What is it like on the inside?
If you’ve not spotted the theme yet, the 240Z is charming and yet workmanlike. And so to the cabin, which illustrates this quite exquisitely. Just look at it: the one piece dash moulding, the superbly contemporary ergonomics, the simplicity and tough build quality… and yet the details are delightful.
The deep-cowled instruments reek of 1960s Alfa Romeo. The deep-dished steering wheel’s slight rim is a delight to thread around. The seats are deep and gain support by being squishy, not from rock-hard bolsters. And the triplet of ancillary dials across the dash’s top is a feature so often replicated by retro-seeking modern cars, it’s refreshing to see the idea in its pomp. It makes the 240Z feel purposeful inside.
The pedal weights are mismatched and you’ll need to sit closer to them than ideal to give enough leverage on the heavy steering, but by no means is this a difficult car to get comfy in. Ferraris took twenty years to catch up to this sort of ergonomic common sense. You even get a decent boot and space behind the back seats for extra luggage.