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2002 BMW Z8 Dinan S2

As if the Z8 weren’t exclusive enough, famed tuner Dinan had their hand at modifying a claimed 20 examples. That meant revised carbon airboxes, custom velocity stacks, bored throttle bodies, custom headers and exhaust, and Dinan’s engine management software. The cost was anything but cheap; the engine mods would set you back the best part of $20,000 alone – but then the results were pretty impressive. In the similar M5, Dinan netted around 75 horsepower more than the stock S62, which was already a pretty stout motor.

So here we have those S2 modifications coupled with a Z8 in what seems to be the fifth chassis modified to this specification. And, if that wasn’t rare enough, this one’s also one of just 196 produced in Stratus Metallic:

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Year: 2002
Model: Z8 Dinan S2
VIN: WBAEJ13412AH61754
Engine: 4.9 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 19,500 mi
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Price: $189,900 Buy It Now

One of fewer than 20 Dinan S2 Z8’s built, with 470 horsepower on tap–74 more than stock.

We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 2002 BMW Z8 in Stratus Grey over Black leather interior and only 19,533 miles. This Z8 is loaded with: The mighty S62 5 liter V8, 6 speed manual transmission, 18 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels, Dinan Signature 2 package (larger diameter intake trumpets, larger diameter throttle bodies, full length tubular exhaust headers, Dinan carbon fiber airbox covers and silicone intake hoses, Dinan ECU tuning), navigation, heated seats, serialized coffee table book, manuals, original bill of sale, copy of the technician training guide, detachable hardtop, hardtop cover and stand and much more. This example is one of only 196 produced in Stratus Grey and one of 114 with a black interior according to the BMW Z8 Registry, making it the rarest non-Individual (paint to sample) color offered.

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Honestly, when I saw Marshall Goldman, Z8, and Dinan in the same listing, I assumed the price would be through the stratosphere. Somehow the $190k ask doesn’t seem that outrageous in the grand scheme. Why? Well, probably because this Z8 has actually been driven a lot* (actually, not much, but in the realm of Z8s, 20k miles is a ‘lot’). The asking price here, minus the rare color and Dinan mods, is right around the mid-range of nice Z8s. The balance comes on the use versus the Dinan bits and getting into a neat tone that not many other have. Either way it’s far out of the range of mere mortals.



  1. Jim Fuerstenberg
    Jim Fuerstenberg February 14, 2021

    That is actually a pretty good price for the money I have recently seen Z8s selling for…and with the Dinan upgrades, maybe even a bargain. Sure 19.5 is not Ferrari-low miles, but for most normal folks those are plenty low and one should not be afraid to actually drive it.

  2. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston February 14, 2021

    I love how much these cars cost yet Clarkson says these cars drive like garbage trucks. Having not driven one, I’m still inclined to believe Clarkson. Just because something is expensive, doesn’t mean it’s actually any good.

  3. Fstntq
    Fstntq February 14, 2021

    Don’t tell Satch Carlson the <20k miles is "driven a lot" on a Z8 as I'm pretty sure he's into 6 figures on his!

  4. JM641
    JM641 February 15, 2021

    Maybe the price reflects a preference in the buyer community that the drivetrain be stock?

  5. JM641
    JM641 February 15, 2021

    Actually, the CarFax shows previous rear quarter damage – my guess is that’s a real contributor to the price. Will be interesting to see where it actually trades.

  6. Aaron
    Aaron February 17, 2021

    There was a big controversy about the way that the higher spec Dinan mod’s cut into the space frame, IIRC some of the owners sued because they thought the structural integrity of their cars had been destroyed without their knowledge. Not sure if that was the S2 or S3 but anyone looking to buy this should do some googling.

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