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      08-07-2013, 11:44 PM   #1
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Videos: BMW i8 Aerodynamics

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Holger Winkelmann, Head of Aerodynamic BMW Group
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BMW i8 Prototype in the aerodynamic test center




BMW i8 Prototype in the AEROLAB




BMW i8 - measurements of aerodynamic currents


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      08-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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Yup! Understood every word!

Cant wait to see the M8
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Yup! Understood every word!

Cant wait to see the M8
The interview features alternating German and English portions.
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Nerdgasmic! Love these behind the scenes engineering vids. This car is more intriguing to me than the M3/4. Thanks Jason, keep the i8 content coming.
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The interview features alternating German and English portions.
Ahhh Now I see it. Sorry Jason!
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Yup! Understood every word!

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M8?

Not sure there's going to be such a thing...
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You can Look at the BMW i8 as a what if?

What if future legislation destroyed the sports car as we know it?
A car like the i8 would be the next logical step to find a solution in order to stay on the road. Sustainability in a Sports car has never been heard of before but we are in a new world where sustainability in a sports car is becoming a priority.

Perhaps in a dystopian future the people will be driving i8s and craving Soylent Green.

BMWi and BMW M are sandwiched between BMW but you will not see an M i8 crossover between the brands. But you will see application of BMWi tech such as CFRP applied in BMW M and BMW models and Rolls-Royce.
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You can Look at the BMW i8 as a what if?
Trust me... I am.

What if it had an S54, S65, or S85 in the middle?
What if it had a manual transmission?
What if it weighed 300lbs lighter?
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What if it just had an option for a more powerful electric motor?
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Trust me... I am.

What if it had an S54, S65, or S85 in the middle?
What if it had a manual transmission?
What if it weighed 300lbs lighter?
Oh my god, could you please move on? It won't happen.

Scott has said it a gazillion times, the i8 will just be the i8. And as he said earlier, I bet BMW will use the tech of the i8 to build awesome cars, and maybe a sports car (I'm still waiting the BMW M car), and with the tech of the i8 they will make money, something that VW, Audi or MB aren't.
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I am sure this thing cuts through the air almost like it isn't there.
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No need to wait ..Ive seen this car no cammoflauge in the movie Mission Impossible Ghost protocol . looks exactly the same.
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