Will a V8 triumph over a combination of gasoline and lithium-ion?
Some rightly question the pure sports car abilities of the new BMW i8. After all, it is a plug-in hybrid, but BMW is out to prove that this powertrain setup can be the future of the segment. With growing global emissions regulations, that very well may end up being the case. No matter, we’re not there yet. And today someone has finally organized the drag race we’ve been waiting to see: a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray against a BMW i8. But are these two really even competitors?
One has a conventional V8 while the other utilizes a combination of gasoline and lithium-ion to generate its power. Various other publications have already tested the i8 and walked away convinced that it is a true sports car. But in a drag race? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.