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  AC Schnitzer ACS8
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AC Schnitzer ACS8
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AC Schnitzer ACS8 AC Schnitzer ACS8

Metric   Imperial
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Type Hybrid
Details Turbo 3 cyl Petrol/Electric
91 in3 
Max Power
357 bhp @5800rpm 
Max Torque
420 lb/ft @3700rpm 
Power to Weight
Torque to Weight
Specific Output 238 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.5:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.70 X 3.20 in 
Fuel Cons
134 mpg 
Emissions 49 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
155 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.1 sec 
0 - 100 mph
9.6 sec 
0 - 124 mph
14.5 sec 
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
12.4sec @112mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
184.6 in 
76.5 in 
50.1 in 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 21
? X 21 
Tyres (F/R) 245/35 21
285/30 21 
Fuel Capacity
6.6 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £125000
Used Price £n/a - £n/a

Although not a supercar in it's own right, AC Schnitzer's ACS8 'upgrade' visually transforms the base BMW i8 into a stylish, modern supercar to match any Italian exotica.

Enhancements include a choice of bespoke 21 inch alloys, lowered AC Schnitzer suspension and a plethora of new carbon fibre spoilers, skirts and wings. This gives the ACS8 a wide, agressive stance, partuclarly when accompanied by a modern satin wrap.

Mechanically the ACS8 is unchanged from the i8, which still means a decent 357bhp and a sub 5 sec 0-60mph (pergaps even faster due to the enhanced aerodynamics and lowered ride height). However, a tuned up version with somewhere north of 500bhp would have been a very desirable option.

The whole kit can be added to an existing BMW i8 for a mere 20k including fitting (in the UK).

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
81% 86% 5% 3
Ranks 4 of 771 Ranks 22 of 771 Ranks 232 of 771 Ranks 397 of 771

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