No, it's not a real car, but it's the replica that can single-handedly make you the coolest die-cast collector in history. Dear readers, I present you with the expert level of "fake it 'til you make it".
This full fiberglass replica of a BMW i8 comes equipped with front and rear LED lights that you can plug in and... that's about it. There is no internal structure, no interior, no mechanical components, and the wheels don't move, although it does roll on casters. The display doesn't come with it, but unless you're starting a life-size diorama about the history of BMW, it wouldn't be necessary.
However, this car can and does have a purpose, and here are some possible uses: Hang it from your ceiling and show your friends how eccentric you are, or park it in front of a movie set and get paid like Doug "Moneybags" DeMuro.
You could swap the body onto a Fiero or MR2 and have the most stunning kit car ever built. Maybe convert it into a bed and have your 10-year-old self jump for joy while your marriage falls apart. Or you could just park it in your garage and look at it. That way, you'll at least be on par with the Sultan of Brunei, and you'll have something that he doesn't.
If I had a growing pile of "f-me" money, I'd do it. Jay Leno, the ball's in your court.
Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.