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The Z8 was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car. The car design was the effort of a design team led by Chris Bangle. The exterior was designed by Henrik Fisker and the interior by Scott Lempert. The Z07 caused a sensation at the '97 Tokyo Auto Show. The overwhelming popularity of the concept spurred BMW's decision to produce a limited production model called the Z8 with only 5,703 Z8s built over half of which were exported to the US. The Z8 has an all-aluminum chassis and body and used a 4.9 L (4941 cc) 32-valve V8, that developed 400 hp (300 kW) and 500 Nm (370 lb ft) torque. This engine, known internally as the S62, was built by the BMW Motorsport subsidiary and was shared with the E39 M5. The engine is located behind the front axle in order to provide the car with 50/50 weight distribution. The factory claimed a 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) time of 4.7 seconds; Motor Trend magazine achieved 0–96 km/h (0–60 mph) in 4.2 seconds, Car and Driver magazine also tested the car and found that it outperformed the contemporary benchmark Ferrari 360 Modena in three important performance categories: acceleration, handling, and braking. As with most BMW products, its top speed is electronically limited to 155.4 mph (250 km/h). The car has a color-matching metal hardtop which was designed from the outset to complement the lines of the car. In order to promote the Z8 to collectors and reinforce media speculation about the Z8's "instant classic" potential, BMW promised that a 50-year stockpile of spare parts would be maintained in order to support the Z8 fleet. Due to the limited volume of Z8 production, all elements of the car were constructed or finished by hand, thereby compounding the importance of ongoing manufacturer support for the type. This original UK Model was purchased by Vines BMW in January 2001 and was acquired in June 2001 by the current owner. The car has been regularly serviced by Vines BMW with 45,000 miles recorded with a new MOT The full document pack is supplied in the original leather wallet along with original mobile phone kit and original tool kit. The car comes with a unique, boxed leather-bound book supplied by BMW that was specific the actual car detailing the history and manufacturing details of the Z8. The BMW Z8 is regarded as a highly collectible, investment grade motorcar; prices have doubled in the last 5-6 years. Rare, pretty and with the badge of one of the world's greatest manufacturers on the nose there is no reason to think that will stop. Features Titan Silver Metallic Interior full nappa leather, Red/black 6-speed manual transmission 4941 cc - 8 cylinder - 400 hp Left hand drive Alarm system, remote control with interior protection Anti-lock braking system incl. CBC Automatic Stability control Electric adjustable / heated seats Outside temperature display Hardtop in body colour Dynamic Stability Control and Brake Electric windows Air conditioning Adjustable headrests Leather steering wheel Electrically adjustable steering column Interior light package CD, Radio, Navigation, Phone Headlight washers Power Steering Heated seats Sports seats with electric adjustment Cruise control Immobilizer Wind Deflector Xenon lights Central locking with radio remote control To arrange an appointment to view this car, please call the Showroom: 01223 755 911 or 07738 997 911, Part Exchange and Competitive Finance Available, All Major Credit/Debit Cards Accepted, Viewing By Appointment Only. For a Finance quote. Please call Jason Lincoln. Office: 01226 767378 Mobile: 07717 858888