Uma Thurman drives the stylish BMW i8 Concept Roadster at 'Born Electric' World Tour party

Monday 19 November 2012, 10:04 AM by

Hollywood actress Uma Thurman upped the glam quotient at the unveiling ceremony of BMW's i8 Concept Roadster hybrid vehicle at the 'Born Electric' World Tour event, which was held on November 12, 2012 in New York. The world renowned Kill Bill actress was joined on stage by Ludwig Willisch, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BMW North America for the unveiling. Thurman even got a chance to get behind the wheel of BMW's cutting-edge carbon fibre based sports car, which is expected to hit company's retail outlets somewhere in 2014.

Uma Thurman drives the stylish BMW i8 Concept Roadster at
Uma Thurman drives the stylish BMW i8 Concept Roadster at 'Born Electric' World

The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is a genuine hybrid concept vehicle with a sophisticated plug-in capable battery charging unit. The ultra-modish and flamboyant i8 Concept Roadster is trimmed with a modified electric drive mechanism, which is designed on the similar lines of German auto maker's earlier model BMW i3 Concept. The upcoming i8 hybrid concept vehicle is capable of delivering an impressively high performance from its 3 cylinder motor, which churns out a decent power output of 220 bhp and maximum torque delivery of 300 Nm.

Reportedly, the revolutionary BMW i8 Concept Roadster's greatest attribute are its great power and torque performance along with an extremely frugal fuel and energy consumption. The cutting edge hybrid vehicle can seat up to four adults and run for close to 20 miles on a single fully charged Lithium ion battery, thereby underlining its one-of-a kind energy efficiency. The BMW i8 Concept Roadster is also proud recipient of 2012 Concept Car of the Year title, which was awarded to at the North American Concept Vehicle show. Hence, the sports car enthusiasts from all across globe are keeping their fingers crossed, as they eagerly wait for the i8 Concept Roadster's launch in 2014.