BMW’s Z8 has been out of the picture for so long most of us forgot about it. It may have had something to do with how “not that good” it was, but still, it’s faded away.
The Germans at Senner Tuning seem to still have a fresh memory of the top of the line BMW roadster of a decade ago and they’ve decided it could be updated.
Which is exactly what they’ve done with their latest project, a tune-up for a previously modern roadster that wanted to be old-school.
Senner Tuning’s new kit starts off properly with a new set of wheels. We’re talking 19 inch Schwert SC1 alloys that wrap around new Racing Gold varnished brake calipers.
The better stopping power, along with some extra grip will also help the BMW Z8 go faster since it’s now wearing Continental Sport Contact 5P “shoes”.
No stiletto’s here but proper running gear with sizes 255/40R19 up front and 285/35R19 at the back.
And then we get closer to the action, Senner Tuning fitted the Z8 roadster with a coilover kit, new front strut bar and adjustable rebound rate.
Cherry on top time; the 5.0 liter V8 engine we originally saw in the E39 M5 isn’t swapped out but improved upon. Thanks to a sports air filter, a custom exhaust system and an ECU remap, the output is now 450 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque.
Pretty nifty, especially when you consider the whole package is available for as little as €14.900 in Europe (roughly 24.500 USD).
If you’re thinking about it, stop, a second hand Z8 won’t be yours for less than 100.000 dollars if it’s to be in running order.