/BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car Unveiled

BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car Unveiled

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BMW, as it turns out, is a huge fan of safety car gigs, regardless of the type and class of racing involved. But since Mercedes has got the Formula One safety car job covered for years to come, BMW has to settle for other series like DTM, MotoGP and now Formula E.

The car chosen to pace the revolutionary Formula E electric race car series is the equally revolutionary, and partially electric, BMW i8. Unveiled at Donington Park in the UK, the BMW i8 Formula E Safety Car looks stock, apart from a lights bar and some stickers. But in fact it is equipped with the same Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology fitted to the race car.

In other, more interesting BMW i8 news, design Jon Sibal has penned an amazing racing version of this hybrid sports car. This imaginary concept features a competition body kit including massive splitter an aerowings, flared wheelarches, and a huge rear wings. It looks fantastic, but unfortunately you can make a better case for a flying X5 than a racing i8. That car would have a better chance of production, too. But we hope this thing inspire aftermarket body kits.

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Rendering by Jon Sibal via WCF

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