You don’t get to see many BMW i3s on a race track so coming across a video showing the electric car tracking with other cars was bound for sharing. Only one other time we have seen the i3 on the track and that was Chris Neff paired up with Erin Crocker, Nascar driver, to race track the i3.
The following video comes courtesy of Movilidaelectrica and features a BMW i3 wrapped up in a blue vinyl.
The car belongs to Puky Pedro, the first customer to receive the i3 in Spain and this is what he had to say about his track experience:
The BMW i3 is more fun than it looks on track, very light, quick accelerations and decelerations. It helps its strong restraint and only penalize failure to deactivate the stability control, suspension geometry, a little high and fairly soft for a circuit and the front tires that are somewhat narrow. Perhaps with a little more pressure might go better. But in any case, if we think for a moment that this is an electric car, it is amazing and authentic beauty “…” We have entered the circuit with 130 km of autonomy and out scored 100 We have given 3 full turns equivalent to 11.5 miles. Tires are in pristine condition, have not been visible wear. We will repeat this experience in the future under even more extreme “conditions.
Here is the video: