> FWIW - The 360 Modena retails for around $140K (MSRP) and the Z8 -
> is $128K. Neither car is "easy" to find at a dealer, but can be
> *** car shops and throughout the DuPont Registry. Simple case of
> and demand here. Both cars have long wait lists, so if you want one
> you have to pay. 360's go for $200K+ in the DuPont Registry. The Z8
> also a very popular car right now as they are produced in very limited
> numbers (5000 total suposedly). If you haven't signed the list by
now - too
> late. Same goes for the new M3 - you will see them hit $80+ when they
> arrive. (at least for the first year - after that they will become
> readily available like the M5).
> BTW - The Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante (the convertible) retails
> around $145K. I'd buy a Z8 over an Aston Martin any day. A 400- horse
> 32-valve V-8 under the hood (with F1 derived individual throttle
> might add) makes for a very quick roadster.
> Chris K.
Thanks Chris. I knew people were over paying but WOW! What a premium.
I am not a huge BMW fan but they can build a motor. I think the BMW F1
engine will be a monster in 2001. I think they were just getting their
feet wet in 2000, making sure hey made it reliable and slowly
improving. Jenson actually developed in the same way during the year.
Slowly but surely getting better in each race.
> > I saw prices of $225,000 for slightly used (2K miles) 360 Modena and
> > $229,000 for BMW Z-8. The prices were listed in the Wall Street
> > Journal. I know eBay had a place in the line (queue) was selling
> > $60,000.
> > What is the factory price for a new version of each one of these
> > I thought the sticker price on the 360 was about $140,000.
> > Why is the BMW so high? Can't you get a big Aston Martin convertble
> > for about $85,000 or a Jag convert? No way the BMW is worth 3 times
> > more. How many will BMW build this year?
> > I hope Jag decides to build that new sports car.
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