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1999 BMW Z8 Pre-production replica [E52]

1999 BMW Z8 [E52] in The World Is Not Enough, Movie, 1999 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: DE

1999 BMW Z8 Pre-production replica [E52]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle



2004-08-18 14:51

G-MANN wrote [Image: twinez83.jpg] [Image: twinez84wk3.3192.jpg] [Image: twinez89zz9.7306.jpg]

Bond is introduced to the new BMW Z8 by Q's new assistant (John Cleese).

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R: Now, I dare say, 007, that you've met your match with this machine.
Bond: Yeah, new model, improved specs?
R: As I was saying, the very latest in intercepts and countermeasures. Titanium armour, a multi-tasking heads-up display and six beverage cup holders. All in all, rather stocked.
Q: Fully loaded, I think is the term.
R: I think...
Q: You're not here to think, you're here to do what I tell you.

Special features:

Can be remote controlled via the key fob:

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Surface-to-air missiles that launch from the side vents, with targeting display intergrated into the steering wheel:

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Unfortunately in the caviar factory action sequence Bond only gets to use this car for about 30 seconds and suddenly the car is cut in half by a big chainsaw.

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"Q's not going to like this."

Le pauvre Z8 est coupé en deux par une scie mécanique gante en plein milieu du film. Mais quand vont-ils se décider a ne plus bousiller des Bmw dans James Bond ???

-- Last edit: 2012-09-05 03:02:33 (G-MANN)

tata CA

2005-01-10 02:08

Je corrige la question: Mais quand vont-ils se décider à ne plus bousiller les voitures que Q a consu

imcdb FR

2005-02-06 15:25

Ils bousillent moins les Aston que les BM, quand même lol

-- Last edit: 2012-09-05 03:04:11 (G-MANN)


2005-02-19 03:32

Pas vraiment, elles explosent toutes ou se font couper en 2) (Bref, M.Bond n'est pas capable de garder sa voiture intacte)

antp BE

2005-02-19 12:39

Même les DB5 ? :D

imcdb FR

2005-02-19 14:41

non, c'est pour cela que je disais qu'il bousille plus les BM que les Aston.

-- Last edit: 2012-09-05 03:04:19 (G-MANN)

antp BE

2005-02-19 14:51

Il n'est pas tendre avec les Lotus non plus :(


2005-03-02 23:12

Quote Même les DB5 ? :D

Ben dans Goldfinger, James fini par se crasher contre un mur

Racing girl

2005-11-17 22:05

Ouais ben j'ai un article de journal qui dit que Pierce Brosnan ne sera plus James Bond. J'espère que le prochain réussira à garder ses autos intactes.

ben68 BE

2005-11-17 23:01

Le nouveau James Bond, c'est Daniel Craig. Voir ==> http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0185819/

hughie522 AU

2006-01-08 05:06

It may have already been mentioned, but the car in the film is supposedly a (Ford?) Cobra kit car with BMW Z8 parts 'tacked on' as BMW hadn't finished the Z8 for the movie yet. The car's body is made of fibreglass.

gingertom EN

2006-07-11 12:24

Don't know if it is till there but the Beauliea motor mueseum in the new forest had the car that was cut in half on display, definitely fibreglass and not a lot inside!

wickey SK

2006-10-16 00:38

V354 FMP


2006-10-16 01:48

Unfortunately that registration doesn't register on the DVLA site but this film was made in 1999 and the V-reg plates started in the second half of that year, so it would be fair to list this as a 1999 car.

-- Last edit: 2006-10-16 01:50:13


2006-11-11 03:42

The KING helicopter Tore It Up at Zukosvky's Caviar Factory.

Zophos1979 NL

2007-02-20 23:02

Actually, this car only looks like a BMW Z8. When the film went into production, BMW had fallen behind on the development schedule for the Z8 and couldn't provide the car(s, as they used several for the stunts and such). This problem was solved by fitting several old chevvies with the Z8 body, particularly in the scene in which the car is sawed in half this is evident, the engine is a very bare american engine, very much unlike the engines fitted by BMW which were covered in plastic to make the engine bay appear cleaner, as is common practice this days for many manufacturers.

Never was a real fan of BMW's in James Bond films, though this is the best looking BMW ever used, sad that BMW didn't have her business in order and couldn't deliver in time, the saw is one of the best treatments I can think of for modern beamers

carguy60 US

2008-08-10 02:50

It is my understanding that since the Z8 was not yet in production, the producers convinced BMW to let them have the only prototype Z8 in existance to use in the film and it was actually cut in half at the end of filming.

ecclefechan SX

2008-09-14 16:34

Perhaps "Made for Movie BMW Z8" would be a more fitting title as it's not a real Z8 E52?

antp BE

2008-09-14 18:38

It was not really made for the movie. It was just a preproduction model, but still from BMW.
"Made for movie" make are for unidentifiable ones, or those which really look fake.

-- Last edit: 2008-09-14 18:38:41

thestig8 US

2010-02-18 03:20

The BMW Z8 is James Bond's new car in the 1999 movie, "The World is not Enough." The car, however, is a promotional for BMW, and is actually based on an AC 289 Cobra. The car is equipped with stinger missiles, a stability control device, and remote control similar to the previous BMW 740iL. The car only has limited screen time, and is cut in half by a helicopter saw.

dsl SX

2013-02-22 12:54

ecclefechan wrote Perhaps "Made for Movie BMW Z8" would be a more fitting title as it's not a real Z8 E52?

I've just come across a old magazine comment that when filming took place, there were only 16 Z8s in existence so the visual effects department built replicas based on AC Cobra kit-car chassis. "BMW Z8 Made for Movie" might be a better word order to enable this page to pop up where people expect to find it.


2013-02-22 13:09

Surely at least one of the cars used in this film would have been a real Z8? (or a prototype) BMW did have a deal with them so they would been obliged to provide cars for them. If they did build replicas (which probably wouldn't have been cheap to do) they were probably used in the caviar factory sequence where it gets sawed in half.

-- Last edit: 2013-02-22 13:11:15

ingo DE

2013-02-22 13:16

In articles about that movie and also in advertises back then, BMW has claimed, that they gave some 0-series Z8 to the producer, for PR-reasons.

JakeLAPDcop US

2013-07-16 08:38

Looked brand new in 1999

Max_S DE

2015-06-28 15:37

I think I've seen pictures of the movie-premiere with a Z8 parked by the red carpet, with those "missiles" out.
Maybe that was the one prototype-Z8 they got.

Robi DE

2016-03-23 10:03

This picture was also seen in a 1999 BMW Magazine, where the caption read "Filmstars Z8 and 007: Just like actor Pierce Brosnan, the Z8 was doubled in risky stunt scenes"
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robi DE

2016-06-02 15:58

This shot was used only in the trailer. It's a shame that they dropped it, as this would make a rather good main pic.
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Mystery Man DE

2019-05-02 22:49

Mystery is solved, or not? We should list it as Pre-production replica: Link to "www.bmwz8.us"
And indeed based on an American chassis.

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