SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery

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  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    A modern sports car with a classic twist? Yes, please!
    The SVE Oletha is the sports car that the BMW Z8 never managed to be
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    It's actually based on a BMW E86 Z4
    As such, it's already much lighter than the Z8, which was more of a cruiser
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    The BMW Z8 only came as a roadster
    The SVE Oletha fixes that and also efatures a fastback rear end
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    A bespoke new body
    SVE has given the Z4 a compleely new exterior, mostly made of carbon-fiber
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    Design cues from the Z8 and 507
    The kidney grille has been kept, while the headlights are true to the Z8 design. There's also a hood scoop like the one on a 507, only bigger
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    Classic, ala 60s side profile
    Clean lines and curved haunches are as classically correct as a BMW 507. The front fenders feature Z8-style air outlets
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    Thsi is how a Z8 fastback would have looked like
    The sexy back end accomodates thin, Z8 taillights and large dual exhaust tips
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    Like the Z8, it has a V-8
    Only here, we find the E92 M3 GTS' 4.4-liter unit that makes 450 hp and 325 lb/ft
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    A proper driver's machine
    Power hits the rear wheels through a six-speed manual and a mechanical LSD
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    Other engine options
    Apparently, the M3 E46's S54 inline-six engine will also be available
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    SVE also promises a bespoke, highly finished interior
    Sadly, they haven't provided any images yet
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    It will be very exclusive
    SVE will build no more than 100 of these. In comparison, 5,703 BWM Z8s were made
  • SVE Oletha Is The High-Performance Z8 BMW Never Made - gallery
    The price for exclusivity?
    The SVE Oletha will have a starting price of $450,000, which seems a bit steep, considering it's really an old Z4
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    Would you drive one?
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