BMW has announced intentions to unleash a new supercar in a few years. Check out renderings of the 2016 BMW M8 (name and year subject to change, of course)! The brand wants to create a supercar to celebrate its excitement for its upcoming centenary celebrations. Turning 100 years old is a big deal, thus it requires a vehicle that will switch gears from the norm and turn heads!
The next-gen M8 was previously thought to be an M1, though new details suggest that BMW will place an 8 on it. This is a huge hint that they will load it up with carbon fiber like the BMW i8, along with an impressive amount of muscle. The differences between the i8 and M8 will be clear, as the i8 is a hybrid and the M8 will boast a standard twin-turbocharged V8 engine ripping out 600 stallions.
We expect the total curb weight to be around 3,000 pounds, making good use of each horse. Guesses for the 0-60 mile-per-hour mark so far are around 3 seconds with a top speed approaching 200 miles per hour. These figures would be about what BMW would need to reach to compete as a supercar in today’s market, and could be even higher by 2016!
This rendering of the 2016 BMW M8 was inspired by the M1 Homage concept car, which made its debut at the 2008 Concorso D’Eleganza Villa d’Este. As you can assess from the math, it takes time for a car to make the trip from concept to creation, and it will be great to see what happens with this idea!
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