BMW’s progressive hybrid sportscar – the i8 – is arguably the jewel of the current BMW lineup. Its avantgarde looks, innovative drivetrain and carbon fiber construction have put the i8 on a pedestal with some of the most beautiful and sporty automobiles of this century.
Customers who buy the i8 are unlikely to ever track their car – even though it’s capable of some hot and fun laps around any track in the world – so the i8 will always find a place in a beautiful setting with a nice backdrop.
But what if – and whats a big IF – the i8 would land on the track? What would it look like? How would it handle?
While we can’t answer the latter, we can – with the help of rendering artists – show you what an i8 Racing Car would look like.
Using the BMW M4 DTM as inspiration, the folks at rc82 workchop are turning the i8 into a mean looking racing car. The front-end gets a new bumper with a a large air opening and aerodynamic blades to help with air flow. The carbon fiber lip helps with downforce while the large vents on the hood would cool a dreamy V10 engine.
The widebody kit adds significant width to the i8 and allows a set of large wheels to be fitted under the racing livery.
Racing-inspired side mirrors and the oversized rear wing put the final touches on this imaginary i8 DTM Race Car.