BMW Z8 (E52) (1:18, Kyosho)

  • BMW Z8 (E52) (from 2000)
  • Kyosho
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • black
  • 80430021822
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
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The Original: The BMW Z8 and its Development

The BMW Z8 is a sports car that was produced from 1999 to 2003 and belongs to the first generation of this model. The design was inspired by the classic BMW 507 from the 1950s, which was designed by the legendary designer Graf Albrecht Goertz. The BMW Z8 was designed by Henrik Fisker and was developed as a tribute to the design principles of that era. Under the hood of the BMW Z8 lies a 4.9-liter V8 engine labeled S62B50, which delivers 400 horsepower and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 4.7 seconds. These performance figures made the BMW Z8 an icon among sports car enthusiasts.

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Technical Data and Features of the BMW Z8

The BMW Z8 features an aluminum frame, known as the Spaceframe structure, which makes the car both lightweight and extremely sturdy. The engine is mounted longitudinally and provides excellent weight distribution of 50:50 between the front and rear axles. A 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive ensure a sporty driving experience. The brake discs are internally ventilated, providing excellent braking performance, and the adaptive damping contributes to stability at high speeds. The BMW Z8 was equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, giving it a distinctive look. The interior features premium materials like leather and aluminum, and the cockpit is designed to be both classic and modern.

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The 1/18 Scale Model by Kyosho in Detail

The model car shown here in a 1/18 scale is a precise replica of the BMW Z8, manufactured by Kyosho. It is a highly detailed model, distinguished by its authentic paint job and meticulous attention to detail. The model by Modelly member "neophyte1410" showcases the vehicle in an elegant black, emphasizing the curved lines and aerodynamic silhouette of the car. The headlights and taillights are accurately reproduced, and even the distinctive kidney grille shape is perfectly executed. The interior of the model is equally high-quality, with realistic details like the dashboard, seats, and steering wheel. All elements of the original are present in miniature form, making this model a sought-after collectible.

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Special Features and Collectible Value of the Model

The Kyosho model stands out for its precise craftsmanship and high level of detail. The wheels are replicas of the original BMW rims, and even the smallest details like the brakes and exhaust are authentically portrayed. There are no indications that this model is based on a specific vehicle from a movie or series. The model is an excellent addition to any collection of model cars, especially for collectors who appreciate a passion for detail and craftsmanship. The precision and effort put into making this model are reflected in every aspect of the vehicle, from the paint job to the moving parts. With this model, Kyosho has captured a piece of automotive history in miniature form that will delight fans of the original as well as model car collectors alike.

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