There’s no question that the BMW i8 is one of the sexiest cars on the road today.. When I got the chance to drive it last year, it got attention like you wouldn’t believe! But it’s one shortcoming is that it’s only offered in 3 subdued color choices (Sophisto Grey Metallic, Crystal White Pearl Metallic, and Ionic Silver Metallic), none of which are terribly exciting looking, especially when parked next to a brightly-colored McLaren or Lamborghini.
But that’s no longer a problem, as BMW has introduced six new colors (Solar Orange, Frozen Grey, Twilight Purple Pearl, Speed Yellow, Frozen Black and Java Green) that really help the i8 stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, the Individual colors are only available for UK customers, at a price of £5,495.
“The BMW i8 embodies the accomplished vision of a modern and sustainable sports car. The new paintwork colours not only complement the BMW i8s emotive styling and design, they also work harmoniously with the BMW i brand and provide customers with exclusive personalised options.” – Richard Hudson, Sales Director for BMW UK
A variety of finishes are available including non-metallic, metallic or Xirallic, which uses a mixture of synthetic mica or aluminum flakes to produce scintillating effects.
In an interesting twist, BMW is only selling a limited number of vehicles in each color, so if you want an i8 in one of these colors, you’d better act fast!