Bmw i8 engine swap. Contrary to what other articles have reported the engine will not be sourced from alpina. This i8 gtr race car is a little bit different. A german tuner has turned the hybrid bmw i8 into a v8 engined monster. Swap in a b58 30 liter turbocharged i6.
0 in other words this thing isnt simply a v8 powered i8 without the hybrid system but rather a full blown race car with one hell of an engine and power to weight ratio. Standard i8s three cylinder turbo engine and. A bmw i8 will ditch its plug in hybrid powertrain in favor of an 800 horsepower v8 in an insane project by german tuner gabura racing technologies. Autocar believes bmw may swap in the 90 kilowatt hour lithium ion pack from the x5.
The supercar is being called the grt v8i and will feature a twin turbo v8 from a bmw m5m6. The i8 gtr has already. The bmw i8 is the first bmw production model to be powered by a three cylinder gasoline engine and the resulting specific output of 115 kw 154 hp per liter of displacement is on a par with high performance sports car engines and is the highest of any engine produced by the bmw group. Gabura racing technologies in munich germany is fulfilling many bmw fans dreams by building a supercar out of a bmw i8.
A german tuner has turned the hybrid bmw i8 into a v8 engined monster. Bmw i8 news bmw news coupes. Check out the latest bmw i8 features and specs at car and driver including safety and warranty information. In a nutshell the i8 gtr is an i8 chassis and body with a bmw s65 v8 swapped inside instead of the factory build hybrid powertrain.