Snapped this time with the soft top roof up, the still camouflaged prototype does however provide a glimpse of what to expect from the facelifted i8, notably a slightly redesigned front bumper and updated grille. Widely expected to retain the 1.5-litre petrol / electric drivetrain, power will reportedly go up by 11 kW compared to current model for a total system output of 277 kW.
Other notable upgrades mulled include revised suspension, a 10 kWh battery versus the 7.1 kWh being used at present and new autonomous tech.
Sales of the Spyder and regular Coupe are likely to commence next year.
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