The Fastest BMW i8 On The Nurburgring Is Still Slower Than A Civic Type-R

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The Fastest BMW i8 On The Nurburgring Is Still Slower Than A Civic Type-R

BMW tuner AC Schnitzer (ACS) has notched up yet another record on the Nurburgring circuit, this time with one of its latest creations, based on the BMW (I12) i8 hybrid sports car. 

The latest ACS tuned BMW i8 lapped the 22.8 km North Loop (Nordschleife) with a time of 8:19.80 in the hands of Touring Car driver Markus Oestreich, which makes it the fastest BMW i8 ever on the Nordschleife. But, while the ACS i8 isn't exactly slow, as you might surmise, it isn't exactly fast either - given the (FK8) Honda Civic Type-R completed the North Loop some 30 secs faster, at 7:43.80.

We still think it's a cool-looking car though - with most of the car’s upgrades down to the functional and aggressive aero-kit and wheels.The engine remains largely as it left the factory. Mostly constructed from carbon, the kit consists a carbon bonnet, carbon front and side skirts, 3-piece carbon rear diffuser and carbon rear wing.

The ACS i8 is also fitted AC1 lightweight forged-alloy wheels measuring 21-inches front and rear. An ACS spring kit lowers the car by 25mm at the front and 20mm at the rear. Some interior accessories such as an aluminium pedal set, velour floor mats and an aluminium cover for the 'iDrive' controller sets the ACS i8 apart from the others.



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