BMW has unveiled its latest Formula E safety car, and it’s based on the i8 Roadster. Unlike the production model, this special safety car sits 15mm lower to the ground, comes equipped with an FIA-approved roll bar, a new front splitter and of a light bar mounted above the rear wing for better visibility. Other upgrades include GPS communication antennas, a rear view camera, and retaining the standard 228hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with a 141hp electric motor for a combined power output for 386hp. Read more for additional pictures and information.
“In implementing the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car, the BMW i engineers, designers and communications crew have dared to explore new horizons and create an absolutely unique car. The development team behind the Safety Car is akin to a start-up. Our engineers got creative within their own ranks and assembled it on top of their regular jobs. In doing so, they have achieved something completely new,” said Dr. Robert Irlinger, Head of BMW i.