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      08-24-2016, 12:22 PM   #1
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BMW i8 Spyder is Finally Real. Prototype Spotted at Nurburgring

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The BMW i8 Spyder Concept first debuted years ago at the 2012 Beijing auto show, but it's now finally becoming reality.

Seen here is the first prototype i8 Spyder, spotted while testing on the Nurburgring. It wears a camouflaged removable roof panel, which we hope will be made of carbon fiber on the production car.

The i8 Spyder is expected to debut in Spring of 2018 after the i8 Coupe is facelifted, so expect the Spyder to debut with the refreshed look and upgraded performance.




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Is it a T-Top for full power convertible?
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The BMW i8 Spyder Concept first debuted years ago at the 2012 Beijing auto show, but it's now finally becoming reality.

Seen here is the first prototype i8 Spyder, spotted while testing on the Nurburgring. It wears a camouflaged removable roof panel, which we hope will be made of carbon fiber on the production car.

The i8 Spyder is expected to debut in Spring of 2018 after the i8 Coupe is facelifted, so expect the Spyder to debut with the refreshed look and upgraded performance.


I want to know would this be the 700hp and 3000 miles upgrade because I want one and that's the standard I'm looking for
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The BMW i8 Spyder Concept first debuted years ago at the 2012 Beijing auto show, but it's now finally becoming reality.

Seen here is the first prototype i8 Spyder, spotted while testing on the Nurburgring. It wears a camouflaged removable roof panel, which we hope will be made of carbon fiber on the production car.

The i8 Spyder is expected to debut in Spring of 2018 after the i8 Coupe is facelifted, so expect the Spyder to debut with the refreshed look and upgraded performance.


I think the LCI is going to suck I literally can't want for the new redesigned i8
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The BMW i8 Spyder Concept first debuted years ago at the 2012 Beijing auto show, but it's now finally becoming reality.

Seen here is the first prototype i8 Spyder, spotted while testing on the Nurburgring. It wears a camouflaged removable roof panel, which we hope will be made of carbon fiber on the production car.

The i8 Spyder is expected to debut in Spring of 2018 after the i8 Coupe is facelifted, so expect the Spyder to debut with the refreshed look and upgraded performance.


I want to know would this be the 700hp and 3000 miles upgrade because I want one and that's the standard I'm looking for
In the mean time, there's the 991 Turbo S with a tune/exhaust at that power level available now.
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I want to know would this be the 700hp and 3000 miles upgrade because I want one and that's the standard I'm looking for
Yes because that is possible today.

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I think the LCI is going to suck I literally can't want for the new redesigned i8
I think it will be very minor for the i8, latest iDrive inside, couple of color changes, couple of new wheel styles, very minor tweaks to front and rear bumpers, done.
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Also, interesting to see how the first i8 on the track has the North American Brake Force Display with rear fogs being activated for hard brakes, whereas the one after had the Euro Brake Force Display which flashes all the brakelights.
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Theres something weird about it. Doesn't seem to retain the design of the concept from the B pillar to the rear. Looks like a regular i8 with a retractable panel roof. Anyway, I don't really care for the i8.

And it's also wierd that Bmw has given the green light to this even tho there are a lot of i8 sitting at the dealers lot.
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I want to know would this be the 700hp and 3000 miles upgrade because I want one and that's the standard I'm looking for
Exactly. It must also be capable of flight and must dive to at least 100 m.
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Theres something weird about it. Doesn't seem to retain the design of the concept from the B pillar to the rear. Looks like a regular i8 with a retractable panel roof. Anyway, I don't really care for the i8.

And it's also wierd that Bmw has given the green light to this even tho there are a lot of i8 sitting at the dealers lot.
The only reason they have so many on the lots is because they increased production too much. And because some are waiting for the LCI which was reported to have more power and range. It doesn't mean that the i8 is not desirable.
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Is it a T-Top for full power convertible?
Does not like a T-Top. No bar longitudinally down the middle. But there's obviously a seam across laterally. Two-part roof, maybe, so it can be stored in the car?
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Theres something weird about it. Doesn't seem to retain the design of the concept from the B pillar to the rear. Looks like a regular i8 with a retractable panel roof. Anyway, I don't really care for the i8.

And it's also wierd that Bmw has given the green light to this even tho there are a lot of i8 sitting at the dealers lot.
If they'd only make cars when the previous generation / base model is sold out, we'd never see anything new.
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This looks more like an i8 HomeMade SunRoof than an i8 Spyder. I'm really excited to see what this car looks like I'm the end, this is clearly at its earliest stages.
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Theres something weird about it. Doesn't seem to retain the design of the concept from the B pillar to the rear. Looks like a regular i8 with a retractable panel roof. Anyway, I don't really care for the i8.

And it's also wierd that Bmw has given the green light to this even tho there are a lot of i8 sitting at the dealers lot.
If they'd only make cars when the previous generation / base model is sold out, we'd never see anything new.
The LCI is far away. They keep selling F10s like there's no tomorrow even tho the New model is around the corner.
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I trust that is carbon fibre duct tape holding the roof in place?
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i8 schpider...rolls off the tongue pretty slick.
Has the ability to be a very cool car.
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4 door convertible hatchback with t-tops and a sunroof.
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I am not a convertible guy but that's the coolest hybrid for me
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