hell yeah, those things are bad ass. I remember when they first came out as the Z8. They had used one in a Bond movie and I remember seeing the Z8's on ebay right after the film came out selling for like $750,000 when they were ultra rare
The limited edition Alpina Z8 was made to commemorate the final production year of the Z8. Which will make this a very special collector's car for any bimmer fan.
Interesting enough the Z8 Alpina has a little power from the stock Z8, from what I've read in magazines when it first came out.
As beautiful as the Z8 is, I'd rather take the Mercedes AMG SL55 -- little more creature comforts and road presence, IMO.
Yeah, there are other things I would have considered. I'm kinda suprised he did it actually. He was looking at an e class wagon when he saw it. It was kind of an impulse. I think he ruled the sl55 out because he just bought a cl500 and just sold a clk430. His last everyday car was a jeep grand cherokee. I think he'll notice a bit of difference. The alpina has about 15 less hp than the regular z8 but reaches peak hp at a lower rpm, so it has more torque. It is all made to benefit the auto transmition. A manual would be nice, but for him i think the auto was a plus.
So I'm like getting way too much free time on my hands and I don't really think anybody here cares, but eh I'mma post anyways. This is as close to chronological as I can get it. TL;DR at the end of this post.
My dad wouldn't let me get my license unless I learned how to drive a manual. So when...