Available for a limited period only, the new special edition BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition features a new paintwork, created exclusively for this sports car comes in a Protonic Red finish with Frozen Grey metallic accents.
The color scheme is complemented by BMW W-spoke 470 light-alloy wheels painted in Orbit Grey metallic with hubs painted in Aluminium matt and mixed-size tires (front: 215 R20, rear: 245/40).
On the interior, the special edition i8 comes with high-class red double-stitching and exclusive carbon fibre and ceramic trims.
The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be produced at BMW Plant Leipzig from July onwards and will officially be on sale from September, 2016 priced at £112,535 OTR.
Below we report some additional details from the official press release. For more info on the design of the i8 check our previous articles.
The design of the BMW i8
The exterior and interior design of the i8 are heavily influenced by its LifeDrive architecture and pioneering BMW eDrive system, however its reinterpretation of established design features ensures it’s still recognizable as a BMW.
The structure of overlapping and interlocking surfaces also contributes to the unmistakable appearance of the BMW i8: this layering principle allows aerodynamic forms to be wrapped up in a progressively styled package, while powerfully formed wheel arches draw attention to the wide tracks.