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      07-02-2014, 10:00 AM   #1
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BMW i8 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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Some videos of the i8 at Goodwood (not my videos).

Skip to 4:25 if you want to see the actual run:




All electric laps, (P1, 918, and i8)
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Note even though the second video says the i8 is running in all electric, I think it's running in hybrid mode. It has sound coming out.
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      07-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #2
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Car just looks out of place.. too obnoxiously futuristic. (non-teutonic)
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      07-06-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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He seemed a bit surprised by the i8. Nice.

OMG that F12 TRS!!!
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      07-06-2014, 10:53 AM   #4
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Sounds great...agree though, BMW could've toned down the tron-like styling a little.

I'd want different grills (black), different rims, and removal of that ugly front to back swoosh before I would take delivery...
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      07-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #5
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I'd want different grills (black), different rims, and removal of that ugly front to back swoosh before I would take delivery...[/quote]

Good, one more allocation for those who appreciate design excellence and engineering ingenuity
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Wow! I'm pleasantly surprised at the sound! It looks great in motion! I don't mind the futuristic styling because the car IS futuristic, but the tires look funny.
They are so skinny!
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      07-06-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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The car looks, and sounds great.

Love the footage!
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Looks like Marty mcfly should be driving the i8 around. Definitely too much futuristic looking junk going on there.
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      07-06-2014, 09:57 PM   #9
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Maybe Active Sound isn't so bad after all?
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Pretty unattractive IMO. I just don't understand why they went that route.
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BMW did a nice job with the exterior, and the choice to bring to production that futuristic looks is what makes the car appealing.
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I would've designed the i8s' front grill and headlamps a little taller, not as narrow as it is now, to give it more presence on the road. The front makes the car look cheap...even though we all know it isn't.
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This is such a good find. If I'm not mistaken, two of the world’s largest automakers, Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW AG, collaborated on the development of innovative, environmentally friendly technologies. The deal to share costs and technology comes in an effort to meet tougher emissions standards mandated in various regions around the world. The joint effort will concentrate on various kinds of research, including working to improve the lithium-ion battery, which gives life to most electric vehicles.
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