Bmw i8 engine swap. The i8 gtr has already. The supercar is being called the grt v8i and will feature a twin turbo v8 from a bmw m5m6. Bmw i8 news bmw news coupes. What if you took a bmw i8 swapped out its hybrid powertrain front mounted electric motor and myriad of electronics and put a gasoline engine in its place.
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. Swap in a b58 30 liter turbocharged i6. 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. A german tuner has turned the hybrid bmw i8 into a v8 engined monster.
This engine is actually derived from the v8 found in the e90 m3. 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. This i8 gtr race car is a little bit different. Gabura racing technologies in munich germany is fulfilling many bmw fans dreams by building a supercar out of a bmw i8.
Bmw i8 prototype to drop engine go all electric. Check out the latest bmw i8 features and specs at car and driver including safety and warranty information. 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. Standard i8s three cylinder turbo engine and.