Bond car, design icon and also suitable for everyday use. The Z8 is one of the most fascinating BMWs. Based on the Z07 Concept presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1997, the Bavarian manufacturer actually built the Z8 Roadster. A total of 5703 units were built between March 2000 and July 2003.
With its side air intakes and flat, wide front end, the Z8 pays homage to the unforgotten BMW 507 from 1956. However, the taillights and turn signals in LED technology were far ahead of their time. The 400-horsepower engine is borrowed from the BMW M5, while the brakes come from the 750i. The use of a lot of aluminum was intended to make the car light, but in the end it was quite heavy at 1.5 tons. One reason was the lavish accessories – the Z8 could only be ordered with full equipment. Nevertheless, the car accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.
The interior is extremely purist in design. Four round instruments are mounted in the center of the dashboard and the filigree steering wheel with fine metal struts is reminiscent of roadsters of the 1950s.