2001 BMW Z8
Imported to Newark, NJ on January 2nd 2001, this Z8 was sold to its first owner in Illinois a couple of months later. In December of 2004 the Z8 would be sold to American racing legend Bobby Rahal with only 5,198 miles. The car would be part of his collection for the next 12 years covering only another 6000 miles in that time.
Since arriving at Canepa the Z8 has been fully serviced, fitted with a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and concours detailed.
About the BMW Z8
0-60mph: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (limited)
Torque: 370 lb/ft
The BMW Z8 or E52 was produced in limited numbers by BMW from 1999 till 2003. A production variant of the popular 1997 Z07 concept car, the Z8 was designed by Henrik Fisker with the interior by Scotty Lempert. There were 5,703 Z8s built with 3,160 in European trim and 2,543 built for North America.
The $128,000 car had an all aluminum chassis and body (BMW's first), and used a 4.9 L (301 ci) 32-valve V8, that developed 400 hp (300 kW) and 370 lb*ft (500 N*m) torque. This engine, known internally as the S62, was built by BMW Motorsport, and was shared with the E39 M5. The engine was 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. Road and Track measured the car's lateral grip at .92. 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 was electronically limited to 155.4 mph (250 km/h). Every Z8 was shipped with a color-matching metal hardtop with rear defroster.