The BMW i8, to all intents and purposes, is hardly a wallflower. The futuristic maw, the skywards opening doors and the back that looks like it’s gobbled up a Porsche 911 whole — nope it’s not a subtle car. However, if you’re still hankering to make your i8 stand out a bit more, then Abu Dhabi Motors, the exclusive BMW dealer in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, has just the answer.
The dealership, which is amongst the most successful BMW Group retailers in the region, has created a collection of bespoke, and suitably loud, colours for the hybrid sportscar, which are only available through Abu Dhabi Motors.
The special paints, which are “made by the very best paint companies in Germany using the very highest quality materials” will be available in nine retina-smacking hues. The first two available are Lava Red and Lava Orange, the additional seven that will be added to the list towards the end of 2016 include Lava Green, Austin Yellow, Twilight Purple and Sunglow Yellow. And to make it even more interesting, Abu Dhabi Motors also promises a year-long exclusivity for your colour.
So in essence there will only be nine of these cars on our roads, at least for one year.
Other cosmetic changes to the special i8 include a ton of aero addenda from AC Schnitzer. The front end gets a jutting carbon fibre splitter, while new side flaps up the visual schnell factor of the car. It also gets custom side skirts, a fixed carbon fibre rear spoiler and reworked rear aprons. Finally, the special i8 also gets new AC Schnitzer custom-designed wheels, to make it stand out even more.