The BMW Z8 is a roadster car produced by German automaker BMW from 1999 to 2003. The Z8 was the production variant of the 1997 Z07 concept car, which was designed as a styling exercise intended to evoke and celebrate the 1956-59 BMW 507. The popularity of the concept spurred BMW's decision to produce a limited production model called the Z8 (5,703 built). The vehicle was featured in the James Bond film "The World Is Not Enough" (1999).
In the film, it was driven by Bond until being sliced in half by a helicopter equipped with tree-cutting saws in Azerbaijan. So far in the film series, this marks the only occasion when Bond has expressed concern about Q being upset with James wreaking havoc on cars and equipment. Ironically, this takes place after Desmond Llewelyn makes his final appearance on the screen as Q. The actual number plate of the car V354 FMP was never registered on the Bond vehicle, but has since been registered to another BMW Z8 in the UK.