A so-called BMW i8 Concept has been recently previewed by the aftermarket specialists from Manhart racing, with the help of a couple of images.
The BMW i8 has some big potential to be heavily modified, as we have learned over these past few months, with the newest example coming in from Manhart Racing. According to the tuning company, the model in question has received a grey exterior finish, along with some yellow accents on the front grille, on the side mirrors, on the side door mirror caps and on the brake calipers. The vehicle has also received some lightweight alloy wheels, to contribute to its looks.
We have no clue on whether any performance modifications have been made so far but we do know that the standard car is packing a 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine under its hood, along with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. Thanks to these, the total output of the “green” sports car stands at an impressive 362 HP (266 kW), allowing the coupe to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.4 seconds, before reaching a top speed electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 2.1L/100km (134.5 mpg UK / 112 mph US).