BMW Z8 (diecast 1:43, Minichamps BMW dealer edition)

  • BMW Z8 (from 1999)
  • Minichamps BMW dealer edition
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • red
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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A Look at the Legendary BMW Z8

The BMW Z8 was developed as a tribute to the classic BMW 507 of the 1950s. The sporty roadster was first produced in 1999 and represented a blend of timeless elegance and modern technology. With impressive performance and exceptional design, it stood out from the crowd. The technology behind the BMW Z8 is remarkable. Under the hood, there's a 4.9-liter V8 engine with 400 horsepower, developed in collaboration with BMW's M Division. This engine, originally used in the BMW E39 M5, allowed the BMW Z8 an impressive acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. In the same year 1999, significant events occurred: the Euro currency was introduced, and the famous song "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin was released. These examples highlight the time frame and age of the vehicle.


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Details of the Miniature BMW Z8

The model shown here is a 1/43 scale model car, manufactured by Minichamps, a renowned maker of highly detailed die-cast models. This particular model car, part of the BMW dealer edition, is a precise replica of the legendary BMW Z8 from 1999. The model is made of high-quality die-cast material, known for its durability and finesse. In the photos displayed here, part of the collection belonging to "porschepit" on Modelly, the precise details of the model immediately catch the eye. The accurately replicated headlights, the distinctive rims, and the finely crafted interior details contribute to the authenticity of the miniature vehicle. Particularly noteworthy are the small emblems and silver accents that enhance the model's intricate appearance.

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Technical Feats of the Original

The original BMW Z8 was designed by Henrik Fisker, known as a renowned design talent. The body of this roadster is made of aluminum and boasts a balanced weight distribution. One of the most notable technical features is the aluminum space frame, which offers an optimized ratio of stiffness to weight. Additionally, the Z8 is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission for a dynamic driving experience. The interior is adorned with leather and premium materials, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern amenities. The use of 18-inch wheels with a special wheel hub cover reminiscent of the BMW 507 underscores the retro design. The original Z8 was also known for its advanced electronics, including a navigation system and onboard computer, which was considered cutting-edge at the time.

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A Tribute to Classics

The 1/43 scale model of the legendary BMW Z8 by Minichamps is an authentic reproduction. The striking design with aerodynamic lines, elegant headlights, and classic grille is accurately captured in the model. The vibrant red paint adds an extra allure to the miniature. From the photos, it's evident that the model retains all the stylistic features of the original, including the sleek side mirrors and the distinctive rims found on the Z8. This model is of great interest to collectors who appreciate precision and attention to detail in miniature models. The 1/43 scale model by Minichamps is the perfect addition to any collection that includes high-quality and authentic replicas of iconic vehicles.


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