Rendering: BMW i8 Racing Car

BMW i | February 26th, 2015 by 7
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Rendering artist Jon Sibal takes an i8 and virtually turns into a racing car. Dubbed BMW i8 GT3, the imaginary hybrid race car featured a …

Rendering artist Jon Sibal takes an i8 and virtually turns into a racing car. Dubbed BMW i8 GT3, the imaginary hybrid race car featured a wide body kit, a carbon fiber front lip, lowered spring kit and a massive rear wing.

And some proper racing wheels.

Unfortunately Sibal only rendered one angle and not at the highest quality, but enough to get us excited.

In standard form, the BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system.

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The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the BMW i8, while the 96 kW/131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).

Some magazines report a sprint time of 3.9 seconds, as fast as many supercars out there.

BMW says they have no plans to race the i8 and the only i8 model on the track now is the i8 Safety Car in Formula E.

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