A BMW i8 with a V8 engine 800 HP is the latest project of Gabura Racing


Gabura Racing will transplant a V8 within the BMW i8

The BMW i8 has a spectacular sporting and technological, but so far no trainer has dared to modify it beyond its exterior. Gabura Racing announces that his next project is to introduce the V8 of the BMW M6 in the interior of the sporty plug-in hybrid. A great madness!

Up to 800-HP V8 engine modified by Alpina

But the good news continue: the preparer is not satisfied with the block 4.4-liter V8 serial (560 HP and 680 Nm of torque), but since it is stuck at a site will grab a updated version by Alpine, which means that the thruster may have a power of went out close to the 800 CV.

in Addition, Gabura announces that it will add a sequential six-speed transmission that will be coupled to the rear axle to balance the weight of the BMW. Is sow some doubt as to whether the preparer shall keep the nature hybrid plug-in in any manner, or on the contrary will be moved exclusively by burning fuel, I’d bet on this last option.


The V8 will be a version modified by Alpina of the spectacular engine of BMW M6

By the time there is no specific data on the total power sent to the wheels or the figures relating to the benefits of the sport with the V8 in its interior. This is due to the project is still immersed in the phase of development.

What we are sure is that it will offer great results considering that the BMW i8-series accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds, all thanks to its propellant hybrid that combines a gasoline engine 1.5-liter with an electric whose combined power is 362 CV.