First drive: the BMW i8
BMW's future-proof hybrid sports car is finally here, and we've driven it. But what's it actually like?
Posted: 26 Apr 2014
Ah yes, tyres. Aren't they a bit skinny?
Yes, they're narrow to save weight and drag. But they're tall, so the contact patch is longer than in a normal sports car, so overall there's enough tread on the road. That's with the optional tyres as on the photo car. The engineers admit the standard tyres don't give as much lateral g.