After jumping ship from Ferrari to BMW, chief engineer Roberto Fedeli has begun work on his first project, dubbed the i8S, for the German car manufacturer. Fedeli is working on taking the BMW i8 from sportscar to supercar by boosting power from 357 hp to an incredible 500 hp. However, the car will still remain a hybrid, with the front axles being powered by the battery, while the rear axles will be powered by the engine.
And while the vehicle will still retain the aluminium chassis and carbon fibre body of the standard i8, a bigger engine and new suspension,tyres,brakes and aerodynamic aids will likely result in the new i8 being more heavy. The powertrain will either by a turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder or a 3.0 litre inline-six. 0-60mp/h will reportedly be done in 3.5 seconds, while the car will have a top speed 155 mp/h. If BMW stay on schedule and choose to produce the car, we could see it going on sale in 2017.