Time Lapse Video: The Creation of a BMW Z4 E89 GT3

Videos | September 5th, 2010 by 6
BMW Z4 GT3 Montage WestCoastRacing 750x500 Time Lapse Video: The Creation of a BMW Z4 E89 GT3

The construction of a vehicle for motor racing is very different from the car mass production. A lot of manual work is involved and it …

The construction of a vehicle for motor racing is very different from the car mass production. A lot of manual work is involved and it all begins with a body shell.

The Sweden-based WestCoastRacing gives us a glance at their creation of a BMW Z4 GT3. About 600 hours of work were put into the vehicle, by using parts received from BMW Motorsport.

In time-lapse video below you can see gradually how more and more parts round off the overall picture, and it ends with the V8 engine going into the car. The Z4 E89 GT3 from West Coast Racing is using the newest stage of the 4.4 liter engine which is also used in the BMW M3 GTS .

BMW Z4 GT3 Montage WestCoastRacing 655x492 Time Lapse Video: The Creation of a BMW Z4 E89 GT3

The engine should make at least 500 horsepower and most likely, the Z4 GT3 weighs less than 1200 kilograms.

Let’s have a look, followed shortly by an onboard video.

6 Responses to “Time Lapse Video: The Creation of a BMW Z4 E89 GT3”

  1. Bryce says:

    Very impressive!

  2. Kevin says:

    I really felt the Passion,watching that video… actually conspiring

  3. 1Mc says:

    Wow, just amazing to see it being hand built like that!

  4. Giom says:

    I felt tyred after a few seconds of watching that progress… imagine the guy building it! 600h! Thats a lot of detail to work through.

  5. Doug says:

    I’d have thought they’d start with one partially assembled off the line. Interesting movie, especially the use of that giant gimbal.

  6. Alvin Wong says:

    I love these time lapse construction videos like the Highcroft Patron team putting together their ARX-02a from ground up, or the Subaru WRC team putting together their WRX STI from shell to a fully built car.

    It helps you grasp just how much work goes into these machines. :)

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