• Sep 9, 2010
Time-lapse video of a BMW Z4 GT3 coming to life – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The BMW Z4 GT3 is a fixed-roof, race-ready version of the standard Z4. Instead of a straight six, the Z4 GT3 is powered by a 480-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Designed and engineered for the track, this Z4 definitely means business – just look at it. You can purchase your own version for around $400,000, and after paying that price, you can have your new track assassin shipped to you... in pieces.

BMW ships the car out in boxes and it's up to the proud new owner to put it together. Recently, Swedish race crew, Team West Coast Racing, did just that. The entire build took them 600 hours and they kept a camera rolling during that period. A time-lapse video captures the action as bare chassis becomes complete racer. 600 hours is 25 days, and 25 days is a long time to wait in between track sessions. In this case, the wait seems worth it and you can see the build video for yourself after the jump.



[Source: Cold Track Days]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Is the only way this thing can be street legal is because it is a kit car?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Nevermind, not street legal. Should of known since it is a race-spec car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      check out http://gt3europe.com/liveGT3.php if you want to see them at the ractrack
      • 4 Years Ago
      Changes are afoot... There is a very good chance you could see this and other FIA GT3 spec cars in the American Le Mans Series next season.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This kind of stuff reminds me why I love LEGOs so much. Building this is pure awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago

      Batteries included - but some assembly required.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome! That was interesting to watch! That one guy did most of the work...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hotness. I love the way this gen Z4 looks and really wish it had a proper stationary roof coupe version. A definite favorite.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does it come with an instruction manual to put it together like Lego?
      • 4 Years Ago
      They did offer a hardtop z4...... Maybe I'm wrong?
        • 4 Years Ago
        initial gut reaction: for $400,000 I'd like my car assembled please
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ah.. the classic clown shoes...

        ... said with huge respects of love and longing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Shop-Vac seems to be his go-to tool. "How to Build a Z4 GT3 with a Shop-Vac."
        • 4 Years Ago
        I always said the best way to save time is to have everything clean and organized. More so when working on cars having so many parts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Needs more tilt-shift.
      I agree with Rob, I really wish they offered a fixed-roof Z4, and not the mid-life crisis rag-top.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wish they offered this for the street :) minus the upper rear wing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very nice. Not rushed, detailed. Now to see it on the track!
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