BMW Brings Back The Z8 With Skytop Concept News Staff
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BMW Concept Skytop resurrects the Z8

BMW Group recently unveiled the Concept Skytop at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

The annual event on the shores of Lake Como celebrates the beauty of cars and motorcycles, making it a fitting stage for BMW's latest design study. The Skytop is an open two-seater that combines a known recipe: sporty elegance with a robust, athletic stance. The car's design harmonizes warm monochromatic colors and blends exclusive materials with traditional craftsmanship in both its interior and exterior.

The exterior of the Concept Skytop boasts athletic proportions with taut, muscular surfaces accentuated by precise lines. Integrated winglets replace conventional door handles, and lightweight alloy wheels with precise lamellas enhance its distinct look. A classic, sweeping hood terminates at the BMW shark-nose front with an illuminated kidney grille.

Crystal accents feature throughout the cabin

The custom-developed LED headlights sit within milled aluminum carriers, achieving the slimmest profile available. Flat, defined rear lights complement the car’s appearance. The leather-finished roll-over bar, side fins on the B-pillar, and fully retractable rear window add to the roadster's design. Two removable leather targa roof parts can be stored in a special compartment in the luggage space.

Open the door and the interior delivers sumptuous brogue-style leather surfaces and reddish-brown seats, while crystal applications are artfully embedded throughout the cockpit. The interior craftsmanship comes from BMW's own traditional saddlery.

Under the hood, BMW says the Concept Skytop features the most powerful V8 engine in the company's engine portfolio–which in a perfect world would mean the Skytop is cosseting the P66/3 Hybrid V8 powertrain used in the brand's M Hybrid V8 LMDh race car campaigned in IMSA and WEC.

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