LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 2002 BMW Z8
In developing the Z8, BMW married form and function like never before. Power came from the concurrent M5’s 4.9-liter V-8, mated to a proper six-speed gearbox and producing 400 bhp. The design was flawless from any angle, inside and out, carried over from Henrik Fisker’s Z07 concept and paying homage to the Count Albrecht Goertz-designed 507 of the 1950s with side vents, a sleek front end, and such retro touches as a banjo-type steering wheel.!
Inspiration for the Z8 came in 1993 when BMW’s Wolfgang Reitzle and Bernd Pischetrsrieder attended a party at the factory where a vintage BMW 507 was displayed. The duo liked what they saw and decided that, one day, they would try to repeat the trick. Conceived under code Z07, a team from BMW Technik GmbH developed a concept car that was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1997. The production car remained amazingly similar to the initial concept in 1999, a few months before deliveries were to actually begin.
The Z8 was to serve not only as a “halo” car for the entire BMW lineup but was also used as a test bed for new engineering techniques. The real technical achievement was hidden away from view—an advanced form of welded and extruded aluminum space-frame chassis construction. Despite the high cost, it proved feasible. Ultimately, the same construction methods were used to underpin the BMW-engineered Rolls-Royce Phantom when it appeared four years later. The beautiful and timeless styling was the work of Henrik Fisker, who was then heading up BMW’s Designworks studio in California.
This lovely Z8 is finished in Stratus Gray Metallic complemented by a black leather interior. With only 18,435 miles from new, this Z8 has been driven sparingly and kept in collector condition. It is equipped with alloy wheels, a premium sound system with six-disc CD changer, full power accessories and the original factory hard top. Z8s were built in limited numbers when new, and few come up for sale, especially with such low miles. With limited mileage, this Z8 offers advanced engineering clothed in a modern yet timeless design.