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BMW i Unveils the New BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship

On the eve of the Monaco E-Prix, BMW i, Official Vehicle Partner of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, presented BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car at Yacht Club de Monaco.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

SPORT - EDITORIAL

by Taner Korkmaz

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The BMW i8 Roadster modified to be available for use at the racetrack, and the design is based on the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car. The new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car is the newest member of the BMW i Safety Cars fleet.

Designed as a performance vehicle in its main philosophy, the BMW i8 Roadster did not require much modification. Some essential add-ons were made just to comply with the FIA ​​safety rules, and the center of gravity was lowered by 15 mm.

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

There is a light bar mounted above the rear wing to ensure that the vehicle could easily be seen in any race condition. In addition to the cameras, BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car has a communication antenna and a GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle to ensure continuous communication with the racing control center.

There are two vehicles in the BMW i Safety Cars fleet. These are the BMW i8 Coupé Safety Car and the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car. The BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car will become the first Safety Car can be used in the racing world with an open cockpit.

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car

In the future, we will see more innovations on the tracks as a result of the joint efforts of the BMW i, which has made many innovations in the automobile world, and Formula E Championship, which guides the future of the world of motor racing.