Picture a Hybrid car. Are you thinking of a slightly chunky, family-sized, practical piece of machinery? Think again. BMW is setting the standard for what a hybrid car can be. The new BMW i8 Roadster is a beautiful, fast, fun sports car that also happens to be a hybrid. It’s the sportier version of the BMW i8 model.
Since winning the North American Concept Car of the Year Award in 2013, BMW has taken the i8 Roadster from a concept car, and has turned it into a beautiful production-ready car with a hybrid engine that takes it from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.
With the aluminium chassis and high-strength carbon-fibre passenger compartment, the car’s LifeDrive Architecture means that the car is fully weight-optimised to be the perfect sports car.
Even the roof mechanism is meticulously designed. While the car is designed to be driven open-air, the soft-top roof folds out seamlessly to provide the driver and passenger with cover.
The precisely-planned exterior is matched only by the sleek interior of the car. With smooth contours and a dash curved towards the driver side, the driver doesn’t sit in the seat so much as become part of the car.
A Collector’s Item
The i8 Roadster is a worthy addition to any luxury car collection, but the BMW i8 Roadster First edition is something special. With a production run of only 200, the limited edition comes with jet black matte 20” light-alloy wheels, a Roadster emblem on the exterior panels of the car, and a First Edition Sign on the interior of the car.
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