(The World Is Not Enough)
Vehicle: BMW Z8
Movie: The World Is Not Enough
Owner: James Bond
Bond's new BMW is a silver Z8 roadster, a far cry from the dull
executive 750iL from Tomorrow Never Dies. The car boasts a maneuverable
ground-to-air missile launching pad,
thin "sonic" laser
beam which allows 007 to listen in on conversations taking place
the vicinity of the car. As usual, rockets are fitted behind the
What's more, the car can be driven by a remote handset, and is
even able to drive itself to the handset by using sensors built
into the car.
The Z8 makes brief appearences during the mission until it is
destroyed. Bond uses the Z8 as a safe haven to shoot down a King
assault, but after
one chopper, a second appears from behind the car and proceeds
to saw it in half.
Q and his new assistant "R", packed it full of advanced
technology - including the absolute latest in intercepts, surveillance
and countermeasures. The car is fitted with Titanium plating
and armour, a multitasking head-up display, and six beverage
cup holders. Apparently indestructible, and all in
all, rather well stocked.
The "big brother" to the Z3, which was introduced
in GoldenEye, the Z8 will uses a mighty 5,0 litre V8 powerplant
to push 300kW of power through the rear wheels of this mean machine,
allowing 0-60 in less than 5 seconds.
"We are thrilled to be supplying Bond's car," commented
Jim McDowell, vice president of marketing for BMW of North America,
Inc. "The intrigue, charisma and enduring popularity of
James Bond is an ideal complement to the
BMW marque. Both possess an international pedigree, enjoy global
recognition and perform well when challenged."
The World is Not Enough was BMW's third collaboration with the
Bond film franchise. The launch of the Z3 roadster in Goldeneye
created enormous demand for that vehicle, which completely sold
out in its first production year. The Z8 went on sale in early