The BMW Z9 gran turismo concept car features the long
hood and short rear deck that have become hallmarks of
BMW sport coupe design.
Beneath the sculpted carbon
fibre body panels of the Z9 Gran Turismo lies an aluminum
spaceframe chassis offering both extraordinary rigidity
and light weight. Large wheels, 20-inch front and 21 inch
rear, provide a hint of the performance capability of
the Z9's 3.9-liter V8 turbodiesel
engine which delivers 413 lb-ft of torque.
The Z9 concept later became the production
The full-length gull-wing doors of the Z9 Gran Turismo
concept, which have conventional front-opening doors built
in, open to reveal an interior which incorporates a masterfully
simple, uncluttered driving environment. Instead of the
usual array of buttons, switches and levers, the dashboard
houses only the starter button and light switches. Inside
the Z9 a unique control knob (with corresponding TV monitor)
resides in place of the conventional shift lever operating
a number of functions for both the driver and passenger.
The BMW Z9 Gran Turismo concept eventually became the
M6 in production form.
Similar and related vehicles:
BMW M1 Hommage
BMW Concept CS
BMW Z4 Coupe
BMW Mille Miglia
BMW IMME 1200
M6 2005 (production)
Z4 M Coupe (production)
Z4 M Coupe (motorsport kit)