Proving the i8 need not come just in metallic blue.
The BMW i8 already looks pretty much like a spaceship, but AC Schnitzer has decided to make the eco-friendly sporty coupe stand out even more by slapping on numerous carbon fibre bits and pieces. Starting at the front, a bumper add-on lends the electrified car a more aggressive appearance, further enhanced by the wings dipped in carbon fibre mounted on the sides of the bumper.
The beefy side skirts are, yes, carbon fibre, as are mirror caps and even the door handles. Moving at the back, a fixed wing and a three-piece diffuser complete the carbon fibre treatment on the outside.
AC Schnitzer has removed the i8’s standard wheels to make room for a custom set measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the back wrapped in 245/35 R21 and 285/30 R21 tyres, respectively. These new rims can be optionally painted in just about any colour you can think of and save a total of 4.4 kilograms over the set provided by BMW.
Rounding off the changes on the outside are the AC Schnitzer logos, a rather catchy Inferno Red Chrome full body wrap and the custom sports suspension lowering the vehicle by 25 mm at the front and by 20 mm at the back.
The German tuner is not willing to share images of the interior cabin just yet, but it says the i8 has been treated with a variety of goodies like an aluminium pedal set, velour floor mats, and an aluminium foot rest.
Beginning with March 7th, AC Schnitzer will have its tricked-out i8 on display at the 2017 Geneva Motor where BMW will also exhibit the recently introduced i8 Protonic Frozen Black Edition and the i8 Protonic Frozen Yellow Edition. Later this year, the i8 is expected to receive a mid-cycle refresh rumoured to bring not only a power bump, but also a prolonged range as a result of switching to a bigger battery.
Source: AC Schnitzer