The uber-famous BMW tuner, AC Schnitzer, has quickly adapted to the modern times and also took under consideration the green i8 PHEV, delivering its take on the model at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
The hybrid performance coupe was adorned with a full compendium of carbon-fiber upgrades – and the German tuner also decided to show they not only improve the visuals, but also – more importantly – performance. For the proof part, they opted for the plug-in hybrid sports coupe to have a brief encounter with the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife – the speed date taking just 8:19.8 with veteran touring car racer Markus Oestreich manning the wheel.
In case you want AC Schnitzer’s hand onto your BMW i8, you should know the complete carbon-fiber body kit comes with light parts for the hood, grille, much of the front end, the mirror caps, door handles, side skirts, front and rear air outlets, rear wing, and diffuser. More so, a set of forged alloy wheels slash another 9 pounds 11 ounces (4.4 kilograms) over the stock pieces. Handling has been improved via the modified suspension hunkers that lower the front by one inch (25 millimeters) and the rear by 0.8 inches (20 mm). We have no clues as to what powertrain modifications have been operated, with AC only hinting the PHEV’s mechanical bits “remain largely standard”.