Hey! Guess what I saw heading toward Santa Barbara on Hwy 101 this week??
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The BMW i8 in the wild!! It reminded me of a Nissan GT-R or an Audi R8. The scalloped rear roofline (wing?) was a bit odd - sort of like flying buttresses. It had A LOT of scalloped features on the body. The tires were also skinnier than I expected - not like (for example) the fat meats on the M5.
It had signs on each door and the tail that said "Hybrid Test Vehicle" and I could see instrumentation mounted on the dash. It had California Distributor plates.
I think it kinda looks like a fancy tennis shoe (or "trainer" for those not in the USA). That's not bad though, much better than the hideous i3. The skinny tires are probably for fuel econ, boo!