Bmw i8 engine swap. A german tuner has turned the hybrid bmw i8 into a v8 engined monster. The i8 gtr has already. Built over a tube frame silhouette chassis this i8 is packing a modified v8 from an e90 generation bmw m3 making 540 horsepower. This engine is actually derived from the v8 found in the e90 m3.
Check out the latest bmw i8 features and specs at car and driver including safety and warranty information. 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. Bmw i8 prototype to drop engine go all electric. 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.
Gabura racing technologies in munich germany is fulfilling many bmw fans dreams by building a supercar out of a bmw i8. This i8 gtr race car is a little bit different. Contrary to what other articles have reported the engine will not be sourced from alpina. 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.
Bmw i8 news bmw news coupes. A german tuner has turned the hybrid bmw i8 into a v8 engined monster. Standard i8s three cylinder turbo engine and. 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.