BMW i8 Gets Dodge Charger Engine in Ungodly Mashup Rendering

Interesting | November 8th, 2017 by 2
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Ever since the BMW i8 came out, people have been wondering why BMW didn’t go one step further and add a more powerful combustion engine …

Ever since the BMW i8 came out, people have been wondering why BMW didn’t go one step further and add a more powerful combustion engine to the mix. The reason behind this curiosity probably has a lot to do with the hybrid hypercars we’ve seen launched since, like the McLaren P1 or Ferrari LaFerrari, both of them with outputs close to 1,000 HP and hybrid powertrains. However, few understood that such an approach would defeat the purpose of why the i8 was built in the first place.

The BMW i8 is supposed to be an alternative to fast cars using big engines under their hoods. The i8 is more of an exercise that shows what can be achieved with a small internal combustion engine and an electric motor if all other aspects of the car are carefully considered as well. And while using a big V8 would’ve turned it into a land rocket, it would’ve also made it pollute more, defeating its initial purpose of offering a cleaner alternative.

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On the other end of the spectrum we have some cars out on sale today that really don’t care all that much about saving the planet. One of the most evident choices is represented by the Dodge Charger/Challenger Hellcat models coming with 6.2-liter V8 engines making way too much power. Therefore, the guys from Click Mechanic wondered how a mashup between the two would end up looking like. Then they took it to another level and the rendering shown here has emerged.

On top of that, they also wanted to see how other ungodly mix-ups would turn out and went wild. What makes all of these renderings special, however, is the fact that they do take into account the brand’s heritage. For example, Lamborghini started life as a tractor manufacturer so it was only natural that the rendering would use this as a leitmotif. At the same time, Ferrari is owned by the FCA group and therefore a mix between the LaFerrari and the Fiat Multipla only made sense. In the end, these crazy rendering surely will get you thinking about the multifaceted world we live in today.

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