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      07-07-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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BMW i8 GTR Silhouette racecar with S65 V8 engine

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BMW i8 GTR Silhouette racecar with a S65 V8 engine:



Posted this in the i3/i8 section first, but that part of the forum seems quite slooow.
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      07-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #2
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Ahh the i8 with the powertrain it should have had all along.
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      07-07-2018, 04:47 PM   #3
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      07-07-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
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This is so insaneeee
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      07-07-2018, 05:20 PM   #5
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That roof line looks awful lol
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Sounds amazing
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      07-07-2018, 05:57 PM   #7
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Man, an i8 with an S65, mid engine layout, would be f*cking amazing.
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S65 mid mounted. Sooooo right!
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      07-07-2018, 06:13 PM   #9
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Holy shit this is amazing! Would love a one off limited production model that's street legal. Just 100 units. It will sell like hot cakes.
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      07-07-2018, 06:14 PM   #10
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Yeah , now it sounds better !

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Amazing! Thx for sharing.
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      07-07-2018, 06:31 PM   #12
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It's a tube frame racecar, not made with any sense of volume production in mind.

You could make the car look like anything it's purely aesthetic.
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Definitely an impressive exercise in engineering, but it totally defies the purpose of the i8. I agree BMW got the powertrain all wrong, it should have been 100% electric. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but put me down as a 'meh'.
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Now THAT is my kind of ASD(Active Sound Design)!!!
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      07-07-2018, 06:59 PM   #15
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The type of cars BMW should be making.
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      07-07-2018, 07:38 PM   #16
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The type of cars BMW should be making.
About F%#king time! Seriously...takes a privateer to build the car BMW should have built in the first place...
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      07-07-2018, 08:01 PM   #17
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Very cool set up! What the people want!

Getting Barrett bat mobile vibes. Not the worst thing?
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So basically...it's the engine I drive to the grocery store and Starbucks. Don't be jealous!

Thanks for sharing, btw. This is the shit and I'm glad theres some out there still acknowledging the S65 as one of BMWs nicest engines ever made. Kinda wish they did it with the V10 S85 though!
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Definitely an impressive exercise in engineering, but it totally defies the purpose of the i8. I agree BMW got the powertrain all wrong, it should have been 100% electric. I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but put me down as a 'meh'.
High output 4cyl with 2 motors in the front. This will maintain the i concept
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      07-07-2018, 08:48 PM   #20
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Good find and thanks for sharing

Like many others have echoed, there have been some missed opportunities for BMW.

This is a valuable addition to the S65 back-catalogue.
I've added this to the compilation thread of S65 racing engines.
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      07-07-2018, 09:55 PM   #21
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Seriously, the only thing that is from the i8 is the windshield and the front and rear lignts, and some of the silhoutte!
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Now thatís proper ..
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