An electric vehicle on the track? It seems nonsensical but the reality is when BMW builds an EV you know it's gotta be able to perform too.
It's in the brand's DNA. Considering the performance figures that Tesla's Roadster and Model S put down on paper, it seems that EVs on the track may not be such a silly concept either.
These babies can fly. Granted, only for finite amount of time.
But there's something to a BMW that can't exactly be described. The real point to this pre-production test is to see if it's showing through any. Because, frankly, there's no point to buying a BMW if it doesn't have that special "it" factor — the competition's too good these days.
The £100,000 BMW i8 is a plug-in performance hybrid due to be revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt show in September. evo was invited to drive a pre-production i8 at a secret test track in France this month, six months before we can drive the production version. This video gives a taste of what this revolutionary 155mph performance car is like to drive.