The BMW i8 – In 2009, BMW introduced the Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics: an exotic sports-coupe aimed at redefining driving enthusiasm as we know it. Growing into a gas-electric hybrid that is known today as the i8, BMW is fully prepared to challenge every pre-conceived notion about the future of driving.
BMW defines the i8 as “the world’s most forward-looking sports car” and it’s hard to argue.
“It’s pronounced ‘Jay-Sue-Tay,’” he says. Miro Sutai is the man behind JSUTAI, a connecticut-based automotive design company, whose specialties range from bodywork and paint, to suspension and wheels, and at its core, design consultation. In many ways, it’s a unique and niche market to take head on, but Miro is out to make himself known. With his latest company build based on the iconic BMW E30 M3, it comes as no surprise that the car has made the rounds across the internet.
There’s not a gearhead on the planet over the age of 20 whom doesn’t hold some form of reverence for the McLaren F1 – during its time, it was unquestionably the greatest car the world had ever seen. It was faster and more advanced than any car before it, setting records that are still held to this day. The McLaren F1 was built to honor the late Bruce McLaren and his legacy – it was an exercise to build what could be considered the ultimate road car.
For most die-hard BMW guys, the Dinan name is synonymous with some of the coolest, turbocharged shark-nosed four-round-healight-having Bavarian rockets of the ’80s, period. For an even broader audience, however, the very same name is synonymous with over-priced aftermarket BMW parts, upsold solely because of a name and badge.
The 24 Hours of Daytona has long been regarded as one of the most challenging races in the world. Titled the Rolex 24 for the past 23 years, it stands as a leg in the Triple Crown of endurance racing, followed by the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Together, these races push cars, and teams to their absolute limits of durability and sanity. Andrew and I flew to Florida join in; to push ourselves to the limit in capturing our first-ever 24-hour race.