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BMW Z07 :  

This is the BMW Z07 , BMW Z07 Hardtop as reveiled on the 1998 Tokiyo Motorshow. It is a prototype based on the BMW Z3, and the designers were inspired by the BMW 507, that was built in the 50's. The 507 is a very popular car but pretty rare, so many people hope the Z07 will be produced.


BMW Z8 : BMW Z8-1 , BMW Z8-2 , BMW Z8- Engine   & more on BMW Z8 US  , Z8 & Daddy , Z8-club.de

The stuff that dreams are made of: an engine that is nothing less than a work of art, encased in a brilliantly-designed aluminium Spaceframe and open to the heavens. A two-seater sports car in the tradition of the legendary BMW cars of the twentieth century. A classic based on the essential principles of car design, made with the best engineering on earth and the finest technology available. The BMW Z8. Experience a car that is the very embodiment of a passionate love for mobility.One look and you know it: the BMW Z8 is a car that you will never forget. From the long, sweeping lines of the bonnet and the bold curve of the wheel shoulders, to the subtle tilt of rear end, with its visor-like tail lights and dual exhaust pipes of polished steel: the Z8 communicates a statement of timeless design. The body form is pure roadster. Long nose, close to the road, an elegantly purist cockpit. There are hints of classic racing car: the simple "Engine Start" button beside the three-spoke leather-covered steering wheel. The design of the BMW Z8 is a tribute to the essence of the sports car. 

ENGINE : 
A simple black button sits next to the steering column: "Engine Start". A single touch, and the engine sparks into life. Under the long, elegant bonnet, a 294 kW five-litre V8 powerplant, with rear-wheel drive and 500 Nm of torque, propels the car from zero to 100 in 4.7 seconds. Maximum speed is electronically regulated at 250kmph. The remarkable power of the Z8's engine is felt with particular intensity from the driver's position behind the car's centre of gravity. Controlling this power, using the silky-smooth six speed manual transmission, makes driving the BMW Z8 into an unforgettable experience

THE CHASSIS
The chassis of the BMW Z8 is based on a full aluminium front axle and an integral-four rear axle: 
the perfect partnership. The completely balanced distribution of drive to each axle, a perfect 50:50, guarantees optimal handling, even at the limits. The Z8 sticks to the road on eighteen-inch light-weight alloy wheel rims, with five double spokes and integrated flat-run capabilities - even with a flat tyre, the BMW Z8 can safely drive up to 300 km.

16 hard to find Z8's by BMW's Individual Division 
8 cars : Stratus - Creama & beige interior 
8 cars : Black - Gray & gray interior

       

BMW Z8 Specifications

Price $128,000
Miles Per Gallon: 14/23 mpg
Curb Weight 3600 lbs
Transmission 6-Speed Manual
Engine type V8
Displacement 4941 cc
Horsepower 394 bhp @ 6600 rpm
Torque 369 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm
Redline 7000 rpm
0-60 mph 4.2 sec
0-100 mph 10.2 sec
Quarter Mile 12.6 sec @ 112 mph
Top Speed 155 mph (limited)
Braking, 60-0 mph: 116 ft