The green mongoose howls at noon. (That means, Look at James Bonds’s BMW Z8. For those of you not in Government Intelligence). –
Explosions, extreme style and ladies with beautiful. er. Headlights. BMW decided to launch the Z8 through the new James Bond, because it also fits the picture described above! Although Henrik Fisker was more of a buttocks man, because what a beautifully shaped rounded derriere! Together with the already famous lines of the 507, the Z8 became a modern style icon for BMW. And no, that 507 is not a Peugeot.
Everything about the Z8 was revolutionary. Matrix lights? Well, it’s been there and done that. The Z8 was given special neon rear lights that would last the entire life of the BMW. The chassis was made of aluminium, and in the front there was a fat V8 with a manual gearbox and a relatively short transmission. 400 Bavarian horses and 500 NM of pushing German, what a feast! Above 4000 rpm the 4.9 litre starts roaring like Pavarotti in the shower.
When they claimed in Munich that it would drive like a 360 Modena, even we as BMW purists could laugh a little at the German chauvinism. After driving it we can only conclude one thing, it is German realism.
And then ours. As James drove it in the film, ours is a little more shaken, not stirred. It has a red interior, instead of all black. Eat your heart out Mr. Brosnan! She is completely damage free, original German, documented and serviced by a specially trained Z8 specialist Van Poelgeest in Amstelveen.
Now there is a name to die for. 8. Z8. Licensed to thrill.
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