Most BMW fans are pretty excited about the prospect of a BMW i8 Spyder. The i8 is one of the most stunning looking cars on the road and the idea of a roadster model is incredibly exciting. Not only would a topless i8 look even better but it would be even more dramatic to drive. Wind in your hair and more of the devilish turbo three-cylinder noise in your ears. That’s a recipe for a good time.
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The BMW i8 Spyder was recently caught testing, with its roof up (we don’t own the spy photos but they can be seen here). It makes sense that its roof was up, as it was doing some winter testing in the snow. But it also gives us a chance to see if the i8 will retain its shape with its removable roof in place. We’re happy to report that it does, as the i8 Spyder looks every bit as fantastic with its roof up as the Coupe model does.
It’s wearing a fabric roof in these photos, which actually kind of takes away from the futuristic looks of the i8 but we’re not sure if that’s the final roof or just there for testing. It’s likely that it will be a folding hardtop, a la McLaren 650S Spyder. The rear deck also looks pretty cool in Spyder guise, as you can see where its rear side wings stop for the folding mechanism.
Aside from that, it’s a pretty standard looking BMW i8. We’re crazy excited for it to make its debut. If there’s anything the BMW i8 didn’t need, it was more visual drama. Yet, it got some more of it and our gluttonous selves are pumped.