In its current configuration, the Z's suspension is set-up for street handling and high-speed stability. The weapon of choice is a Tein Circuit Master RA Type suspension system. The Tein system consists of four shocks, four main springs, four helper springs, spacer spring seats, thrust washers, bumper cushions, dust boots, upper pillow ball mounts, height measuring gauge and damping adjustment tool. The dampers are aluminum bodied, mono-tube designs that utilize large-diameter piston rods and big piston valves and feature 16 points of adjustment. The Tein system has been augmented with Stillen sway bars front and rear, an AB Flug strut tower brace and a Cusco rear lower strut brace. Stopping power has been addressed with calipers and rotors from a '93 V-Spec Skyline GT-R.

Rolling stock consists of Yokohama Sienna Generation II aluminum and Yokohama AVS Sport rubber. Up front, the Z flexes 19x8.5 Gen IIs and 245/ZR35-19 AVS Sports. The rear is shod with 19x10 wheels and 275/ZR30-19 tires.

The Nissan's success on the show circuit is illustrated in the interior. The entire interior has been rewrapped by Alfredo's Interior Upholstery. The seats have been wrapped in leather while the panels and other surfaces are adorned in vinyl. The rear section of the car has been wrapped and fitted with 10-inch JBL subs and a PPI amp to go along with the high-voltage, Clarion-commanded audio/visual system. An Auto Power four-point road race roll bar and Momo five-point harnesses adds insurance while a carbon fiber dash kit, Veilside shift knob, Razo pedal and Stillen carbon fiber gauge pod add ambiance. The Nissan flexes a Sony PlayStation and an on-board computer with a full keyboard mounted in the glovebox. The computer uses a PCS cellular network to access the net and is capable of running DVD movies at the touch of a button.

Body tuning has been executed to show-winning standards. A Stillen GT-R front fascia has been employed to set the Z apart. The Stillen piece features openings that are designed to move air where it is needed-intercoolers, radiator, oil coolers, intake system and brakes. The fascia is constructed from impact-resistant urethane and is a direct factory replacement. The coolest trick is the grafting in of Skyline GT-R tail lamps. We are talking real taillight assemblies, not a circular sticker. The freshened body was sprayed with six coats of Lexus pearl white by Kustom Workshop in Pittsburgh, CA

The Z has seen it all and has taken the lessons learned from one phase and applied it to the next. Its top-speed phase addressed the power vs. reliability dilemma. During its stint as a drifter, much useful suspension data was extracted from the Nissan. Tweaked for strip duty, the Z ran 12.1 at 121 mph while driving to and from the strip. Power output was dyno'd at 575 hp in this phase. More recently, style has moved to the forefront and the 300ZX's immaculate interior and tantalizing body lines have garnered enough trophies to fill the garage well past capacity. As it has morphed from one altered state to the next, Darryl's Nissan has improved at every turn; isn't that what it's all about?