Exotic Car Of The Week - 014
Somewhere around the 14th day, electric-hybrid sports-cars were invented. Although it took a while, even as complete petrol heads, we're pretty damn happy about it. This week we delve into the life and times of the BMW i8 Roadster. Since first being unveiled at the Beijing Motorshow in 2012 as the i8 concept spyder - the BMW i8 Roadster has undergone some significant development. Despite this, the vehicle hasn't lost any of its original impact. The i8 Roadster is interesting for a number of reasons. One is that its design looks almost as good as any other supercar (depending on the day & angle, of course) and two - its incredibly comfortable, fast and economical. Plus it's half electric and much better for the environment than your usual V8 or V12 supercars. Although not as popular as a petrol supercar rental to most, the new BMW i8 Roadster will be sure to change some opinions the moment you put your foot down.
If you're n the hunt for an electrifying vehicle, the BMW i8 Roadster is the perfect car for you. The electrifying nature of this car is a perfect treat for all those who like to drive around in style while still maintaining a low carbon footprint. The BMW i8 has E-Copper accents and Sophisticated Grey Paint which couples perfectly with the famous BMW i8 grille and the prestigious i8 20-inch wheels. To add to the excitement of driving, the i8 has an Iconic U-shaped taillight design and dual wind channels for maximum aerodynamics.
The streamlined design is something which is dominant in the interior and exterior of the BMW i8 Roadster. As far as the interior is concerned, the i8 has Accaro E-Copper leather upholstery and unique ceramic controls for superior car handling and performance. The car is made from Sustainable Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic which offers strength as strong as steel yet less than the weight of standard steel frames. The scissor doors are also an amazing addition to enable swift entry into the car. Plus, they look amazing.
Engine and Performance
The BMW i8 roadster is fitted with a 1.5-litre 231bhp Twin-turbocharged petrol engine that drives the back wheels via s six-speed automatic gearbox as well as a 143bhp synchronous electric motor under the hood that drives the front wheels. What this means is that In sports mode, you get an AWD sports-car that compares the vehicle to BMW's own M4 in terms of power and performance but, can also travel around pretty dynamically for 25 miles on full EV-mode.