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Published on May 9th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Super Gallery: Building the BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

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It’s as fast as it is futuristic looking, and the BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid supercar that showcases what this new wave of automotive innovation is capable of. These behind-the-scenes photos show what it takes to put this amazing machine together using some of the latest and greatest manufacturing techniques.

We’ve already established that the buzzy-but-powerful three-cylinder gas engine certainly sounds the part of a supercar motor. BMW has also show us how a single strand of carbon fiber becomes the CFRP body shell of both the i3 and i8. But if you really want to see poetry in action, this series of manufacturing photos shows off not just the production of the i8, but also BMW’s gleaming-white factory.

It’s all very German, don’t you agree?

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Source: BMW via Designboom



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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



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