The BMW Z8 is the modern interpretation of the BMW 507, which was famous for its design.
The Z8 entered production due to the popularity of the Z07, which was a concept car with design cues from the 507. Sport Auto drove around the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 8:07:00, being two seconds faster than the Ferrari 360 Modena.
The Z8 made an appearance in the James Bond movie 'The World Is Not Enough'.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
The Z8 is featured in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 as a Tier 4 car in the PC, Xbox, and GameCube releases and can be unlocked for 5,000 NFS points.
It appears as a Class C car in the PlayStation 2 release and is unlocked upon the player earning 100,000 NFS points.
The Z8 is one of the fastest roadsters in Hot Pursuit 2 thanks to its precise handling. In terms of acceleration and top speed, the Ferrari 360 Spider outperforms it. There is a special event dedicated to the car, the BMW Z8 Tropical Time Trial.