BMW i8 Concept Driving at Villa d'Este [Video]
The Ford Evos and Lexus LF-Lc were both interesting in their own way, but perhaps the king of strangely powered concepts in the last 12 months or so is this, the i8 Concept first shown in Frankfurt last year.
Its eDrive system is a strange gas-electric plug-in hybrid mix. The front is powered by electric motors, while the back has a 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder engine with over 200 horsepower. Together, they offer M3-like performance. The i8 can run as an electric FWD, gasoline RWD or hybrid AWD.
You might also note that the concept’s light seem to blink, and that’s because they are laser-powered.