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Hear the New BMW i8 Roar

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The 1.5-liter turbo-three spinning the rear wheels puts out a surprisingly attractive aural note.

Having seen the BMW i8 unveiled in production spec at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the next logical step for the Bavarian carmaker is to provide footage of the hybrid sports car in action. While we wait for that, Matt Farah and the guys at The Smoking Tire had the good fortune of running into the i8 while filming an upcoming episode. The serendipitous encounter was naturally caught on camera giving us a chance to hear that cutting-edge powerplant accelerate at full throttle as the driver did his utmost to get the hell out of dodge.

Check out the video and be ready for a pleasant surprise: the hybrid's soundtrack is not as nearly as dull as you may have thought.

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