Three pistons combusting internally, a dash of electrons and lots of aluminum and carbon fiber are the i8’s main ingredients. Its 357-hp hybrid powertrain drives all four wheels; in our hands, the i8 hit 60 mph in 4.0 seconds.

The poised chassis and sharp steering are good fun, but eco-friendly tires and regenerative braking hinder performance. Familiar controls nestle in a plush cabin; the i8’s eye-catching styling is straight out of a sci-fi flick.

 
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ENGINE

1.5

turbocharged+ermanent-magnet synchronous AC motor


POWER

266

kW


0 - 100 km/h

4.0

seconds


TOP SPEED

251

km/h


WEIGHT

1580

kg


BODY STYLE

2 Door Coupe

LAYOUT

Mid Engine, Front & Mid Motor, 4 Wheel Drive