If there ever was a car that resembles the BMW i8 in design, it’s got to be the Rimac Automobili Concept_One. While the latter comes with a lot more horsepower and overall better performance, it certainly looks similar to the i8, employing a futuristic design and exotic looks.
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The Concept_One has four motors and four gearboxes at each corner, and makes a whopping 1073 horsepower and 1180 lb-ft of torque. That’s a lot more than the BMW i8. On the other hand, the Concept_One is a fully electrical supercar. The vehicle features All Wheel Torque Vectoring, a separate electric powertrain with an independent inverter, motor and gearbox for each wheel of the car, the world’s highest power density motor system and a price tag of more than $1,000,000 as well.
According to rumors, the next-gen BMW i8 is set to make an insane 750 horsepower, making it a much more potent vehicle, thus closing in the performance gap when compared to other supercars, being conventionally-powered or electric-driven. While these two models are in completely separate classes – in both performance and price point – they clearly have a lot in common. Both supercars feature an elongated, sleek shape, low-hung body and a discerning set of design features, all aimed at better airflow, increased performance and handling prowess.
As mentioned earlier, the Rimac Concept_One features a contemporary and futuristic-ally designed exterior and a completely bonkers interior – just like the i8, for example. But, the looking good aspect is greatly surpassed by the performance. YouTuber Archie Hamilton decided to put the Rimac Concept_One against a Tesla Model S and a Ferrari LaFerrari.