A bit more color variety for the hybrid sports cars is much needed.

The countdown to the Geneva Motor Show continues as BMW has announced plans to use the event to introduce the new i8 Protonic Red Edition.

The company didn't provide many pictures of the model but confirmed it will feature a unique Protonic Red exterior with Frozen Grey metallic accents.  The car will also come equipped with 20-inch W-spoke light-alloy wheels that are painted in Aluminum matte and Orbit Grey metallic.

The unique styling carries over to the interior as customers will find red contrast stitching, carbon fiber trim, and "i8" embossed headrests.  The car also features “Protonic Red Edition” door sill plates, carbon-fiber door handles, and grey seat belts.  Other highlights including black ceramic detailing on the gear selector and special floor mats with leather piping and red contrast stitching.

Like the standard model, the special edition will have a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack.  This enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 357 horsepower which is enough to allow the i8 to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 155 mph.

The BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will go into production in July and the model will only be available for a limited time.

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