The i8 Coupé could be described as an automotive manifesto, one that might just as well be saying: The future’s bright, the future’s fast, the future’s green. This is a car that is designed not just to attract admiring glances but travel swiftly while consuming less fuel and producing fewer emissions.
As one might surmise from its exterior appearance, the i8 boasts a stylish cabin that isn’t just designed to be a little showy but in fact possesses a very rational layout. There’s quite a lot of room in the front compartment, certainly enough for driver and co-passenger to feel nicely cocooned. While there are two seats in the rear of the car, these are best suited to accommodating younger travellers.
The i8’s sole engine option is a 1.5-litre petrol engine unit. In partnership with an electric motor, this produces 141bhp, 570Nm of torque, 0-60mph in roughly 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. It’s paired with six-speed automatic transmission too, which allows almost seamless shifting through the gears. That’s the performance side of things covered but what about efficiency? Well, this three-cylinder engine does very well in that regard, returning as much as 128.4mpg, while producing CO2 emissions from just 49g/km.
Among the i8’s numerous infotainment features is a 20GB hard disc drive, which is quite a lot of memory – useful for storing favourite tunes, spoken word books and the like. There’s also DAB radio, offering a host of stations in super-clear sound quality. Essentially, whatever you listen to, it will sound great because a Harman Kardon stereo system is included as standard. The vehicle also offers plenty of ways to connect. For instance, enhanced Bluetooth enables music streaming, hands-free phone communication and wireless charging. These and many other features can be accessed via the car’s 8.8-inch touchscreen display.
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