Even though Villa d’Este concourse is all about the most lavish and most beautiful concepts and classic cars, a geeky car like the BMW i8 managed to grab a lot of attention at the show. This car looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Do we have to stress how embarrassing it is driving something like this in public? OK, good. Still, the i8 is a technological masterpiece, which means it definitely deserves about 90 seconds of your life looking at it.
The BMW i8 is a hybrid sports car with a three cylinder turbo diesel engine coupled to two electric motor. Together they can propel the car form 0 to 100 km/h in about 5 seconds, and up to a top speed of 250 km/h. This car is not just a show concept either. Next year there’s a production version coming, and all the evidence suggest it will look remarkably the same as the show car.
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