BMW Z10 Class Super car


BMW has announced that they will unveil in late 2008 a direct competitor for supercars like Audi R8, Ferrari F430 and Lamborghini Gallardo. This will entitle BMW to have something more to state in the supercars world.It’s known that BMW cars are not exactly the most powerful sports cars, that is why aluminium, carbon fibre and magnesium will be the materials that the car’s body – BMW Z10 – will be made of. The low weight car, around 2645 lbs., will be close as size to Lamborghini Gallardo, except it will have 550 lbs. less in weight. The other dimensions would be: a wheelbase of 2560 mm, overall length of 4300 mm, width of 1900 mm and height of 1165 mm.BMW Z10 will use wind directing elements as active spoilers, which will modify their position by the speed of the car (its one of the first cars to use this concept).The development targets for the Z10 will be a rear/mid-engine supercar that will be powered by V10 turbochargers. The targeted performance for the engine will be of 550hp and it will be accomplished by taking the standard 5.0 litre V10 from M5 and M6 models and tuning it up for the Z10.Taking the 2645 lbs. weight and adding the 550hp output will result a weight ratio of 458 bhp per tone which means it could beat both the Porsche Carrera GT and the Ferrari F430.The Z10 will have a top speed and 195-mph and will make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.8 seconds.There is a supposition that maybe the Z10 will take from the M5 model the 7 speed Sequential Manual Gearbox, which incorporates some important functions and safeguards like: automatic downshift, Slip Control, Hill Detection.Coupe and convertible versions will be available for the BMW Z10 and the Bavarian Company Californian studios will produce it. The price will be somewhere close to 150 000$.