James Bond approves.
The BMW E52 Z8 was one of the rarest and most prized BMW models in recent memory. It originally began life as a concept designed by Henrik Fisker (yes, the same CEO of Fisker) to tribute the BMW 507. It ended up being incredibly popular and led BMW to produce a limited number of the cars, and even starred in the 1999 James Bond movie.
Senner Tuning has taken the rare BMW roadster and tweaked it to provide drivers with a thrilling ride and unequalled style. The original 5.0-liter (4,941 cc) V-8, S62 engine that powered the BMW E52 Z8 offered a substantial 400 horsepower and 370 lb-ft. of torque, rocketing the Z8 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds stock. Senner Tuning was able to install a sports air filter kit and stainless steel exhaust system with metal catalytic converters, manifold, muffler, and flame tubes. After the engine upgrades, the Senner Tuning Z8 was bumped up to 450 horsepower and 395 lb-ft. of torque, reducing the acceleration time and extending the top speed to over 186 mph.
Instead of significantly modifying the exterior by designing and developing body work for a car whose design was to tribute a classic, Senner Tuning chose to upgrade the chassis. The original wheel and tire fitment was replaced with Work SC1 wheels with a Diamond Black finish and chrome outer lips. The 9 x 19 front and 10 x 19 rear wheels were equipped with Continental Sport Contact 255/40 R19 and 285/35 R19 tires for better grip. In terms of handling, the German tuner installed a new adjustable coilover Variant 2 setup and new front strut bar on the BMW E52 Z8. Senner Tuning also installed new gold-painted race calipers that peek from behind each wheel.
The entire Senner Tuning Z8 conversion is currently available for 18,900 Euros (+/- 24,800 USD) for all 5,703 models that were produced.
Senner Tuning Z8 Specifications
Displacement: 5.0 liters (4,941 cc)
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 450
Maximum Torque: 395 lb-ft.
-Stainless steel exhaust system
-Sport air filters
Type: Six-speed manual or automatic
Wheels, Tires, Suspension, and Brakes:
Wheels: Work SC1 with Diamond Black finish and chrome lips
Front Wheels: 9 x 19
Rear Wheels: 10 x 19
Tires: Continental Sport Contact
Front Tires: 255/40 R19
Rear Tires: 285/35 R19
Brakes: Gold painted race calipers
Senner Tuning Z8 Gallery
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