It’s still almost a year before anyone can to
buy one, but Top Gear has been poking its nose into the arctic testing of BMW’s
radical i cars. We’ve had a ride with the engineers on roads and a frozen lake.
And? They really do feel like machines from the next generation.
The BMW i8 is the cleverest sports car… in the
world. It’s not just about a new petrol-electric 4WD system. It uses new
materials, fresh aerodynamics and a new approach to tyres and chassis. And on
the road it can keep up with a M3 or 911 Carrera, using only half the fuel as