Vehicle Virgins Buys BMW i8, Plans to Do Series on Everyday Usability

We've just spent over 20 minutes watching a renowned Youtube channel talking about the BMW i8. And the fist thing we want to point out is that old-timers at the dealership seem shocked to see kids in a green Lamborghini arriving to buy an i8.
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We're a little taken back by this too because it's only been a few weeks since the other guy changed his Gallardo for a Huracan. Vehicle Virgins used to be about affordable everyday motors, but they are now making vlogs about their supercars.

The initial vlog about picking up the car got nearly 400,000 views, so Vehicle Virgins is now going to make a series of episodes about everyday life with the BMW i8. That could be a mistake, as some people have said using an exotic car every day means you become numb to its charm.

Anyway, there are a couple of important things to note here. While being used to chase an R8, the hybrid coupe averaged over 20 miles to the gallon. But when trying really hard, the owner got around 40 mpg. For many people, that's not enough to buy one, especially when gas is so cheap.

But it's the i8's futuristic design that attracts most people to it. The differences between it and the Efficient Dynamics concept that previewed its arrival are microscopic and still looks amazing two years after being launched. The McLaren-like doors have made many people call it a "supercar."

VV says it's slightly disappointed with the interior, which isn't that unusual considering the $140,000 price tag. Well, if you ask us, the interior of the Lamborghini Huracan isn't that special either, but it doesn't detract from the overall experience. Some people believe that the car of the future will just have a giant screen in the middle, like a Tesla. But maybe BMW didn't want to rock the boat and believed buttons would make the initial shock of a 1.5-liter sports car subside a little easier.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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