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    BMW i8 Spyder leaked

    The upcoming spyder version of the much anticipated BMW i8 Hybrid supercar:

    http://www.************/2012/03/31/leaked-bmw-i8-spyder/

    [IMG]http://www.************/wp-content/uploads/BMW_i8_Spyder_unik_02_800_600.jpg[/IMG]

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    Poorman's 918?

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    AWWWW YEAHHHH LOVING THAT SIDE EXHAUST. It better look as good in reality as on paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pininfarina_ View Post
    AWWWW YEAHHHH LOVING THAT SIDE EXHAUST. It better look as good in reality as on paper.
    Note that was the Porsche 918 Spyder I posted. I just think this is another case of all the German brands going "MUST BUILD OUR OWN VERSIONS OF THE EXACT SAME CAR IN MINOR NICHE".

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckedtapedemon View Post

    Poorman's 918?
    stop posting pics of the 918!!!!
    each time i come across one, i keep staring at it till eternity
    god, that a good looking car!!

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    The i8 spyder has been properly released now:

    http://www.************/2012/03/31/wo...bmw-i8-spyder/

    The Facts:
    - 3 Driving modes: electric, petrol, combination of the two
    - 3-cylinder 1.5 liter petrol engine – 164kw
    - electric motor – 96kw
    - 3 liter per 100 km / 78 MPG (US)
    - 0 -100 km/h (62 mph) – 5.0 sec
    - Top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph)
    - Weight: 1,630 kg – 3,600 lbs
    - Battery Charge Time – 1.45 hrs
    - Luggage storage – 100 liters










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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesis_73 View Post
    - 3-cylinder 1.5 liter petrol engine – 164kw
    that's 219bhp, out of a 1.5l 3 cyl????
    and combined with the electric engine, that thing has 300bhp??
    i'm starting to like it

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    Well best one I have seen but - I still not like the idea of lugging around a spare engine all the time, damn silly idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pininfarina_ View Post
    AWWWW YEAHHHH LOVING THAT SIDE EXHAUST. It better look as good in reality as on paper.
    The production version won't have side exhausts.

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    A 220hp 1.5L inline3

    Although I suspect it will need the extra low end torque from the electric engine just to get of the line with all that turbo lag that thing will have.

    But what they should have done is forget all about this hybrid rubbish and join two of these engines together to make a 440hp 3.0L straight 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    that's 219bhp, out of a 1.5l 3 cyl????
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    A 220hp 1.5L inline3

    Although I suspect it will need the extra low end torque from the electric engine just to get of the line with all that turbo lag that thing will have.


    BMW is using a turbocharged three banger opposed to a naturally aspirated three banger like this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    A 220hp 1.5L inline3

    Although I suspect it will need the extra low end torque from the electric engine just to get of the line with all that turbo lag that thing will have.
    i rather suspect that thing will rev the nuts out of itself

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    thats the most boring concept interior i have ever seen
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    Hopefully because the concept is near production ready.

    I want it, too bad for that money you can have a 458 or mp4-12c with change to spare. Honestly shouldn't this be in the R8 price range MSRP ~115k-150k range. Would I choose this over the new NSX or an R8?.. hmm... doubtful if I have to pay the 220k estimate we are hearing.
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    I have to say...I love love love how the windshield's glass does all the way under the hood like that. Don't know why, it just strikes my fancy.

    Also, I dig that blue "swoosh" on the sides...if it can come in different colors, kinda like how you can choose from several "sideblade" color options on the R8.
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