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      02-14-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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More news about the Aston competitor coming from BMW

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BMW is developing a rival to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Porsche 911: a luxury supercar likely to take the name Z10. Autocar reports that this will be designed by BMW's studio in California, though it could be built at the Rolls-Royce factory in Goodwood, England, which has some spare production capacity.

The Z10 is said to be around the same size as a Lamborghini Gallardo, but weighing 250kg less at about 1200kg. It will be built around an aluminium spaceframe chassis similar to that used for the Z8, and will feature a new version of the 500bhp V10 currently used in the M5 and M6; this could be enlarged to 5.5-litres and 550bhp, and could work with a seven-speed sequential-shift gearbox. Equipment will include a carbonfibre folding roof, active spoilers and a downforce-generating venturi underbody. Crucially, it is expected to look a lot more aggressive than the retro-look Z8, which met with a lukewarm reception.
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BMW definitely has a supercar project under development, but the info from Autospies sounds bogus. It just shows that whoever wrote the piece has no clue about what he's talking about.

1. The E92 M3 is enough a car to compete with the AMV8 and 997 Carrera variants.

2. Goodwood will and only produce RRs. Anything with a Roundel will not come out from Goodwood.

3. A lightweight, mid-engined supercar with a 5.5L 550hp V10 will not have a price tag to compete with the AMV8 or 997.Think F430 and Gallardo SE.

4. "Equipment will include a carbonfibre folding roof, active spoilers and a downforce-generating venturi underbody." The wording of this sentence just makes the whole piece less credible.
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lol srsly
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I have not seen one BMW two seater that looks good.
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The Z8 and 507 Roadster were beautiful...
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alright sorry i didnt mean to offend you just saw that and thought you guys might want to know about it.
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