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BMW Z8 Replica Kit Using a BMW Z4 Roadster as a Base

Discussion in 'Z8 Roadster' started by GazHyde, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Wasn't sure which section to put this in! Perhaps we need a kit car section?

    Full story here: http://www.carscoops.com/2008/06/bmw-z8-replica-kit-using-bmw-z4.html

    "We don’t know how this BMW Z8 replica might look in person, but it could have fooled us in these pictures. Created by a company named “Car Kit” in Alabama, the BMW Z8 replica pack is based on the current BMW Z4 and it consists of a 5-piece fiberglass bodykit that includes front-clip, rear-clip, trunk lid, outer door panels and the hood along with front and rear lights. The bodykit costs $5,995 or €3,840 while the front and rear light lenses without projectors or bulbs, $1,000 or €640 ($125 a piece)."


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  2. badman gee

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    Why bother just buy an original!
     
  3. Macca

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    Ummm, Z4 £6000 + £6000 for kit + painting = £12,000. Z8 = £120,000. Difference = £104,000. Yes Mark, just buy a Z8...lol
     
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  4. badman gee

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    Yes but it's a fake Richard.

    And disrespectful to the real z8
     
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  5. Rev

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    If that's what someone wants to do thats fine. A compliment really.

    Can't see the point though as at the end of all that you'd have a car that was worth less than a Z4. Better to have a good "4" than a crappy kit.
     
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  6. badman gee

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    I think it's just wrong, but then I'm against modification.
     
  7. t-tony

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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery young Albert.;)
     
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  8. zedonist

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    I would actually do this, it is one of the best kits i have seen, but i bet it could look fugly if not professionally done
     
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  9. badman gee

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    It's bloody aweful
     
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  10. Rev

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    To make it look right you'd need the wheels as well. They'd cost a fortune on their own. I'm not sure that they'd fit the Z4 hubs either, but I'm no expert on that..

    When you mod a car it tends to open up cans of worms that you'd never thought of. The wrong shaped bodies fitted to others chasis don't tend to really work. They'd be a lot of issues to overcome.

    Looking forward to the thread though!!

    :)
     
  11. zedonist

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    Because you can, plus you only got one life, live it!
     
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  12. hard top

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    I thought that you had had the snip?
     
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  13. miller1098

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    You can't argue against kit car replicas AC cobra,Lotus seven ,plastic surgery,hair replacement it's all the same thing people want the dream.
     
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  14. badman gee

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    Rather than being happy with what they have!
     
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  15. miller1098

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    Easy to say from a privileged position and if it makes them happy what's the problem .im a believer in being happy as long as it doesn't hurt anyone.
     
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  16. miller1098

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    image.jpg Here's my attempt at a replica,had a lot of fun building it not quite as much driving it :)
     
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  17. hard top

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    I would love to have a go in that.......:beer
     
  18. badman gee

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    I'm not privileged at all, I have worked hard for everything I have.

    I just don't like copies, original or nothing.
     
  19. miller1098

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    Buddy I think you will find when you open the paper or watch the news you will realise how privileged you are.and it has nothing to do with how hard we all work
     
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