Production spec BMW Skytop concept could be sold in limited numbers

    BMW 8 Series-based Skytop concept was officially revealed at Villa d’Este last month.

    Published On Jun 01, 2024 09:00:00 AM

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    BMW’s Skytop Concept car is ready for homologation and could be built in very small numbers with deliveries as soon as next year, according to company bosses. The 8 Series-based car was officially revealed at Villa d’Este on May 24 and uses the M8’s 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8, tuned for 635hp. It is inspired by the Z8 and has several design nods to the 2000s car.

    1. With limited numbers, deliveries could begin within a year: BMW design head
    2. BMW M CEO says that probability for Skytop to enter production is high

    Speaking at the event, BMW design director Adrian van Hooydonk said, “The headlamps, the tail-lights, they're new. They're as slim as we could possibly make them. But we know they could be homologated. If we do it, I think we should do it in a very limited production. Very limited. Like we did with 3.0 CSL. We made 50 pieces of that.

    “Then I think that would make some sense. Then it becomes a dream car. Maybe an instant classic. There’s no need to turn it into a big series production car. We could deliver within a year if we were to go that way.”

    BMW M CEO Frank van Meel added, “It is a little bit like a test balloon. You show the cars, and if there's enough demand, it can be built. I think the demand is quite high. So probability is quite high. We’ll see over the next few weeks if that interest translates into purchasing orders.

    "The probability is there. It shows we always want to try new things and see if there is a demand. Even though we’re a big company, it’s not the main purpose to build a small series. But if you listen to your customers and they say every now and then to do something like this and we do it – I think it’s a nice gesture to show that we are not only into let's say the cars we build everyday, but we can also do something special if demand is there.”

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