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      07-08-2018, 12:13 AM   #23
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It's a tube frame racecar, not made with any sense of volume production in mind.

You could make the car look like anything it's purely aesthetic.
Hence the «silhouette» part of the title and name of the class it races in
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      07-08-2018, 12:42 AM   #25
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Seriously, the only thing that is from the i8 is the windshield and the front and rear lignts, and some of the silhoutte!
Which is why thread title says silhouette as well
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      07-08-2018, 01:07 AM   #26
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It has the same color scheme and design as Adam West's batmobile
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damn that s65 sounds amazeballs with long tube straight pipes.
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      07-08-2018, 02:18 AM   #28
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The car that should have been but never was

This is the car that fans were clamouring for BMW to build for the road. That ship has sailed on that one but hopefully BMW will surprise us with something special now that it is racing across multiple formats and series.

I really dont care what powers the car as long as it leaves its rivaks in the dust.
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      07-08-2018, 05:10 AM   #29
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Impressive the way they fit the engine
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      07-08-2018, 05:17 AM   #30
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My prayers have been answered, BMW should take a note of, what PEOPLE really want, Carbon fibre Lightweight body, Mid Engine V8, Turbo or not, they decide. All in all it should weigh 1200-1500 kg, 500hp per Tone.
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I thought I am over the S65 and the S85 a long time ago... but man how could BMW dump all thisss noise all of a sudden. At least keep the F1 roar alive for a couple of generations
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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      07-08-2018, 07:44 AM   #32
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Omg I think I may have legitimately fallen in love with this car
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      07-08-2018, 07:59 AM   #33
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My prayers have been answered, BMW should take a note of, what PEOPLE really want, Carbon fibre Lightweight body, Mid Engine V8, Turbo or not, they decide. All in all it should weigh 1200-1500 kg, 500hp per Tone.
You thought also about the price of that thing ?
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Hey Bmw! Please! Put a "real" engine in i8!
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Definitely an impressive exercise in engineering, but it totally defies the purpose of the i8. I agree BMW got the powertrain all wrong, it should have been 100% electric. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but put me down as a 'meh'.
I agree. Do you remember that they originally had it as hybrid electric diesel before US market had them switch to hybrid gas electric? If BMW could fit a fully electric motor with 60-100kwH battery that would be amazing.

We have the 8 series now so I think the i8 should stay its green course, hope bmw contiues to advance it and brings nice i5, i3 etc
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Woah. Bmw putting out a compelling product. Color me surprised.
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Definitely an impressive exercise in engineering, but it totally defies the purpose of the i8. I agree BMW got the powertrain all wrong, it should have been 100% electric. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but put me down as a 'meh'.
I agree. Do you remember that they originally had it as hybrid electric diesel before US market had them switch to hybrid gas electric? If BMW could fit a fully electric motor with 60-100kwH battery that would be amazing.

We have the 8 series now so I think the i8 should stay its green course, hope bmw contiues to advance it and brings nice i5, i3 etc
That's correct. Electic/diesel was the original powertrain. Allegedly they switched to gas because diesel emissions standards couldn't met*. Personally I think surveys suggested that buyers would turn away from a diesel.


*Difficulty maintaing operating temp of the SCR catalyst.
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      07-08-2018, 11:35 AM   #39
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      07-08-2018, 11:41 AM   #40
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This thread is stupid. An ugly silhouette race car that has nothing to do with the BMW i8 (other than ripping off the name). Great. Now we have a bunch of dreamers clamoring on about how "this is what the i8 should have been!" Ummm no. Then, it would not be called the i8, folks.

So you want BMW to make a mid-engine NA supercar? Okay. But let's leave the God forsaken i8 out of that conversation, please!

One thing is for sure here. The privateer who made this abomination is a trolling master. Can we please close this thread so the additional comments won't add to my headache?
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      07-08-2018, 01:46 PM   #41
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Definitely an impressive exercise in engineering, but it totally defies the purpose of the i8. I agree BMW got the powertrain all wrong, it should have been 100% electric. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but put me down as a 'meh'.
I agree. Do you remember that they originally had it as hybrid electric diesel before US market had them switch to hybrid gas electric? If BMW could fit a fully electric motor with 60-100kwH battery that would be amazing.

We have the 8 series now so I think the i8 should stay its green course, hope bmw contiues to advance it and brings nice i5, i3 etc
That's correct. Electic/diesel was the original powertrain. Allegedly they switched to gas because diesel emissions standards couldn't met*. Personally I think surveys suggested that buyers would turn away from a diesel.


*Difficulty maintaing operating temp of the SCR catalyst.
I agree, it was likely survey and other mkt analysis
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Woah. Bmw putting out a compelling product. Color me surprised.
That thing is neither a product nor a BMW, really.
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Woah. Bmw putting out a compelling product. Color me surprised.
That thing is neither a product nor a BMW, really.
Well at least it's compelling that's a step in the right direction.
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Cool, all that work for nothing considering the rod bearings will fail, unless BMW has quietly addressed the issue in-house leaving everyone else to fend for themselves.
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