PASSION FOR THE RACETRACK MEETS PASSION FOR SAILING:
BRUNO CORREIA AND PIERRE CASIRAGHI IN A VIDEO INTERVIEW.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS: CLICK THROUGH THE MOST IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS TO THE BMW i8 ROADSTER SAFETY CAR COMPARED WITH ITS PRODUCTION COUNTERPART.
2. WINDSCREEN AND SIDE WINDOW.
The shortened windscreen makes the car even more dynamic visually, and gives it a more aggressive appearance. To reduce the strain on the driver and co-driver to a minimum, the windscreen was also modified.
The car has M carbon ceramic brakes. A 6-piston brake caliper at the front and a 4-piston brake caliper at the rear provide optimum balance.
4. SEATING POSITION.
The Safety Car’s centre of gravity is also 15 millimetres lower than the production car. The adjustable driver’s seat was modified to suit Bruno Correia’s height.
5. LIGHT BAR.
The light bar consists of two orange-coloured side elements and a green middle element. Its positioning over the rear wing ensures good visibility in all racing situations and from every perspective.
6. ROLL BAR.
The FIA-certified roll bar holds a weight up to seven and a half times that of the car in a vertical main crash and up to three and a half times that of the car in a vertical front crash.
7. REAR SPOILER.
Compared with its production counterpart, the BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car has a rear wing that gives the car additional downforce.