Every handmade BMW Z8 came with an alloy double-bubble hardtop, but a true coupe was never offered. Smit Vehicle Engineering quietly made that oversight a reality at the 2021 Quail Lodge event with the Oletha, a Z8 fixed-roof coupe whose beauty is more than just skin deep. The exterior is a subtly refined version of BMW's original lines, created entirely out of carbon-fiber composite. Along with bespoke forged aluminum control arms and monoblock wheels, this reduced curb weight by nearly 400 pounds, giving the refreshed BMW S65 4.4-liter V8 from the 2010-2013 M3. A custom stainless steel and Inconel exhaust system and carbon fiber intake help the powerplant produce over 450 horsepower, backed by a six-speed manual transmission. Smit performs the modifications on customer's vehicles and will work with them to build their perfect Oletha.