The coming of the BMW i8 on the market around four years have inspired tuning companies all over the world to come up with exquisite programs that shape the plug-in hybrid`s personality and transform it into one of a kind German model.
And slowly but surely, we get to see more and more aftermarket shops applying their skills on different i8 models, fitting them with not only just a handful of updates and wheels, also upgrading them beyond recognition with carbon fiber aero packages.
The latest edition to pop-up on the internet is the below Crystal Pearl White Metallic body wrap, recently coming with the high-performance wheels from ADV.1 Wheels tuning company, a leading shop in the wheel industry.
The wheels involved the tuner`s new edition – the ADV05 M.V2 Competition Spec Series – sized 21 x9 and 21 x 10.5 front and rear, respectively and finished in Matte Gunmetal, which perfectly complement the car` exterior colour.
Besides the new wheels, the engineers ADV.1 Wheels have also installed the well-known H&R Lowering Springs, which lower the car`s ride height for increased stance and advanced driving capabilities. As for the car`s engine under the hood, the tuner have left it stock.
This means that the BMW i8 comes with a I5 three-cylinder turbocharged TwinPower Turbo engine, developing 231 horsepower and sending the power to the rear axle. The conventional mill is coupled to an electric drive system which adds an extra 131 horsepower, all being sent to the front.
With all this sheer power, the plug-in hybrid is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, which makes it more outstanding than the M3 or M4. The all-electric range is also set at 35 km, at a topping of 120 km/h, with an overall of 530 km range.