Its a beautiful car in person. Someone wanted it real bad and was sold for $247K before taxes and fees.
Honestly... if I wanted my rich man's eco-friendly fix, I would just buy a Tesla before an i8. Tesla is checking all the boxes in terms of building up an electric vehicle infrastructure, keeping the car's software flexible and upgradeable, and covering anything and everything with their cars because they want the company to take off. The Model S P85D is a dual electric motor AWD with nearly 700 combined HP, a range of 253 miles, and an acceleration (for it being massively heavy) of 3.2 seconds and it's $98,170 (according to their website ) after the $7500 federal tax credit.
Am I making a bad comparison here? I'm not even sure what category the i8 is. Sporty, luxurious hybrid coupe? Definitely a beautiful car and might be something I'd consider if I was throwing money at the wind.
Last edited by vbora01; 01-10-2015 at 06:21 PM.