The BMW Z07 concept car, first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1997, blossomed from a dream into a production reality. Production of the BMW Z8 was announced at the Detroit Motor Show in January 1999.
Designed for connoisseurs, the BMW Z8 was both very exclusive and a technological tour de force. Its blend of aesthetic design and dynamic performance is born of BMW’s desire to show how the 1956 BMW 507 might have developed had it been an integral part of the BMW range in the intervening period.
The evocative and exotic style of the Z8 echoes the concept design very closely. The broad kidney grille and small xenon headlights faired in by glass covers flow into a long bonnet with muscular wheel arches and wide doors rounded off by a shapely yet purposeful tail with four large tailpipes. The Z8 even bears the typical 507 air scoops on its front wings whilst a luxurious leather interior is set off by a central instrument binnacle typical of that elegant era of convertible cars.
Under the skin the Z8 is pure technology. The Z8 is built on an aluminum alloy spaceframe and carries an all-aluminium body. The power unit for the vehicle is no less than the 5.0l V8 engine from the M5. This incredible motor produces 400bhp and 500Nm of torque and driven through the rear wheels. The Z8’s performance more than matches its looks – 0-62mph in under five seconds, whilst 0-62 and back to zero again in less than eight seconds proves it stops as well as it goes.
The 1 previous owner BMW Z8 offered here at Hofmann’s is a 2001 “51 plate” example that has covered just 6,900 miles from new. Finished in the classic Z8 combination of Titanium Silver Metallic with Full Black and Red Sport Nappa leather interior. This exceptional example was supplied through BMW New York and then registered in the UK in 2014. Upon arrival in the UK this Z8 underwent £7,000 worth of work to meet UK compliance including new headlights, re mapping of the light unit and the BMW Performance Pack. This car includes a very special private plate RJ Z8 and accompanied by a coffee table book outlining the history of the Z8.
The file that accompanies this beautiful car is comprehensive to say the least. Aside from its full BMW service history it includes the original marketing material, numerous invoices and press information relating to vehicle launch. The specification highlights include - Heated seats, Electric seats, Air conditioning, Hardtop with stand, Cover and Xenon Headlamps.
As with all our cars here at Hofmann’s the car has undergone a comprehensive pre sales inspection by one of our BMW experienced technicians.
All vehicles supplied through Hofmann's have funding options available and part exchanges are welcome.