Solid Jet. Upgrades – Tracker – Monitor, Non Run Flat Tyres (Pirelli), Strut Brace, Short Shift, Hard Top In Body Colour, Tonneau Cover, Wind Deflector, Stainless Steel Exhaust (Medium tone), 12 months MOT, Full service history, Excellent bodywork, Beige Full leather interior – Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Excellent, Left-hand drive.
Standard Features – Satellite Navigation, Air-Conditioning, Cruise Control, Seats Heated, Alarm, Alloy Wheels, Electric Windows, In Car Entertainment, Two Electric Leather seats.
The BMW Z8 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1999 by Mr Bernd Pischetsrieder, chairman of the board of BMW. The style played the nostalgia card, making an explicit reference to the sublime curves, of the most beautiful BMW 507 from the 1950’s. The Z8 was presented in the form of a roadster with sensual lines, the work of the much discussed house designer Christopher Bangle. It is based on a chassis of the “space frame” type, composed of an aluminium trellis with extruded sections combined with sheet metal cases.
Its mechanics, a staggering 5 litre V8 reaching 400 bhp at 6,600 rpm and 500 Nm of torque, borrowed from the M5 saloon, took the 1,600 kg to 250 km/h and brought the time taken to get from 0 to 100 km/h to 4.7 s! The front suspension also came from the M5, while the multi-arm rear suspension was closer to that of the contemporary Series 7 saloon. Six-speed manual transmission transferred the power to the rear wheels. The passenger compartment also played on nostalgia, with a dashboard made of composite material painted the same colour as the bodywork, as in the 1950s. The Z8 had its hour of glory on the screen when it was chosen as the vehicle for James Bond in the films Golden Eye and Tomorrow Never Dies.