One of the most ground-breaking sports cars of the recent times is BMW i8. The competency of this vehicle is unparalleled in the automotive industry because of its capability of going from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds and the incorporation of a plug-in hybrid engine. Well, Tesla and other car manufacturers are good in their own right, but the i8 is in a class all of its own. While sporting a twin turbo engine, the i8 is capable of attaining 76 mpg due to the hybrid technology.
According to BMW,
“At first glance, the BMW i8 comes across as a beautifully designed sports car. But it’s far more than that. Aerodynamics plays a key role in the design of the BMW i8, with each detail working toward channelling airflow for greater efficiency. Additionally, the streamflow design of the vehicle’s rear wing helps provide significant downforce all the way up to the electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.”
Every angle on the i8 has been created in order to sculpt the air around the car and for the reduction of drag as much as possible. Similar to several other sports car, the twin turbo 3 cylinder engine is placed at the back of the car which assists maintaining traction in the back wheels on corners. The looks of the i8 are the most futuristic among all the modern hybrid/electric vehicle presently on the market. Well, nobody can disagree with the fact that the stylish lines and sleek exterior of this sports car makes it look like it belongs in a science fiction movie.
This vehicle is capable of putting out 420 lb-ft of torque and 357 horsepower in total which gives it noteworthy power over any of its competition. Even though the HP might be lower than some cars in its class, it utilizes the power it does have in some of the most effective ways that modern sports cars can be engineered.