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Has anybody had any experience with one of these? My uncle just picked one up today and I was just wondering. I had never heard of it before. All I found out was it was a bmw z8... but better.
 

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Your uncle is officially my hero. The Alpina Roadster is absolutely gorgeous. There were only 555 built with 375Hp, 0-60 in 5.3 sec.



I love that thing! :bow:
 

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jeez 140k!? That's more than I thought. I got two calls today: one from my aunt saying that he was test driving it, and the next to say he bought it. I can't wait to drive it. Only 2 more weeks!
 

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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
 

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...when they were ultra rare
They've never stopped being ultra rare. Very few were ever built and production has finished. Only about 5700 Z8's were built and as I mentioned before 555 of those went to Alpina.

It's truely a collectors car.

BTW, wst, are you sure your Uncle didn't get the other Alpina Roadster? The Radster S is based on the Z4 and is just starting it's production run for Alpina.

The Alpina Roadster S:
 

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I'm positive. They told me the exact numbers on the car. It's black exterior and red interior.
 

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wow, I guess my uncle got a deal. He said he paid under 140 when I talked to him last.
 

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There's a guy in his 50's that I see almost every week either on the way to work or back home. Once in a while, he'll go for quick spurts and I just drool and listen to the rumble. Very sexy car IMO.
 

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I would gladly pay 120k, and prolly will in the future for a Z8. Never will I buy an Alpina as you can only get them in auto, what a waste.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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