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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-03-2019, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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700hp hybrid supercar

Some new reports have come light that BMW may be considering a new hybrid supercar in the near future. This model would be aimed at rivals like the McLaren 570S and would likely borrow a lot of its tech from the i8. In fact its not unlikely that the next generation i8 could very well meet this criteria. https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/01/02/b...r-with-700-hp/
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2019, 12:16 PM
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The current i8 is already more appealing to me than something like the NSX. BMW has done an excellent job distinguishing their high performance hybrid supercar from key rivals.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2019, 05:03 PM
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The current i8 is already more appealing to me than something like the NSX. BMW has done an excellent job distinguishing their high performance hybrid supercar from key rivals.
NSX lived up more to what it was thought and meant to be than the i8.

i8 on the other hand didn't perform as fast as it looks. Instead it was more of an electric GT car with fancy doors and nothing more beyond that.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Efficiency was more of a focus than performance on the i8. It's still capable of a 0-60 sprint in 4.2 seconds however and you can't argue that its a head turner.
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The i8 is really expensive for what it is. The pure electric range is quite poor, not to mention the $16,000 upgrade for the Roadster variant. It looks like an exotic, but it doesn't quite perform as one.
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The i8 is really expensive for what it is. The pure electric range is quite poor, not to mention the $16,000 upgrade for the Roadster variant. It looks like an exotic, but it doesn't quite perform as one.
For $130k its just about right to me. GT coupes these days start around $30k less but lack the i8's swag and technological advancement.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-11-2019, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Nearly doubling the power output of the current model is no easy task, so we probably wont see something like this for several years. The benchmarks set by McLaren and Ferrari will also rise in that time.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 02:55 PM
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In that case I guess the i8 was a solid product after all, nothing like it aside from higher performing Supercars.
No one else offers a hybrid/electric GT car, but only now they're slowly appearing.
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Everyone seems to overlook the NSX as a hybrid car, even though it was one of the first supercars to introduce that kind of powerplant. Also the Porsche 918 Spyder. We have serious electric models now with the Rimac C Two.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-11-2019, 09:47 PM
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Soon the Polestar 1 will be here at a true GT styled electric car without i8 "supercar" gimmicks.
Who do you guys think will win this whole green GT car battle in the end? Polestar seems to understand enthusiasts more IMO.
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