BMW Concept Skytop previews future V8 roadster

    The Concept Skytop is equipped with BMW’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.

    Published On May 27, 2024 11:22:00 AM

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    BMW revealed the Concept Skytop at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Elegance held over the past weekend. The Concept Skytop appears to draw inspiration from the BMW Z8 and previews a future luxurious two-seat GT with a V8 engine.

    1. Concept Skytop previews a future roadster inspired by BMW Z8
    2. To get BMW’s most powerful V8 engine

    The open-top, which appears almost production-ready, features a removable Targa-style roof and an integral roll-over hoop, described by the BMW as a one-off design exercise. The Bavarian carmaker has suggested that the Concept Skytop could enter production if it receives a positive response.

    BMW said that the Concept Skytop offers a combination of dynamics and elegance at the highest level, comparable to the likes of the BMW Z8 and BMW 503. The vehicle’s design embodies classic BMW Gran Tourer proportions, with a long bonnet, a deep-set cabin, a long wheelbase and a boot that slopes down.

    BMW Concept Skytop: exterior, interior design

    The car retains BMW’s iconic kidney grille with two separate illuminated elements and horizontal slats. The grille is flanked by ultra-thin LED headlights and huge vents in the bonnet. The boot features a distinctive central divider that mirrors the one on the bonnet and curves up into a small ducktail spoiler.

    The cabin is wrapped in brown leather. The Concept Skytop gets the latest generation of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system, a fully digital driver’s display, a familiar shifter for the automatic gearbox and a conventional multifunction steering wheel.

    BMW Concept Skytop: powertrain

    The vehicle is equipped with BMW’s most powerful V8 engine, i.e., the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged unit that powers the top-end M cars and produces up to 643hp in its most potent form. The specifications for the Concept Skytop are yet to be revealed.

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