302
Look at the seats in the Z Proto and in the spy shots. They are *identical* to the 370Z. Unless the power rack (and note the familiar switches) is more restrictive in some way, which is doubtful, you'll have the exact same experience.
If you are going to do HPDE, check your helmet in a 370Z.
 

NissanFreak2021

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2020
Messages
46
Reaction score
104
Location
Houston
Car(s)
Infiniti G37
Occupation
Accountant
I can't fit in the 370 because the steering wheel doesn't telescope so my legs were too cramped. Hoping they fixed this issue on the new Z.
 

West Aussie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2021
Messages
128
Reaction score
268
Location
Australia
Car(s)
Peugeot RCZ typeR
I can't fit in the 370 because the steering wheel doesn't telescope so my legs were too cramped. Hoping they fixed this issue on the new Z.
Being a small female...not something I have to worry about.
But one of the latest looks at the proto seems to imply you won’t have an issue as the guy reviewing was 6.5
 
Top