Have we ever told you Marchettino is our favorite Youtube user? Yes, we know we did, but we are saying it once again! And if you don’t trust us just watch this pretty cool video he has filmed at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The start of the video: BMW i8 Concept.
The BMW i8 Concept is powered by a 220 HP turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine driving the rear axle combined with two electric motors driving the front wheels and that add another 139 HP. As a result the i8 can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds and will offer a fuel economy of 94 mpg. Top speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph.
Impressive numbers for the i8, right? But it has been reported that the future of the hybrid supercar has been endangered. Lets hope not, though!