The BMW i8 safety car has been taken out for a hot lap which includes some drifting in order to prove that the wireless charging technology is working under all conditions.
BMW fanatics out there, gather around, grab a chair, open a bag of chips, plug in your headphones and click the play button because if you were wondering what to do with a “green” sports car from the Bavarian based automaker, the answer is in the video posted below. The vehicle used is a BMW i8 safety car, used on the Formula E ePrix, in Beijing, China, driven by Nelson Picquet Jr., a Formula E driver.
The BMW i8 is taking its power from a hybrid synchronous motor, with 131 HP (86 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. The model can be connected with the range extender, the 1.5 liter I3 turbo, producing 228 HP (170 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, for a combined output of 357 HP (266 kW) and 570 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The model is assembled in Leipzig, Germany, and it is offered in a two-door coupe body style. It has been officially unveiled last year, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.