The BMW Z8 was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car. The concept was originally designed as a styling exercise intended to evoke and celebrate the 1956 BMW 507 and to celebrate the millennium change. The Z07 caused such an overwhelming sensation at the 1997 Tokyo Auto Show that it spurred BMW decision to produce a limited production model called the Z8. As a result BMW hand-finished 5703 Z8’s in Munich, of which 3160 were built for Europe and 2543 for the US. The car had an all-aluminum chassis and body and used a 4.9 L 32-valve V8, that developed 400 HP and 500 Nm torque. This engine, known internally as the S62, was built by the BMW Motorsport subsidiary and was shared with the E39 M5. The engine was located behind the front axle in order to provide the car with an optimal 50/50 weight distribution. It could achieve 0-100 km/h in an impressive 4,7 seconds. and furthermore Car and Driver magazine also found that the car outperformed the contemporary benchmark of the time, the Ferrari 360 Modena, in three important performance categories: acceleration, handling, and braking. As with most BMW cars, the top speed was electronically limited to 250 km/h. The Z8 used neon
The BMW Z07 concept car, first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1997, blossomed from a dream into a production reality. Production of the BMW Z8 was announced at the Detroit Motor Show in January 1999. Designed for connoisseurs, the BMW Z8 was both very exclusive and a technological tour de force. Its blend of aesthetic design and dynamic performance is born of BMW’s desire to show how the 1956 BMW 507 might have developed had it been an integral part of the BMW range in the intervening period. The evocative and exotic style of the Z8 echoes the concept design very closely. The broad kidney grille and small xenon headlights faired in by glass covers flow into a long bonnet with muscular wheel arches and wide doors rounded off by a shapely yet purposeful tail with four large tailpipes. The Z8 even bears the typical 507 air scoops on its front wings whilst a luxurious leather interior is set off by a central instrument binnacle typical of that elegant era of convertible cars. Under the skin the Z8 is pure technology. The Z8 is built on an aluminum alloy spaceframe and carries an all-aluminium body. The power unit for the vehicle is no less than the 5.0l V8 engine from the M5.
Having covered just 25,450 Miles from new, this Z8 presents in superb condition supporting how well this car has been cared for from new. Accompanied by its full book pack, original spare key and exceptionally rare factory hard top roof, this Z8 is UK registered and is located in our showrooms just outside London and available to view immediately.
2002 BMW Z8 Roadster finished in silver with black/red hide interior. Supplied new in Germany. 13,500 kms (8,500 miles) One of the lowest mileage examples left
2002 BMW Z8 roadster, Titanium Silver with red, S/N WBAEJ13422AH61732, only 7,485 miles from new, 5.0 litre 400hp normally aspirated V8 engine, 6 speed manual transmission, heated seats, factory removable hard top, extensive list of sundry items including: hard top stand, original owner’s manuals and spare keys, original window sticker, “coffee table” production book, Z8 car cover, Z8 hard top cover, wind deflector, soft top window cloth, tool roll, factory battery tender, factory first aid kit, delivered new May 2002 by Foreign Motors West, Natick, Massachusetts, this collector quality Z8 roadster has been in the Copley family from new.
18" 5-Spoke Double Alloys, Cruise Control, Heated Seats, CD Changer, Cup Holder, Hard Top, Hard Top Stand, Tonneau Cover, Immaculate Example, Incredible Investment Opportunity!
2001 BMW Z8 VIN: WBAEJ13471AH60462 Imported to Newark, NJ on January 2nd 2001, this Z8 was sold to its first owner in Illinois a couple of months later. In December of 2004 the Z8 would be sold to American racing legend Bobby Rahal with only 5,198 miles. The car would be part of his collection for the next 12 years covering only another 6000 miles in that time. Since arriving at Canepa the Z8 has been fully serviced, fitted with a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and concours detailed.
Features : Delivered new by BMW MIRABEAU Paris 16, V8 400hp, maintenance book to the day Comment : Hard Top, cover, power hood, Monochrome GPS, leather interior, heated seat, CD audio system, air conditioning
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