This computer-generated image shows how the next BMW Z8 could look when it is launched in 2010.
The Z8 is expected to have a range of high-powered engines, including a 300bhp 3.0-litre V6, 400bhp 4.4-litre V8, 500bhp 5.0-litre V10 and 600bhp 6.3-litre V12.
It will weigh about 1500kg, which is about 250kg less than the rival Mercedes .
Features will include active steering and suspension systems to improve handling, as well as stability control, a folding metal roof and retractable wind deflector.
An M-tuned version of the car is possible, too, using either the V10 or V12 engine.
Prices are expected to begin at £55,000.
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