Total weight is only 1,160kg, and when combined with the 343-horsepower M3 engine, gives the ominous coupe a supercar-like power-to-weight ratio of 3.4 kg per hp. Techniques used in construction of the Z29 could be carried over for the new Z8 or even a possible M3 CSL. Weight is saved further by utilising lightweight windowpanes, carrier-less wiper blades and a minimalist interior.
The car is a rear-driver and employs BMW’s brilliant SMG transmission which propels it in a brief 4.4 seconds for the 0-62 mph run. Top speed is an estimated 167 mph.