Evo put the BMW i8 against the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK on track, only to be surprised by how much fun BMW's eco-supercar is despite making a few compromises in favor of better fuel economy. But what if the M division were to make a few modifications?
The 991 GTS is significantly faster around a track, no question about it. Not only does it come with more power thanks to that state-of-the-art flat-six, but the i8's skinny tires also give it a massive grip advantage. Now, the i8 was never designed to be a track car, and it's pretty remarkable how well it performs considering its prime directive: Being the polar bear hugging supercar of the future.
BMW's M team could certainly give it stickier tires and more kraft, but wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose of the BMW i brand?
I wouldn't hold my breath.
But one thing is for sure: If they start working on it, they better finish the job this time...