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BMW i8 heading up the Goodwood Hillcimb in June

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The BMW i8 is heading up the Goodwood Hillclimb

The Honda NSX won’t be the only green supercar heading up the hillcimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June – the new BMW i8 hybrid supercar will be too. BMW has announced that the i8 will be seen in action in the UK for the first time at the end of June when it too takes on the 1.16 mile Goodwood Hillcimb during the 2014 Festival of Speed.

It’ll be the first time we get to see just how capable the i8 is, and even with a paltry 1.5 litre 3-cylinder engine it promises impressive performance as that little 3-pot churns out 228bhp oin its own and 356bhp when its electric motor joins in.

That may not seem like supercar power, but at just 1490kg the i8 is light and promises 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, which will help the hillclimb as will its promised dynamics.

Along with the i8, BMW will have the M3 Saloon and M4 Coupe on show (and a chance to drive them on the Moving Motor Show day) and an M special anniversary edition.

MINi will be strongly represented with various incarnations of the all new MINI hatch, the new John Cooper Works Concept and Paddy Hopkirk on hand to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his 1964 Monte Carlo win in a Mini Cooper.

The 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from 26-29th June 2014.


By Cars UK