Over the last few months there has been a very special build taking place, and as it’s now starting to take real shape we have decided to share the build. It all started when we shared our own plans to build an ASPECT-GT BMW Z4 wide body, styled after the amazing BMW Z4 GT, after a lengthy discussion our dealer Reflect-ADS along with their customer jumped at the chance of building the ultimate street warrior that will prowl the streets of Dubai UAE.
The car Z4 is the e89 chassis, with the top of the range 3.5is model, so no slouch especially in tuned form, it a pretty nimble car once the terrible overly soft suspension has been upgraded, but it wasn’t enough for the owner, the plan was to make it go, with all the show and a BMW E60 M5 was purchased, not just the engine the whole car, which was relieved of the most important bit the V10 and all the important bits that help with that wonderful engine note.
With the engine installed and running, it was time to turn the attention to the bodywork, and the Aspect-GT was the chosen body work, it’s as close to the GT look you will get from a road car, with the fit and finish you expect from this composite company, as they showed with the Ferrari 458 GT3 that was built for Mr Mikael Persbrandt, the panels were not only super light weight, but the weave and quality of carbon really was off the top shelf, which is why they are our composite partners.
With the aero kit ordered, including the GT Spec rear wing, which is chassis / boot floor mounted, it was time to spec up the exhaust and suspension. Eisenmann exhaust is the exhaust of choice, and listening to the set up we can see why, it really is a beautiful noise, and lets the V10 sound exactly like it should do, certainly makes the hairs stand to attention.
Next up was the suspension, with so many options available, it was decided that an off the shelf system just wasn’t required, it has to be a bespoke set up, so a QRS 2 way adjustable system was chosen, built to Aspect-GT specification, the quality is impeccable, beautifully constructed and finished in the wonderful trademark purple, they really are a work of art, and fit in perfectly with this build, it’s had the best of everything thrown at it, so there was no cutting corners when it came to the chassis, it now handles like it should do.
With any build, especially a wide body, the wheels make-uth the car, and this build needs a special set of wheels, 19” was the desired size, in widths 10.5” front and 13” rears needed to fill the new fenders front and rear, with 275 and 345 the chosen tyres. The design was our classic mesh design from our concave 3 piece forged range the VM1, gloss black outer rim and inner barrel, with a matte black centre and titanium hardware, with GT centre caps.
The car is now going through the final stages of its build, and it’s almost time for paint, we will update with more news of this beast as it nears completion.