When I was a kid and I imagined what cars would look like around 2014, I imagined something like the BMW i8. Except even my imagination wasn’t this cool.
Long and low, the i8 has a recessed air scoop carved out of its hood and, on the sides, twin pairs of fins meet at right angles to create a air channels. This car looks like it’s made from pieces that aren’t quite touching, held in place by some invisible force.
As you’d expect from its appearance, the i8 is an advanced plug-in car. It’s got an electric motor with a two-speed transmission driving its front wheels. It also has a small three-cylinder engine with another electric motor attached to it — and a six-speed transmission — powering its back wheels.
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