Ever since BMW released the quite spectacular M1 Hommage a few years back speculation has been rife that the Munich maestros would return to the supercar category. It’s been a bit of an on-again, off-again saga to be honest and the latest word has the BMW supercar firmly back on the agenda.
Interestingly, it is said the car will wear an M8 badge, rather than the iconic M1 name. Which begs the question, why then didn’t they call the 1 Series M CoupÃ© the M1?
Never mind that, let’s focus on the M8. It’s likely to be based on the lean and green i8 platform, but will shed the green focus for a fair dinkum V8 engine. We suggest you start your peak power nominations at 600hp. Oh yes!
[Source: Automobile Magazine]