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BMW i8 Roadster priced from £124,735 in the UK https://t.co/0X2SpkpsAb

The lightweight design approach was meticulously adapted to the specific requirements of the Roadster model. The open-top comes with new frameless dihedral doors made from CFRP, with an aluminium outer shell, while the windscreen frame is made entirely from CFRP. This ultra-strong high-tech material is ideally equipped to provide exceptional rigidity, maximising the car’s occupant protection even if it rolls over. CFRP is also used to manufacture the side skirts with their extra-large cross-section. The skirts also contribute to the body’s stiffness, as do the additional panels in the rear suspension and the specially designed struts for the front and rear axle. Thanks to the high-strength CFRP body, the chassis and body elements specific to the BMW i8 Roadster result in an extremely small weight gain when compared to other open-top models. The unladen weight of the i8 Roa...

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