This BMW i8 Is Actually an M3 V8-Powered Race Car

It has the sound to match.


The BMW i8 is a wonderful-looking car, but some people think it lacks in the powertrain department. This i8 "GTR" race car is a little bit different.

Built over a tube-frame "Silhouette" chassis, this i8 is packing a modified V8 from an E90-generation BMW M3 making 540 horsepower. According to this video's description, the car weighs just 2425 pounds—just a little bit more than a new MX-5 Miata. But with 540 horsepower. Unsurprisingly, it sounds phenomenal. Listen for yourself.

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