AC Schnitzer shows ‘ACS8’ upgrades for BMW i8

Mitchell Jones

German tuning firm AC Schnitzer has added some visual flair to the i8 hybrid supercar, calling it the ACS8, which will be showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

The Schnitzer-ised i8 features 25mm of ride height reduction at the front and 20mm at the rear, carbon-fibre front airdam with extensions, air-carving winglets around the side and a dramatic bonnet piece.

Also finished in carbon fibre are the wing mirrors, door handles and rear diffuser. Even the trademark BMW kidney grilles have been restyled, with 21-inch forged alloys saving 4.5kg per corner.

The i8 combines a 170kW/320Nm turbo triple with 96kW/250Nm electric motors for exceptional fuel consumption of 2.1L/100km. It has dramatic, scissor-style doors and supercar styling. There’s no mention of any power upgrades from AC at this point.

Last year 32 Australians took delivery of the $299,000 coupe. This ACS8 kit would likely add a few tens of thousands to that price.

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