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What a BMW i8 could look like with extreme mods

One of our favourite automotive renderers, Khyzyl Saleem, is back with yet another mad creation. This time in the form of the BMW i8.

BMW i8 by Khyzyl Saleem

A stock i8 makes an undeniable statement with its futuristic design and technologies, but if we were to come across this i8 in a dark alley, we’d be throwing over our wallets and making a dash quick-smart.

BMW has denied speculation that it will be releasing an M-division i8 model, saying that there is a contradiction in philosophies. So, for now we’ll keep looking at this and keep dreaming.

In standard form the i8 comes with a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol engine combined with an eDrive electric motor, developing a combined output of 266kW and 570Nm. With all-wheel drive and a kerb weight of 1485kg, the i8 can cover 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.