2000 BMW Z8

One owner from new

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2000
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: UK registered Chassis Number: WBAEJ11010AF77542
The Z8 was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car. The Z07 was originally designed as a styling exercise intended to evoke and celebrate the 1956-’59 BMW 507. The Z07 caused a sensation at the ‘97 Tokyo Motor Show. The overwhelming popularity of the concept spurred BMW’s decision to produce a limited production model called the Z8.
The Z8 remained extremely faithful to the concept car. The vintage simplicity of the interior was preserved by hiding the modern equipment under retracting panels. Complex compound curves were preserved through the use of an expensive MIG-welded aluminium space frame.
The Z8 had an all aluminium chassis and body and used a 4.9 litre 32 valve V8, which develops 400 hp and 363 lbft of torque. This engine was built by the BMW M Division subsidiary and was shared with