AT A GLANCE
Price: $ 309.900.
engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline three-cylinder and plug-in battery hybrid system with 275kW / 570Nm.
Fuel consumption: 2.0 liters in 100 km.
The plug-in cars are clearly marked by Top Cars this year. As it should be: EV's product portfolio is growing and there was an explosion in the interest of Kiwi people in all kinds of electric vehicles.
This award actually has nothing to do with powertrain technology. But we made a promise because we think it is quite nice to have a plug in the sexiest car of 2018.
A lot of people would claim that the BMW i8 wasn't exactly beautiful. We disagree.
* Best Cup in 2018
* Top Convertible in 2018
* Best Plug-in Trolley in 2018
But "beautiful" and "sexy" are not necessarily the same thing, and the i8's shaping function and peculiar form makes it incredibly striking, very attractive – and yes, very sexy.
The new i8 roadster is even more than a coupe sister.
The ultra-compact fabric roof of the open top car has an elegant profile that provides the coolest look as a coupe, and when it is pulled back (there's a clever mechanism that twists and turns it in a vertical position), it allows the baby to enter the super car style. .
The roof is retracted in just 15 seconds and can be operated up to 50kmh. When it falls, the rear window retracts up to 30mm to serve as a draft stop.
The lightweight design used in all i-brand vehicles has been moved to the roadster.
Dihedral doors are a new design made of aluminum outer shell carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).
The windscreen frame is entirely made of CFRP – a critical safety structure in a roadster and an indication of the strength of the material.
The low asphalted appearance is partly courtesy of the side skirts of the i8 roadster, which are also shaped from the CFRP.