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BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine

BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine

BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine
BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine. The BMW i8 is a sleekly extremely fine sports car - with a 231-Horsepower three-cylinder engine. While the racer is powered still by an additional 131-HP electric motor, but this helps little artificial engine sound of the three cylinders and genuine sports car fans. The Bavarian gear and racing components specialist of Gabura racing technologies (GRT) wants to make now a real V8 hit the i8. For this carbon flounder's engineers eager to plant turbo 4.4 litre V8 bi of the BMW M6. As the inventors want to transplant the sitting normally in the front of the rear wheel driven M6 560-HP engine in the four-wheel drive as standard equipment partially i8, there are still little information.

GRT has already constructed a separate intake and two for the motor. The engine is equipped with a dry sump lubrication system to place it as deep as possible in the front of the i8. The V8 itself is high powered. Who conducts the performance increase, for the time being remains a mystery of GRT. The Bavarian tuner G-power would have for example a M6 with 700 Horsepower in the program. Rumors according to which, Alpina is involved in the project, rejects the spokesman for GRT as duck used by bloggers in the world. The aggregate to a sequential six-speed racing transmission, which is mounted on the transaxle layout in the rear of the i8 will be coupled. Disposed of via a new titanium exhaust system the exhaust and according to its own figures, GRT has developed already a sport suspension tuned to the V8 version of the i8. The GRT V8i transmitted the power only to the rear wheels.

BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine

The i8 with 130,000 euro is just 3,400 Euros more expensive as the M6 (126.600 euro) from the series price here. If the conversion should succeed Gabura racing, the i8 V8 will be considerably more expensive. The i8 is 21 centimeters shorter, four centimeters wide and five centimeters flatter than the M6. Also weighs the lightweight hybrid less than the big Coupé from the House of M 435 kilograms.

BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine

In terms of driving performance i8 and M6 take much, but only, if the battery of the i8 is fully charged. The M6 sprints in 4.2 seconds to 100, the i8 0.2 seconds longer. Both the i8 as well as the M6 are electronically limited at 250 km/h electronically, but can be lifted package to 305 km/h the regulation of the M6 in the framework of the optional drivers - the i8 must fit in this discipline. What value Gabura racing massively would change would be the average consumption: while the M6 to the test in the section incorporated into 9.9 liters per 100 kilometers, the i8 according to work on fully charged battery with 2.1 liter is satisfied.

BMW i8 With V8 Twin-Turbo Engine

Bayern have not betrayed so far when Gabura racing would like to have completed the "GRT V8i" project. The car will be built in a limited number in Munich.

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