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      09-27-2016, 01:41 PM   #89
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Very cool! I read the article - only two i8s in Hawaii if I recall what the article said correctly. Beautiful car and beautiful islands.
One of only two i8s on Maui. I think there are more on Oahu. Honolulu is a much bigger market for BMWs.

Strangely, it's really hard to get a car from island to island in Hawaii. There is no Ferry system. You have to "ship it" via a barge. Big hassle.
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      10-01-2016, 03:16 PM   #90
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It did fine. Lots of fun. But it's not really intended as a track car. I went through a fully charged battery in only 2 or 3 laps. Then all you have is the spunky little 1.5 liter, which actually does pretty damn well considering.

Yes, you'll want to fully charge it before starting... then, if at all possible, you'll want to find a Level 2 charger between sessions. The 110v charger will get you only about 1/3 battery full after 2 hours. Just enjoy those first couple of laps, and the blue ring of e-boost!

Fill up the gas tank between every session. It's only 11 gallons, so the weight isn't really an issue. I found that I used just about 1/2 tank during each 30 minute session on Laguna. (8 mpg! ) You don't want to run out at the end of a 2nd session.

Tires? I had a brand new set on the car. (<500 miles) They did fine. They sure aren't R-compounds, but they aren't terrible.

Brakes? No real issues. A touch of fading, as would be expected of street compound brake pads. Just be aware of it, and adjust your braking points.

Have fun. Be safe. Drive it home.
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      10-02-2016, 09:17 PM   #91
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Cool

In April for Wekfest we had this i8 to shoot last minute...since we were all in downtown Chicago that was the best place to go....we basically shot in the tunnels they shot Batman "the Dark Knight" that night.... came out great!





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      11-16-2016, 08:20 PM   #92
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i8 Full Custom by Energy Motor Sport

I love those cars of custom i8 by Energy Motor Sport.
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      11-23-2016, 08:35 AM   #93
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      11-26-2016, 05:55 PM   #94
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I love those cars of custom i8 by Energy Motor Sport.
Way, way, waaay too much going on.
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      12-05-2016, 03:38 PM   #95
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Very nice!

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      12-11-2016, 02:31 AM   #96
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I love those cars of custom i8 by Energy Motor Sport.
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      12-12-2016, 09:06 AM   #97
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A quick teaser of my new Protonic Red Edition fresh from the detailers and less than 2 weeks old. Will try and get some more up this evening but it's back at the dealers currently with a horrendous whining noise coming from the electric motor ??!
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      01-14-2017, 09:57 AM   #99
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      01-18-2017, 05:11 PM   #100
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My i8 borrowing some electricity from BMW at their Academy in Wokefield Park near Reading, UK.

Thanks BMW, I wasn't attending the Academy but working at a conference in the hotel there!!!
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      01-19-2017, 05:08 PM   #101
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      02-02-2017, 03:23 PM   #102
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      02-10-2017, 07:08 PM   #103
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Cool, but I'm afraid my snowboard would catch to much wind and rip those suction cups right off!
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      02-12-2017, 10:22 AM   #104
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      02-17-2017, 03:33 PM   #105
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      02-19-2017, 05:28 AM   #106
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Cool, but I'm afraid my snowboard would catch to much wind and rip those suction cups right off!
They're officially rated to 70 mph, so they will probably take quite a bit more. If you mount them flat on the roof rather than the rear window, they'll produce less lift.
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      02-21-2017, 06:28 PM   #107
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They're officially rated to 70 mph, so they will probably take quite a bit more. If you mount them flat on the roof rather than the rear window, they'll produce less lift.
I ordered the rack, so we'll see.
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Dallas, i8 with other good looking friends.
Nice group of friends!
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      04-04-2017, 11:28 AM   #109
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A while back I loaned my car to my brother, and his buddy took a few photos. I thought they turned out really well!
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      04-18-2017, 01:49 AM   #110
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