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BMW Z8

Price New

  $130,465 (2002 pricing)

Production

approx 5700 built from 2001-2003, when manufacture ceased

Engine

4.94 liter (302 cubic inch) DOHC V-8, VANOS variable valve timing

Horsepower

394 @ 6600 rpm

Torque

368 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

Curb Weight

3495 lbs (without hardtop); 3554 lbs (with hardtop)

Miscellaneous

Aluminum space frame, aluminum body panels

0-60 mph

4.7 seconds

Top Speed

155 mph (electronically limited)
 

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Super Speedway - The Mach II Special Edition (1998) One of the best directors of IMAX films, Stephen Low (Titanica) has always been a race fan. After obtaining permission from CART, a governing body of Indy car racing and Newman/Haas racing (a Championship team co-owned by Paul Newman), Low found his stars for Super Speedway: the racing Andrettis, father Mario and son Michael. Mounting cameras fore and aft on the Andrettis' cars, IMAX offers a better vantage point than an ESPN camera, at a superior grade of clarity. Add to that the excellent sound and you can "feel" the bumps on the asphalt as the cars zoom in and out of corners. The large format can turn a pit stop into a dramatic 12 seconds as we see the driver's eyes dart away from his cockpit for a few brief seconds. We watch Michael Andretti on oval tracks and exciting road courses going over hills and sharp turns. There's even a spin from an angle we've never seen before. DVD

 

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