There were two Z8s there. The one in silver was in the Zentrum, and the Blue one was in the Performance Center. We were in the Zentrum at the most opportune time - I believe this one was on loan, as someone showed up, and removed the license plate. I think he was the car's owner, who had loaned it back for the Homecoming event. He was cool, and took great pride in showing it off to us. It has a decently sized trunk, and apparently, an oversized battery in the trunk. An interesting side note is that all of the bulbs, aside from the headlights, are all neon. For the side gill, the bar in the middle lights up as a turn-signal indicator.
I love the curves on the car, but these pictures do not do the car justice.
I'm told that the blue Z8 is a test vehicle, as it has been assembled, then completely disassembled, and reassembled yet again. As such, it can never be sold as new, nor can it be registered for street use. I fit well in it, so can I keep it, huh? I promise not to drive it on the streets!
While inside, I hastily took this dashboard panoramic so you can get a feel for how it all looks. Granted, it's a bit off, but such is the way of the panoramic photo program.
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More Homecoming Fun
Page 1 - Prep for the trip
Page 2 - The roads not taken
Page 3 - Linking up in Tennessee
Page 4 - Re-Enter the Dragon
Page 5 - Nonstop to Greenville
Page 6 - Friday Flies By
Page 7 - Panoramic Profundity
Page 8 - Tech Tent and Saturday Night Surprises
Page 9 - Sundays are for Sleeping Late
Page 10 - Divergence and Convergence
Page 11 - The Long Way Home
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