The i8 is amazing to drive! In Sport+ this machine opens up its full 374HP and rockets forward with glee. Triple turbo thrumming behind you and popping out racy noises from the exhausts.
But the i8 has a problem. It is so light because of all that carbon fiber. Which is expensive.
And intrudes on the doorsill in a major way. This makes i8’s beautiful swan wing doors make sense. They are very-much needed to help get in and out. With a low roof on the coupe, this has been a barrier to the car’s wider success.
This Roadster hopes the reinvigorate sales of the $150k flagship. By doing more with less.
Less roof, more joy. Not quite a full roadster with the flying buttresses of the rear three-quarter continue on the roadster. But there is airiness between the uprights and surely enough to make the even more delightful.
Makes sense to us!
2018 BMW i8 Roadster
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