Gaswerks Garage is pleased to offer this incredibly beautiful 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster! The BMW Z8 is a roadster produced by German automotive manufacturer BMW from 2000 to 2003. The Z8 Roadster had an all-aluminum chassis and body and used a 4,941 cc (4.9 L; 301.5 cu in) V8 engine which has a power output of 395 hp at 6,600 rpm and 369 lb./ft of torque at 3,800 rpm. This engine, known internally as the S62, was built by BMW Motorsport and was shared with the E39 M5 sports saloon. The engine is located behind the front axle in order to provide the car with a 50/50 weight distribution. The factory claimed a 0–62 mph acceleration time of 4.7 seconds; Motor Trend magazine achieved 0–60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Road and Track measured the car’s lateral grip at 0.92. 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 automobiles the top speed of the Z8 was electronically limited to 155.4 mph with the delimited top speed amounting to an estimated 180 mph!!
The Z8 used neon exterior lighting, the tail lights and turn indicators are powered by neon tubes that offer quicker activation than standard lightbulbs and are expected to last for the life of the vehicle.
Every car was shipped with a color-matching metal hardtop with a rear defroster. Unlike many contemporary hardtops, which are provided for practical rather than stylistic considerations, the hardtop of the Z8 was designed from the outset to complement the lines of the car’s styling.
In order to keep the interior uncluttered, several functions were integrated into multifunction controls. For example, the power windows and mirrors were controlled by a single instrument. Also, the center-mounted instrument cluster was canted slightly toward the driver. The displacement of gauges to the middle of the dash board was intended to offer an unimpeded view of the hood and the road ahead.
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