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      08-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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You've seen plenty of photos of the i8 on the track, now watch and listen to it performing on BMW's test track in Miramas, France.

The i8 will make its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA next month.

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      08-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Gorgeous car... But a 3 cylinder....!

Maybe buying a sports car with a 3 cylinder engine could be a statement that you're happy with the size of a certain part of your body?
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Wtf!^^^
I think you belong in the dodge str8 forums man. 3 cylinders, 0-60 under 6 secs, hybrid/saves gas! That sounds good to me. I'm just being straight forward.
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      08-14-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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      08-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #5
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Not to mention the beauty of the car beats any American car.
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      08-14-2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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Wtf!^^^
I think you belong in the dodge str8 forums man. 3 cylinders, 0-60 under 6 secs, hybrid/saves gas! That sounds good to me. I'm just being straight forward.
I wasn't serious, it's just counter intuitive spending so much on such a small engine.. It's just a new way of thinking I guess and will become more normal as time goes on
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      08-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #7
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Wtf!^^^
I think you belong in the dodge str8 forums man. 3 cylinders, 0-60 under 6 secs, hybrid/saves gas! That sounds good to me. I'm just being straight forward.
Lol, SRT8 is just a waste of gas.
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      08-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #8
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I think it will hard for me personally to get used to a "sports" car that makes little sound. I guess it's the way of the world and all that jazz...
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      08-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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That sounds pretty good considering it's purpose.
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      08-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #10
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Nice.

Who is going to be the first to drop in a proper power plant?

Only just a matter of time!!
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      08-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #11
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Nice vacuum cleaner -- Sounds like a GT-R.
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      08-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #12
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Awesome!!
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      08-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #13
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If anyone needs help falling asleep, this is the perfect soundtrack.
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      08-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #14
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looks slow and boring..
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      08-14-2013, 12:59 PM   #15
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YAWN !!! But, might as well get used to it. Cars of the future won't be as loud as they are now. I suppose that is a good thing.
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      08-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #16
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      08-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #17
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I really hope the rev limiter on that b38 isn't still at 6,500rpm.
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      08-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #18
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That was low rpm part throttle at best. There was a video before with this engine in a 1 series hauling ass and it sounded really good. Kind of sounds like an older Ferrari V12 in my opinion.
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      08-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #19
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How much will this car retail?

Just want to know the ballpark price on it.

$125k? $140k?

Sounds really good at 2:11...
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      08-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #20
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I actually think it sounds pretty damn cool

I really would not be able to deal with those skinny wheels, though. It looks like a prius!
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      08-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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Why didnt they fit a N20 in there?
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I so want to love this car, and I do think it looks great. But to me the sound of a sports car is just as important as how it performs.
This one just leaves me unimpressed. Maybe there Will be an M8 in the future with a better sounding engine
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