AC Schnitzer Turns Up the Mean on the BMW i8

There are those who wouldn’t dare lay hands on a brand new car and modify it with aftermarket bits. To those folks, please avert your eyes. Legendary German tuner AC Schnitzer has bestowed the BMW i8 with even more carbon fiber, and although it might offend the purists, it does look good.  The carbon diet begins at the front with the BMW now sporting an AC Schnitzer front splitter and carbon side skirts, followed around at the back with a carbon rear wing. The entire car’s suspension has been lowered by around an inch, front and back, which puts the carbon closer to the road, making it that much more sleek in a straight line. RELATED: Take a Closer Look at the 2015 AC Schnitzer BMW i8 Hybrid RELATED: AC Schnitzer Built a BMW 4-Series Police Car And it Means Business The firm has assembled new footwear for the i8 as well, the eye-catching five-spoke AC1 forged alloy wheels. The set shaves just short of 10 pounds compared to the factory BMW units, but measure one inch taller and markedly wider, which means there’s more tire painted on and the weight factors out. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which looks better. Inside it’s much the same as the standard BMW treatment, though now the i8 features aluminum hewn pedals, foot rest, and velour floor mats. Price has yet to be listed, but what say you, denizens of the Internet? Would you spec-up your hypothetical BMW i8 with a Schnitzer kit? RELATED: See How Close the BMW i8 Came to its 2012 Concept Car ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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