Friday/ protonic blue metallic

This gleaming low-slung machine that I spotted here on Republican St and 15th Ave may look as if it is about to vroom across the intersection – but it actually made no sound as it accelerated forward and turned left.

It is BMW’s plug-in hybrid sports car made from carbon fiber and aluminum, the i8.  Tesla owners can rightfully point out their cars are completely electric .. but it’s a bit of an apples-and-oranges comparison.  The i8 is shaped like a supercar. I see a reviewer reports that the seats are so low that you ‘roll’ out of it after nudging the butterfly doors up and away from you.

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The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car made from carbon fiber and aluminum. You’re going to need to part with at least $135k to buy this machine.  BMW calls the color ‘protonic blue metallic’.

 

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