More of CR's coverage on the Nissan Z here:
The 2023 Nissan Z enters the sports car marketplace as one of the few remaining models available today as a manual, competing for attention with the Toyota Supra, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota GR86. We bought a Performance model with a manual transmission for our test program, and share our first impressions of this resurrected nameplate, comparing its styling, gearbox, and driving dynamics with its contemporaries, as well as legacy Z models. And is higher octane gas combined with fuel stabilizer better for a car that will not be driven for a few months? Our experts answer this, as well as whether newer cars need an engine block heater in cold climates.
Toyota GR86 First Drive:
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:00 – Nissan Z introduction
1:50 – New features
4:20 – Styling
5:25 – Driving impressions
8:15 – Turbo sound/whine
9:39 – Manual transmission
12:39 – Handling impressions
15:20 – Interior impressions
22:39 – Should you use an engine block heater on a newer car?
25:31 – Should you use higher octane gas combined with fuel stabilizer for a car not driven often?