BMW prepares Z Spyder Stradale
Today’s rumors suggest that BMW is about to unveil a new supercar to its line-up. Known as the Norbert Reithofer’s "Dream Project", the future BMW "Z" Spyder Stradale will go into production in 2014.
BMW used the "Spyder Stradale" term for the first time in the ’40s when they unveiled the 328MM, a sports car featuring a low driving position, set back towards the rear axle with a heavily raked screen and long hood and short rear overhang. This styling is exactly what the Z Spyder Stradale will be all about.
The Spyder Stradale takes off where the Z8 left and retains an aluminum structure. The front of the car and the rear cross frames will be a mix of steel, aluminum, and magnesium. For the passenger area there is an addition of a carbon fiber tub that will be bonded on the aluminum floorplan. The Z Spyder Stradale will feature a very sporty, animalistic front end with signature indicators, that will be used in all the upcoming BMW Coupe and Roadster models.
Under the hood there will be a high performance V8 or a V10 study that BMW considered for the next M5 which would release more than 600 HP. The engine is mated to a conventional automatic transmission or a future 9 speed double clutch transmission.
Source: E90 Post