Welcome to AutoGuide.com’s Daily Diecast feature. Every day this week, we’ll be showcasing an extra special diecast model car from the web and showing you exactly why it’s awesome.
When your racing buddies are stuck in the past with their old, gigantic monster truck-looking RC cars, up the ante with this drivable BMW i8 Vision.
This car took the real-life stage back in 2009 dubbed as the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept car. Essentially, the concept was the inspiration for the BMW i8 and i8 Spyder concept in 2012.
Since this car never left the concept phase, we aren’t really sure how much it would cost, but we do know that the i8 costs around $136,000. Despite what could be the price, we’re absolutely certain it wouldn’t cost more than this RC car, which will take less than $40 from your wallet.
This remote control car’s chassis is made of metal with some plastic parts, including the tires. The exterior’s design is absolutely masterful and is a perfect reproduction of a real BMW i8 Vision. The tri-band remote allows for up to three people to play in the same vicinity with no interference.
This 1:14 to scale model weighs is 2.2 pounds and has enough juice for approximately 20 to 30 minutes of playing before the batteries needs to recharge. According to product reviews, this RC car reaches a maximum speed of 6-8 mph thanks to the battery’s 4.8 volts. While your friend’s car may beat this i8 in a fair race, you can rest assured that you’d win the “Sexiest Car of the Race” award, hands-down.